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The 'floating' rail track crosses Rannoch moor - a high plateau of around 50 square miles consisting mostly of water and quivering peat bog. As well as quivering, the moor is rebounding, slowly, from the weight of ice from the last ice age, around 10000 years ago..The moor, especially its western side near Glencoe, is the source of many of the iconic images of Scotland, epitomising the idea of remote, uncompromising wilderness in the popular imagination..The meandering line of Scotland's Watershed meets the railway as it slices an emphatic and dynamic line across the moor at Lochan a Chladeimh - Lochan of the Sword.