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

The East Highland Way – long distance route between Fort William & Aviemore.

Steal Waterfall

Steal Waterfall – Walk up besides 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

The Grey Corries & Stob Ban

Stob Coire Easain / Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin

Stob Coire Easain / Stob a’ Choire Mheadhoin

Loch Hourn which means Hell in Gaelic

Coastal walk besides Loch Hourn – on to Knowdart peninsular- sometimes described as the most Fjord like of the Scottish Lochs.

Creag Meagaidh

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 Gaelic (Heaven)

Ben Nevis ascent either by the tourist path avoid the cliffs to the North face or alternatively try the more demanding CMD ridge.

Ben Nevis from Aonach Mor
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.com)

Further walks & suggestions:

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