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Rannoch Station to Kingshouse/Glencoe

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  • A lone tree on the Rannoch Moor
    / A lone tree on the Rannoch Moor
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The deserted Rannoch Moor is a dramatic backdrop for your walk from Rannoch station to the mountain pass of Glencoe.  
difficult
Distance 19.7 km
6:00 h
140 m
207 m
372 m
246 m

The emptiness of Rannoch Moor is beguiling. A big sky landscape of marsh, rivers, and lochs populated only by deer. Your walk follows an ancient right of way, which cunningly finds a route through the beautiful emptiness of the landscape. The Kingshouse Hotel, sitting picture perfect in front of Buachaille Etive Mor, marks the end of your day’s walk. 

Due to high demand throughout the summer season there may not be space in the Kingshouse Hotel - your accommodation list will tell you how your transfer from Kingshouse to Glencoe works if you are staying in Glencoe village.  

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
372 m
Lowest point
246 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries: 

WSSCTC

Start

Rannoch Station (300 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 42292 57771
DD
56.684988, -4.576260
DMS
56°41'06.0"N 4°34'34.5"W
UTM
30V 403442 6283431
w3w 
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Destination

Kingshouse Hotel / Glencoe

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional turn-by-turn route notes. We are have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 42292 57771
DD
56.684988, -4.576260
DMS
56°41'06.0"N 4°34'34.5"W
UTM
30V 403442 6283431
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
207 m
Highest point
372 m
Lowest point
246 m

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