Loch Laggan is used as the balancing reservoir to feed the Aluminium Works in Fort William, and as such the level of loch Laggan can vary quite considerably over the seasons. Drops in levels of the Loch expose the famous white sand beach at the head of Loch Laggan which is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy spectacular loch to mountain views.
The area is situated in the middle of the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges and as such is surrounded by Ben Nevis, Craig Meagaidh Nature Reserve and the Cairngorms National Park. This all give an unrivalled range of vistas unsurpassed in Scotland.
The nearby village of Laggan bridge the headwaters of the River Spey and has a village shop and local hotel amenities. Further afield the villages of Newtonmore and Kingussie have a wider range of facilities while Aviemore give access to a wide range of shops and on to the Funicular railway access to Cairngorm mountain itself.