WALK TO FROM THE ESTATE
BEINN A’BHEITHIR (THE MOUNTAIN OF THE THUNDERBOLT), GLENACHULLISH
Take the A828 west from the roundabout south of Ballachulish bridge, signposted Oban. About 1/3 mile (1/2 km) past the Ballachulish Hotel turn left, signposted Glenachulish. Follow this road for around half a mile to the car park. The car park is at grid reference NN 046 588, and if you are using Sat Nav, the nearest post code is PH49 4JZ.
DRIVE TO FROM THE ESTATE
BALLACHULISH SLATE QUARRIES AND LOCH LEVEN, BALLACHULISH (HRS 1)
This is really a combination of two very short and easy but contrasting walks. The first is a visit to the old Ballachulish slate quarries which supplied most of Scotland with slates for generations; after this look at industrial heritage the second part of the walk is a delightfully scenic stroll around the peninsula behind the Isles of Glencoe Hotel.
BRECKLET TRAIL, BALLACHULISH (HRS 1 – 1.5)
This waymarked trail climbs high above the old Ballachulish Slate Quarries giving stunning views; the return walk is through dense forestry plantations but visits some hidden ruins.
GLENCOE LOCHAN, GLENCOE (HRS 1 – 1.5)
Head east through the centre of Glencoe village and over the hump-back bridge. The entrance to Glencoe Lochan is on the left just after the bridge. The car park is at grid reference NN 104 593, and if you are using Sat Nav, the nearest post code is PH49 4HT.
THE PAP OF GLENCOE, GLENCOE (HRS 3.5 – 5)
Known in Gaelic as Sgorr na Ciche, the Pap of Glencoe is a familiar landmark around the lower end of the glen and Loch Leven. Despite its modest height, it is a sensational viewpoint and gives a short but steep but very rough hillwalk.
SIGNAL ROCK AND AN TORR, GLENCOE (HRS 1 – 1.5)
One of the few short walks in Glencoe, this ramble explores the woodland in the central part of the Glen, and visits Signal Rock, where according to legend the signal was given to begin the Glencoe Massacre.
LOST VALLEY (COIRE GABHAIL), GLENCOE (HRS 2 – 3)
Coire Gabhail is the hidden valley where the MacDonalds of Glen Coe hid their rustled cattle. A visit involves a very rough but intensely dramatic and scenic walk.
THE TWO LAIRIGS, GLENCOE (HRS 5 – 6)
This fine circular walk combines two historic passes between Glen Coe and Glen Etive – the Lairig Eilde and the Lairig Gartain – to make a fine circular walk around the base of Buachaille Etive Beag.
GLEN RIGH, ONICH (HRS 1.5 – 2.5)
Turn off the A82 between Fort William and Ballachulish into Inchree village. The car park is at the end of the public road at grid reference NN 029 634, and if you are using Sat Nav, the nearest post code is PH33 6SG.
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