Plan je tocht hier naartoe Kopieer route
Dagwandeling Aanbevolen route

Bridge of Orchy to Glencoe Ski Centre / Shuttle Pick-Up

Dagwandeling
Verantwoordelijk voor deze inhoud
Macs Adventure Ltd Geverifieerde partner  Keuze ontdekkingsreizigers 
  • Sunrise Above Loch Tulla in Inveroran
    / Sunrise Above Loch Tulla in Inveroran
    Foto: Fraser MacRae, Macs Adventure Ltd
  • / Black Rock Cottages and Buachaille Etive Mor
m 500 400 300 200 100 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Glencoe Mountain Resort Café Bridge of Orchy Hotel Kingshouse Hotel Inveroran Hotel Ba Bridge Drove Roads
After passing the isolated Inveroran hotel, walk across the Rannoch Moor and look upon Scotland's most iconic mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor.  - this route variation will take you straight to the Macs Adventure shuttle to Glencoe pick-up point. 
Matig
Afstand 18,1 km
5:30 u
486 m
306 m

***If you aren't using the shuttle / are overnighting at Kingshouse / or aren't stopping at Kingshouse please use the Inveroran to Kingshouse route for this section of the Way.***

 

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.

Arguably one of the most scenic sections along the West Highland Way; leave Inveroran and skirt Loch Tulla before joining the track across Rannoch Moor - a wonderful, lonely and exposed place that was once covered by a giant icecap and is today covered in bog. There is no shelter and in bad weather it can be exposed, whilst in good weather Rannoch Moor is simply inspiring. 

On reaching Black Rock Cottage in front of the Buachaille Etive Mor (Stob Dearg) mountain on the Rannoch Moor the route diverts briefly from the WHW to reach the Macs Adventure shuttle bus pick-up point in the Glencoe Ski Centre Cafe - you only need to use this service if listed on your accommodation sheet and you are staying in Glencoe village rather than Kingshouse Hotel.

In the Glencoe Ski Centre car park look out for the sign telling you when the next Macs Adventure shuttle bus will be leaving for Glencoe.  Alternatively, the minibus itself may already be there, if so hop on and enjoy a scenic drive through the legendary Glencoe valley to reach your night’s accommodation.

The shuttle driver has a list of everyone who will be on the shuttle each day.  If you think you won’t make it for the 17:30 deadline please call either the driver directly (+44 7968 248 508), or the Macs Adventure office with plenty of notice.  In this case, the driver may wait or we can organise a taxi.

 

To reach Glencoe Ski Centre & Café from the Way:

The WHW path joins a minor road near Black Rock Cottage - at this point turn left onto the minor road and walk towards the ski centre car park.  The ski centre has a small restaurant and café, overlooking the Rannoch Moor, so if you have time before the next shuttle we recommend enjoying refreshments here before your journey to Glencoe.

Profielfoto van: Macs Adventure
Auteur
Macs Adventure
Laatste wijziging op: 17.02.2020
Niveau
Matig
Techniek
Conditie
Beleving
Landschap
Hoogste punt
447 m
Laagste punt
155 m
Aanbevolen seizoen
jan.
feb.
mrt.
apr.
mei
jun.
jul.
aug.
sep.
okt.
nov.
dec.

Ruststop

Kingshouse Hotel
Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Inveroran Hotel
Glencoe Mountain Resort Café

Veiligheidsaanwijzingen

As there is little shelter for this section make sure you are prepared for all weathers. Carry a waterproof and some sun cream

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 en hints

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

Start

Bridge of Orchy Hotel (176 m)
Coördinaten:
OS Grid
NN 29902 39618
DD
56.517752, -4.766348
DMS
56°31'03.9"N 4°45'58.9"W
UTM
30V 391320 6265103
w3w 
///poespas.slinkt.hals

Bestemming

Glencoe Ski Centre car park

Tochtbeschrijving

*** 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. 

Descend on the trail to the remote Inveroran Hotel and turn left to join the single-track road, taking care of traffic as you follow this quiet country road for 1.50 km. At Forest Lodge, where river flows into Loch Tulla, the Way picks up an old Drove Road and continues along the base of the Black Mount Munros before crossing the edge of the Rannoch Moor and winding its way between small lochans to cross the Ba Bridge.  The scenery on this section of the West Highland Way is spectacular even on cloudy days the low light lends a special moodiness to the ancient landscape. 

After Ba Bridge ascend slightly on a good path keeping a look out for the pyramidal peak of the much photographed and iconic mountain of Buachaille Etive Mor (“meaning Great Herdsman of Etive”). The sheer dark grey face boasts a multitude of popular traditional rock-climbing routes, while hillwalkers normally approach the ascent from the north on a well-built and less intimidating path.  The Way skirts the base of Meall Bhuiridh (1108m), the Munro that’s home to the Glencoe Ski Centre.  At 17.50 km, with black rock cottage infront of you, turn left to walk up the minor road to reach the ski centre.  Your shuttle will be available from the parking area in front of the building at the base of the chairlift.  The Log Cabin Café is located inside the building should you like to purchase any drinks, snacks or light meals.

Noteer


Alle notites over beschermde gebieden

Coördinaten

OS Grid
NN 29902 39618
DD
56.517752, -4.766348
DMS
56°31'03.9"N 4°45'58.9"W
UTM
30V 391320 6265103
w3w 
///poespas.slinkt.hals
Aankomst met de trein, auto, te voet of met de fiets

Uitrusting

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.

Basisuitrusting voor wandelen

  • Stevige, comfortabele en waterdichte wandelschoenen of wandelschoenen
  • Vochtafvoerende kleding in lagen
  • Wandelsokken
  • Rugzak (met regenhoes)
  • Bescherming tegen zon, regen en wind (hoed, zonnebrandcrème, water- en winddichte jas en broek)
  • Zonnebril
  • Wandelstokken
  • Genoeg proviand en drinkwater
  • Eerst hulp set
  • Blarenpleisters
  • Overlevingstas
  • Redingsdeken
  • Hoofdlamp
  • Zakmes
  • Fluitje
  • Mobiele telefoon
  • Contant geld
  • Navigatieapparatuur / kaart en kompas
  • Gegevens voor in geval van nood
  • ID
  • Deze uitrustingslijst is niet volledig en dient alleen als suggestie voor wat je mee zou moeten nemen.
  • Voor je eigen veiligheid moet je alle instructies over het juiste gebruik en onderhoud van je uitrusting zorgvuldig lezen.
  • Zorg ervoor dat de apparatuur die je meeneemt, voldoet aan de plaatselijke wetgeving en geen verboden voorwerpen bevat.

Vragen & antwoorden

Stel de eerste vraag

Wilt u de schrijver een vraag stellen?


Reviews

Schrijf je eerste review

Wees de eerste om anderen te beoordelen en te helpen.


Foto's van anderen


Niveau
Matig
Afstand
18,1 km
Duur
5:30 u
Stijgen
486 m
Afdalen
306 m
Mooi uitzicht Horeca onderweg Cultureel/historische waarde Fauna Linear route gezond klimaat

Statistiek

  • Inhoud
  • Toon afbeeldingen Verberg afbeeldingen
Functies
2D 3D
Kaarten en paden
Duur : uur
Afstand  km
Stijgen  m
Afdalen  m
Hoogste punt  m
Laagste punt  m
Om de zoom van de kaart te veranderen, de pijlen samen schuiven.