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Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy

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Follow the West Highland Way through lush forests, then emerge onto open ground at the feet of mountains and continue to the remotely situated Bridge of Orchy.  
Distance 21.6 km
5:51 h
343 m
349 m

Commence gently, walking through the verdant Strath Fillan, you will follow the footsteps of St Fillan, an 8th century Irish evangelist whose subsequent cult attracted Robert the Bruce as one of his followers.


Passing through the ruins of his chapel you move through Dalrigh, the 'King’s Field’, where legend has it Robert the Bruce suffered defeat in 1306. Follow the ‘Way’ amidst the sky scraping mountain scenery of Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain you descend to Bridge of Orchy.

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Update: January 24, 2018
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
160 m

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:



Crianlarich village centre (166 m)
OS Grid
NN 38436 25393
56.393105, -4.618999
56°23'35.2"N 4°37'08.4"W
30V 400058 6251008


Bridge of Orchy

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We 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.


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OS Grid
NN 38436 25393
56.393105, -4.618999
56°23'35.2"N 4°37'08.4"W
30V 400058 6251008
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Przemyslaw Lazaronek
August 26, 2018 · Community
niedziela, 26 sierpnia 2018 18:26:36
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21.6 km
5:51 h
343 m
349 m


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