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Bridge of Orchy to Inveroran

Hiking trail · Argyll and Bute
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  • Sunrise Above Loch Tulla in Inveroran
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m 400 300 200 100 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Viewpoint for spotting Birds Of Prey Inveroran Hotel Bridge of Orchy Hotel

After passing through the remote hamlet of Bridge of Orchy, a short two-mile jaunt up the road will bring you to the idyllic outpost of Inveroran. 

moderate
3.9 km
1:10 h
166 m
164 m

There is a steep climb as you leave Bridge of Orchy, but you are rewarded with some of the best views in Scotland (in our humble opinion). A short descent brings you to the isolated Inveroran Hotel.

Author’s recommendation

 

 

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Macs Adventure
Updated: February 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
319 m
Lowest point
155 m
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Rest Stop

Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Inveroran Hotel

Safety information

Maps

If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the West Highland Way map from Footprints. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.

Guidebook

If you wish to bring a guidebook, we would recommend Trailblazer's West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William by Charlie Loram.

Macs Adventure Blogs

Using our decades of experience we have written several blogs containing helpful tips, daily wildlife information, lunch stops, where to eat, FAQ and more. Please follow the link below to read our West Highland Way insights:

https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holidays/category/walking/west-highland-way/ 

Tips, hints and links

Noted on the interactive map are a few notable points of interest. Click the icons on the map for more information.

Start

Bridge of Orchy (176 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.517752, -4.766348
UTM
30V 391320 6265103

Destination

Inveroran Hotel

Turn-by-turn directions

*** To help you follow the route with confidence we provide these route notes to help you. The West Highland Way is well waymarked, but we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should you wish to take paper copies with you. ***

 

Follow the road between Bridge of Orchy Hotel and Stance cottage. Cross the bridge to follow the trail into the forest and ascend to the viewpoint at Mam Carraigh – a great place to spot birds of prey soaring above the moor. It is then just a short descent to Inveroran Hotel.

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all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

If you wish to bring a guidebook, we would recommend Trailblazer's West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William by Charlie Loram.

Using our decades of experience, we have written several blogs containing helpful tips, daily wildlife information, lunch stops, where to eat, FAQ and more. Please follow the link below to read our West Highland Way insights:

https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holidays/category/walking/west-highland-way/ 

Author’s map recommendations

If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the West Highland Way map from Footprints. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.

Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. A waterproof cover for your rucksack is also useful.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it would be beneficial to bring a power bank.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:10h
Ascent
166 m
Descent
164 m
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