Walking

Walking

Roy Bridge Woodland

Roy Bridge woodland area which includes a disused bridge circa 20m above the river gorge that can be accessed by 20 minute circular walk. A little beyond the dis-used bridge (Span missing) upstream are some waterfalls that vary from 2-3 metres to 5-6 metres depending on water levels.

Downstream are the remains of a mill leat then some stepping stones to access the opposite bank of the River Spean & the long distance footpath East Highland Way. There is a wild swim spot circa 100m upstream of the confluence between the River Roy & River Spean called “The Meetings” locally.

Circa 100m upstream on the far bank of the River Roy are some earth mounds masked by trees that was once the site of a Motte & Bailey fort that was destroyed after the Jacobite rising in 1745. The path continues to the last major rapid on the River Roy below which is the Hen Pool – another opportunity for a wild swim or a play wave in a kayak! Continue along the path leads to a stile – under the railway bridge to the centre of Roy Bridge. Above the centre of the village is the site of the last clan battle in Scotland: Battle of Mulroy fought in 1688. More info on the following link: mulroy_full.pdf (historic-scotland.gov.uk)

Achaderry & Bunroy

Start / finish at your house: Guide to a slightly longer route 1.5 – 2 hours: Achaderry & Bunroy – See walk highlands website for further details Achaderry and Bunroy, Roybridge (Walkhighlands)

Parellel Roads of Glen Roy

5 miles further upstream are the Parellel roads of Glen Roy formed by 3 seperate shore lines from a glaciated lake.

Brae Roy & Upper Roy

Further upstream on the River Roy you will come across Brae Roy Lodge & the Falls of Roy eventually leading to Loch Spey which is the source of the River Spey.

Falls of Roy in Winter
Beinn Chlianaig

Climb Beinn Chlianiag or Cruach Innse (Peak at the end of the meadow)

Herd of Red deer on Beinn Chlianaig

Beinn Chlianaig in Autumn

Steal Waterfall

An alpine style ascent with lofty views of The Upper River Nevis then you have the option of crossing a 3 wire bridge over the river Nevis. Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge (Walkhighlands)

Steal Waterfall image above
The Grey Corries & Stob Ban

Can be walked from the Little Houses if you a very fit! Better appreciated by driving down to Spean Bridge from Roy Bridge then taking the minor road from behind the Spean Bridge Hotel besides the River Spean then driving past Coire Choille Farm. You then pass past the Wee Minister who is supposed to give luck to hill walkers.

Stob Coire Easain / Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin

Stob Coire Easain / Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin – Two munros – A there & back walk that has great views over Loch Treig & Rannoch Moor.

Loch Hourn

Hourn is Gallic or Norse for Hell. The coastal walk along the shore from Kinloch Hourn is pure pleasure. Alternatively the path can be an entry or exit route from the Knowdart peninsular. -Loch Hourn is sometimes described as the most Fjord like of the Scottish Lochs.

Creag Meagaidh

Often shortened to Creag Meggie – walk through a nature reserve to a Lochan surrounded by cliffs.

Lochan a’ Choire at Creag Meggie
Ben Nevis

Nevis is the Gaelic word for Heaven. Ben Nevis ascent either by the tourist path avoid the cliffs to the North face or alternatively try the more demanding CMD ridge for those who are surefooted & with a good head for heights.

Ben Nevis from Aonach Mor in winter time
Singing Sands

Singing sands – a slightly undulating walk that leads to a sandy beach. : Singing Sands, near Kentra (Walkhighlands)

Singing Sands at Sunset
Lochaber Traverse

A high level walk from the Grey Corries to Ben Nevis. See the following article for an idea of a winter traverse: UKH Articles – The Big Routes: Lochaber Traverse (ukhillwalking

Lochan Na-h-Earba & Loch Laggan

Can be walked or cycled & you can pass by Ardverikie House which has featured in a number of Television programmes and was Glen Boogle in Monarch of the Glen & some outdoor scenes of the James Bond film No time to die were shot on location here.

The East Highland Way

A long distance footpath that links Fort William to Aviemore. The East Highland way can be accessed by crossing the River Spean from our site.

Beinn Bhan

A nice horseshoe loop that climbs steeply to a horseshoe shaped ridge & then descends more gently. You get to see inver-mallie Loch Linne, Lochy Lochy & Loch Arkaig. All the better for not being a munro so does not attract as much traffic!

Further walks & suggestions:

Many other walks are available on the excellent Walk Highlands website throughout the region. www.walkhighlands.co.uk