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Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

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Recommended by 102 out of 107 hikers
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  • Dan Hobson

    Rannoch Moor is a wild and remote section of the West Highland Way and one of the last great wildernesses of Europe. On a good day this rugged and beautiful section of trail affords relatively easy-going hiking. However, if weather conditions are bad, it can be extremely challenging crossing this exposed ground. Make sure you are prepared.

    • May 7, 2019

  • One of the most beautiful sections of the West Highland Way with unbelievably wide views along the hills and mountains.

    In general, the whole area is very humid so camping is possible only in a few places.

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    • April 16, 2019

  • In bad weather, the Rannoch Moor can be a real challenge. No way to seek protection.

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    • February 20, 2015

  • Beautiful path section at the foot of the mountains, wide views of the distant valley on the right and the high mountains on the left, far away from human civilization

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    • June 22, 2018

  • Wild and beautiful - excellent for the soul. As previously mentioned, there is no shelter - no trees, no caves, just you and the elements! Make sure you pack the right clothing (wind and rainproof gear is a good start!

    • September 2, 2019

  • Beautiful landscape, but during heavy rainfalls no fun...

    • January 22, 2021

  • A real treat for friends of the wide view! Far away from the road it goes through the high moor.

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    • September 25, 2021

  • Another great area of the West Highland Way, vast flat views across a bleak looking landscape.

    • September 29, 2021

  • Unfortunately, the old military road on which you walk is not very foot-friendly. Very rocky and therefore exhausting. Unfortunately, you can also see the street in the distance from time to time, so that the impression of loneliness is a bit lost... but you are already used to the permanent presence of the street at this time at the WHW - unfortunately

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    • May 27, 2022

  • Scotland's largest raised moor is soft peat covered with moss, lush grassland and heather. It is therefore completely unsuitable for agriculture and is therefore a landscape that has hardly been touched by anthropogens.
    It is part of the National Heritage.

    • December 31, 2022

  • Grandiose landscape! Yes, really!

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    • August 4, 2022

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Location: Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Distance4.09 mi
  • Uphill375 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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