Make your way towards Bridge of Orchy on good paths and gaze upon the conical mountain Beinn Dorain.
The scenery, as you leave Tyndrum, is stunning and now that you are getting into your stride you will love the fast-going on the military roads. . Initially you follow the valley to Bridge of Orchy with the magnicicent Beinn Dorain ahead of you and the railway on your right.
From Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy you will walk along old military roads and alongside The West Highland Railway Line. Walking on the military road in this section can be tough on your knees and feet so take your time and enjoy your magnificent surroundings. There is little shelter for this section make sure you are prepared for all weathers. Carry a waterproof and some sun cream
Please take extreme care crossing the A82 road to reach Bridge of Orchy Hotel
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.
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:
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.
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.