Walks

 

Use our unique search facility to browse all the possible walks in the area. Download our pamphlets and do the walk yourself, or contact us to organise for one of our guides to take you out and help you explore the local geology, botany and natural history.
 
Note timing for walks are rough estimates, allowing plenty of time to stop and enjoy the views.  Committed and experienced walkers will complete these in less time.

 

Last Updated: Feb 25 2009 9:39PM

Area: Glencoe
Difficulty:  Medium
Details: Walk Length: 3 hrs/4 hrs,   Munros Munros: 0   Corbetts Corbetts: 0   Grahams Grahams: 0  
Map Reference: Landranger 41 NN084583
Description:

Route 1/2

Starting at the Ballachulish Visitors Centre, cross the road and walk into the old Slate Quarry.  As an aside, there are some good interpretation boards in here to explain how the slate was extracted.

Turn right once in the gate and walk up a well defined path until the path crosses a deer fence.  Do not go through the gate, but keep on the left hand side of the fence and follow the faint track up and along the rim of the quarry.

After crossing an old ruined drystone dyke, the path turns right and heads steeply up the hill.  After the second false summit (be prepared!), you will descend slightly to climb over the deer fence.  From here it is a short and slightly boggy climb up to the Mast.

If you go slightly to the left of the Mast, you will get some glorious views down Glencoe itself.

Route 2

If you wish to walk to the NTS visitors centre, then cross the fence at the base of the Mast, and follow the forestry track down to the Centre.  From here there is a track which brings you back alongside the A82 to Ballachulish. 

 

Route 1

If not, retrace your steps down to the Ballachulish Information centre and a well earned cup of tea.