Ambitions for a Long Walk

Here is an itinerary for a long walk that I plan to make from Arrochar to Cuil Bay, the plan being that most days start and finish at train/bus stops so friends can join me for one or two days along the route.

Day 1:Drovers Inn – Monachyle Mhor

  • An easy walk (but possibly boggy) past a beautiful waterfall to a col at 600m then down an easy glen to the Monachyle Mhor hotel. 10km, 3.5 hours
  • City Link to Dover’s Inn, No public transport options to Monachyl Mhor
  • Accomodation Monachyle Mhor Hotel 20131110-092830.jpg

Day 2: Beinn Tulaichean and Cruach Ardrain to Crianlarich

  • 2 munroes and 15km and 1025m of ascent. 5-6 hours walk
  • Transport options home – train 1556, 1935, 2148, 2205 (as far as Dalmuir)
    citylink bus from Crianlarich to Glasgow 17:28, 18:33, 20:38
  • Accomodation – Crianlarich YHA
  • 20131110-092850.jpg

Day 3: Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy along West Highland Way

  • An easy day of walking. 10 km 240m ascent, 3 hours
  • Transport options, train station/citylink bus at both ends
  • Accomodation: Stance Cottage B&B


Day 4: The Black Mount Bridge of Orchy to the King’s House

  • Munros: Stob a’Choire Odhair (945m), Stob Gabhar (1090m), Creise (1100m), Meall a’Bhuiridh (1108m)
  • 1900m ascent 20km 9 hours
  • Accommodation: King’s House Hotel or Lodges at Glencoe Resort:
  • Transport options: train and citylink at Bridge of Orchy, citylink at Kings House.
  • alternative route would be along West Highland Way 20131110-092948.jpg

Day 5: Kings House to Clachaig via Anoach Eagach or Bidean Nam Bian or something else in the vicinity we fancy

  • Anoach Eagach (2 Munroes and a scramble) or Bidean Nam Bian (2 Munroes) – some hitch hiking to get to the base of the route allowed….
  • Transport options – citylink bus to either end)
  • Accomodation: Clachaig Hotel or Glencoe YHA
  • Alternative Route: a bimble along the West Highland Way and through the Glen 20131110-092958.jpg

Day 6: Clachaig to Back Settlement via Ballachulish Horseshoe

  • 2 Munroes 1330m ascent, 10km 8 hours or 15km 4 hours
  • Transport options citylink bus to Glencoe, limited options from other end
  • Finish at Back settlement cottage (stopping at Holly Tree Inn for dinner).
  • Alternative low-level route possible too 20131110-093007.jpg

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