Hiking and Hillwalking

There are a huge range of walking and mountain climbing possibilities in the Glencoe and Lochaber areas.

Glencoe Lochan

Right from the front door Glencoe Lochan trails can be picked up just 200 metres from the Guest House. No car is needed! Being where we are gives an opportunity for a pre-breakfast wander before having to share it with others later in the day. In the late evening you often have it all to yourselves too!  It feels very much like an extension to our own garden. Owned and managed by Forestry Commission Scotland there are 3 maintained and signposted walking trails through the forests around Glencoe Lochan.

Outside this area there are other trails and routes which lead off in other directions giving some great add-ons to the existing walking trails.

West Highland Way

Parts of the West Highland Way can also be started a short drive from the Guest House. The Devils Staircase takes you to a high point with some amazing views of what makes up the Glencoe mountain area.

Another option would be from Blackrock Cottage out to Ba Bridge. This route gives you a true wilderness feel as you look out across the expanse of Rannoch Moor – perhaps even more dramatic in a shower!

The Pap of Glencoe

The Pap of Glencoe is a well know mountain often overlooked due to the fact that it is not one of the big ones but at 742 metres it still defeats many walkers. The scramble for the last 100 metres is for many a challenge but for everyone prepared to take it on, the reward of the views from it summit – awesome!

The National Trust

The National Trust for Scotland Glencoe visitor Centre gives a lot of information about what makes up our area – the Geology, History. Ecology and conversation are all areas which the National Trust Centre provides information and exabits on. Their Rangers regularly operate Land Rover Safaris and guided walks into some of the more in-accessible areas of the Glen. These are usually very popular and most people pre-book them in advance.

A good walk for those with limited time perhaps or with just a morning spare there is a logging vehicle access track that leads you up to the radio mast with great panoramic views which are always changing as the path traverses in different directions as it takes you up the hillside.