Walking in Glencoe

Glencoe is a wonderful area for walking regardless of whether you enjoy low level walking or you like to climb the highest mountains. There is a wealth of opportunities for all abilities. Below we have given you just a flavour of some of our favourite local walks but this is just scratching the surface of the opportunities out there.

Glencoe Low Level Walking
From the doorstep of your cottage, you can walk further up Gleann Leac na Muidhe, following a bubbling mountain burn!.

Some Other Local Walks

There are three wonderful walks around the very pretty Glencoe Lochan.
Signal Rock and An Tor, where the signal was given for the start of the massacre, are at the foot of our glen.
Inchree Waterfalls, where you may see people gorge walking and if you are lucky, a red squirrel or two.
The James of the Glen Trail, through woodland and into areas of moorland.
Gleann a’ chulish, where you slowly climb uphill, to be rewarded with a stunning view over Loch Leven to the hills of Ardgour and a downhill walk back!

Hill and Mountain Walking
The opportunities for Hill Walking and climbing in the Glencoe area are very well know to mountain enthusiasts throughout the world. The majestic mountains that form the towering sides to the main glen are ‘just a stone’s throw away’. From our cottages, the view of the Aonach Eagach is widely considered to be finest and most spectacular of anywhere in the glen.

With 43 Munros and a similar number of Corbetts just a short drive away there is more than enough to satisfy even the most energetic of hillwalkers. From the door step of the cottage you are able to walk out and climb the local hills including Sgor na h-Ulaidh, the hidden Munro of Glencoe.

For those who would like to walk or climb with a local guide, we can provide you with some contacts.

Things to see & do from Glencoe

Glencoe Mountain Cottages provide the perfect base for both outdoor and touring holidays, as well as holidays where you just want the peace and tranquility to relieve the stress of modern living.

Touring and Day Trips in your Car
Glencoe Mountain Cottages provide a wonderful base for touring the sea lochs and glens of the Western Highlands. During the past year our guests have travelled far and wide on day trips. Listed below is a small sample of some of the most popular days out.

Isle of Mull – Crossing by ferry then onto the islands of Iona and Staffa.

Isle of Skye – Driving along ‘The Road to The Isles’ to Mallaig and then by ferry to Skye.

Oban – Watching the ferries sail to and from the islands and seeing the fishing boats landing their catch. Many of our guests have enjoyed a guided tour of the distillery!

Fort William – Visiting the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, the Ben Nevis Distillery and going on wildlife cruises on Loch Linnhe. Many guests enjoyed a ride on the Mountain Gondola at Nevis Range to enjoy the stunning views, and also stopping for refreshments at the Snowgoose Restaurant.

Jacobite Steam Railway – Very popular day trip on the ‘Harry Potter Hogwarts’ train to Mallaig and back. The West Highland Line has been voted as one of the outstanding Railway Journeys oi the World.

Corran Ferry to Ardnamurchan – Wonderful drive around the peninsular with lots of stops for walks to stunning sandy beaches followed by a trip to one of the many tea shops!

Loch Ness and the Great Glen – keep you binoculars at the ready!

Land Rover Safaris in Glencoe – Go with a ranger from The Glencoe National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre to learn about the history, wildlife and geology of the glen. Dedicated children’s safari’s are also available.

Swim Lunches – available at two local hotels. Enjoy lunch in their bars or restaurants and go for a free swim.

There are several good places to eat in the immediate Glencoe area, and further afield you have a great choice to consider for a special lunch or evening dinner…..

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