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Crianlarich to Tyndrum

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m 400 300 200 100 8 6 4 2 km Convenience Store & ATM Crianlarich Hotel Tyndrum's 2018 Gold Rush! The Real Food Café St Fillan's Priory

Pass through forestry, the ruined priory of St Fillan, and across moorland to the busy little village of Tyndrum. 

moderate
9.1 km
2:29 h
152 m
177 m

After Crianlarich you enjoy a period of secluded woodland walking before making your way back to the valley floor and through farmland surrounded by towering highland scenery. 

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Macs Adventure
Updated: February 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
164 m
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Rest Stop

The Real Food Café
Crianlarich Hotel

Safety information

As you arrive into Tyndrum, be careful crossing the main road. Tyndrum is a popular stop for drivers and can be a busy place.

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/ 

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.

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.

 

Re-stock on cash and supplies

Tyndrum is a fairly busy little hub with lots of walkers and drivers stopping on their journeys. You can stock up on snacks and supplies Brodies or the Green Welly. There is also a cash machine at Green Welly's, although they do charge per use. There is also an outdoor equipment section in Green Welly's if you need any midge repellent.

Tyndrum will be your last chance to stock up on cash and supplies until Kinlochleven.

Start

Conifer plantation outside of Crianlarich (15-minute walk from town centre) (256 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.389650, -4.632663
UTM
30V 399206 6250644

Destination

Tyndrum village centre

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. ***

 

Re-join the path from where you left the previous day and follow the route uphill through the conifer plantation following the West Highland Way waymarking (Do not go back through the kissing gate you came through the day previous).

From here the Way crosses the valley floor to pass by the St Fillan’s Priory at 4.70 km, some ruined walls are all that remain of this 12th century monastery that King Robert the Bruce had rebuilt as a priory to honour St Fillan after the Battle of Bannockburn.  From the priory the trail keeps to the valley floor and continues towards the village of Tyndrum – look out for signs of the old mine at Connonish just before the path comes to Tyndrum with the railway on your left-hand side. 

To enter the village, turn right off the West Highland Way at 9.10 km, where the path crosses a road leading to the railway station of Tyndrum Lower on your left.  Follow this single-track road into the village – looking out for your accommodation on the way, there are a few B&Bs on your left-hand side before reaching the A82.  On reaching the A82 as it passes through the village of Tyndrum turn left for the public toilets, the Real Food Café, TJ’s Diner, and the Green Welly Stop. 

***N.B.   For those staying in Ewich House you will be coming off the West Highland Way slightly earlier than other Tyndrum accommodations. Please see the directions on your accommodation list .  ***

In Tyndrum when you reach the A82 once again be aware that some accommodations may be on the right-hand side further down the road. Please use your specific accommodation details to direct you to the front door of each applicable property. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
2:29h
Ascent
152 m
Descent
177 m
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