Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking trail

Loch an Nostarie Loop Walk

· 2 reviews · Hiking trail · Highland
Responsible for this content
Macs Adventure Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Sea Eagle
    / Sea Eagle
m 100 50 5 4 3 2 1 km
Leave the seaside town of Mallaig and take a loop walk up over the heathery moor with exposed rock, taking ample time to enjoy the peace of Loch an Nostarie.  
easy
Distance 5.9 km
1:40 h
155 m
154 m
This loop walk combines sea views with a visit to an attractive hill loch. The middle section of the path is often very wet and boggy underfoot. However, the views across to the Small Isles and mountains beyond Loch an Nostarie make this a very worthwhile walk.  The picnic table at the loch makes for a delightful lunch spot.
Profile picture of Catherine Allan
Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: August 02, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
127 m
Lowest point
6 m

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries: 

WSSHIGH

 

Start

Station Road, Mallaig (6 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NM 67608 96993
DD
57.005417, -5.828731
DMS
57°00'19.5"N 5°49'43.4"W
UTM
30V 328213 6321546
w3w 
///sketching.restore.sedative

Destination

Station Road, Mallaig

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NM 67608 96993
DD
57.005417, -5.828731
DMS
57°00'19.5"N 5°49'43.4"W
UTM
30V 328213 6321546
w3w 
///sketching.restore.sedative
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
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

3.0
(2)
Belinda Holdsworth
September 18, 2019 · Community
Very muddy and slippery
Show more
Michael Kubli
July 25, 2019 · Community
On the way back to Mallaig
Photo: Michael Kubli, Community

Photos from others

On the way back to Mallaig

Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
155 m
Descent
154 m

Statistics

  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view