Photo of Loch Kernsary

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Falls of Kirkaig >>

Loch Kernsary

License this image for your own use

Loch Kernsary
Wester Ross - Poolewe, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Photo location map

About the photo:

One of my favourite walks in the Highlands is the circular trail around Loch Kernsary, south of Poolewe. The walk starts from the main road, just south of the entrance to Inverewe Gardens. On this occasion the day was overcast and rather unappealing, but as so often happens in the Highlands, the sun suddenly broke through the clouds and formed a spotlight over the hills and the waters of the loch.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
in
Featured Historic Hotel
Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle
Edinburgh, Lothian

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Dalhousie Castle is steeped in history. Located in extensive grounds beside the River Esk, yet only a short drive the centre of Edinburgh, the castle dates to the 13th century. Enjoy luxurious accommodation with a bit of something magic - what other hotel offers falconry within the grounds? Traditional Scottish hospitality in a luxurious 4 star castle hotel. more >>

More hotels in Lothian >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



 Clue

This Day in British History

18 August, 1707

Death of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire

Cavendish was a powerful supporter of the Glorious Revolution of 1888, bringing William and Mary to the throne. He also rebuilt Chatsworth House, creating one of the great English country houses.

Monarch Mayhem

This monarch was killed by a stray arrow



 Clue



Accommodation

Poolewe (Self catering)
Riverview Cottage, Poolewe

Riverview Cottage

Sitting room with wood/coal burner and arch to dining room with patio doors to garden. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Twin bedded room. Utility room. Cloakroom/WC. First floor: Double …
Sleeps 6

More cottages in Poolewe >>

Poolewe (Self catering)
The Whitehouse, Poolewe

The Whitehouse

This most impressive and superior detached cottage is situated three miles from Poolewe in the stunning North West Highlands and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 8

More cottages in Poolewe >>

Passionate about British Heritage!