Glenfinnan has always attracted a lot of visitors, mainly due to its central place in Scottish history, as the place where the third, and final, Jacobite rising began in 1745. The Glenfinnan Monument, built beside Loch Shiel in 1815 to commemorate the '45 (as it is called), is world-famous. You can book to climb to the top for the most amazing views of Loch Shiel and the surrounding mountains. However, the area is perhaps best enjoyed on foot. There are woodland walks around Loch Shiel and also more challenging hill walks that afford excellent views of the viaduct, loch, monument, and surrounding landscape. The Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail is a walk of 2.5 miles with a few steep climbs, mainly on well maintained paths. For those who want to test their mettle with a longer and more difficult mountain hike, there are several Corbetts nearby to choose from. Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh are often tackled together to make a day long hike of six to seven hours in summer walking conditions. These mountains lie to the west of Loch Shiel and are a little off the beaten path, so if you want to escape the more touristy areas they are a good option. However they are still easily accessible by road and rail. The terrain can be challenging with ill-defined paths, so it’s necessary to brush up on your navigation skills before setting out. Needless to say, along the way you will be able to enjoy stunning views and will observe first hand some of the most unspoilt areas of wildlife and natural beauty in the country.

  • Date: 05/04/2024 02:00 PM - 07/04/2024 02:00 PM
  • Location Glenfinnan Sleeping Car, Station Rd, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT (Map)

Price: £42.20

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