Situated some 80 miles west of Inverness, Loch Ewe offers some of the most magnificent scenery in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Quiet crofting communities dot the shore; seals, dolphins, otters and porpoises are regularly seen in the waters; and the surrounding countryside is home to a wide variety of birdlife including the rare and magnificent golden eagle. At the west end of the loch, a jetty was added by the National Trust for Scotland, and this has allowed visiting cruise ships to land passengers in the usually sheltered waters of Camas Glas to visit one of the most glorious gardens in Scotland, Inverewe. The path up to the Garden passes beneath old European silver firs and beeches and has a view back through large-leaved rhododendrons to the base of the cliff of Am Ploc Ard. A series of hairpin bends known as the Devil's Elbow, takes tourists from the jetty to the lower parts of the garden.