Located in the spectacular Scottish Highlands, the road to the Loch Etive was featured in the 2012 Bond blockbuster Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. The road is frequently narrow with many hairpin bends not wide enough for two vehicles and a busy tourist route.
Loch Etive is a 30 km sea loch in the spectacular Scottish Highlands location of Glen Etive extending for nearly twenty miles between the foot of Glen Etive and the open seas of the Firth of Lorn, on the West Coast of the country.
Beginning in the A82, the road is 12.5 miles long. It’s asphalted but extremely narrow. The road where Bond tells M that this is where he comes from, is single track and not suitable for large vehicles. The shot was taken on the Dalness Estate in Glen Etive. The water to the left is the River Etive. This road ends at the head of the loch, though rough tracks continue along both shores.
This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The area is a popular location for film makers. Incredible place, if you're lucky enough to live nearby you are able to just wander up to many of the film sets. The resulting influx of visitors has led to concerns about the despoilation of the glen through littering and fly-tipping. It has hosted many huge films such as:
Thor: Dark World
The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Order of the Phoenix
The 39 Steps.