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Stage 4: Inverarnan to Tyndrum — West Highland Way

Difficult
05:17
11.9 mi
2.2 mph
1,350 ft
650 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.09 mi
© OSM

Falls of Falloch

Hiking Highlight

9.68 mi
© OSM

St. Fillan's Holy Pool

Hiking Highlight

10.7 mi
11.9 mi
Destination

Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 1.71 mi
Path: 2.88 mi
Footpath: 6.84 mi
Street: 0.45 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 3.48 mi
Paved: 0.33 mi
Unknown: 8.06 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

May 8, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    After sauntering along the tranquil shores of Loch Lomond previously, day four begins to explore a new landscape of rugged mountains and serene glens.

    From Inverarnan, you make a gradual ascent past the beautiful Falls of Falloch; a cascading waterfall on the River Falloch with a plunge pool—if you are feeling brave—that is surrounded by lush woodland and steep rocks.

    Although the trail bypasses Crianlarich, roughly halfway into the route, it is not much of a detour to head into the village if you are in need of some refreshment. There is a shop and a pub.

    Nine-and-a-half miles (15.2 kilometers) into the hike you arrive at the mysterious St. Fillan's Holy Pool. This natural, deep pool at a bend in the River Fillan was used to treat people with ‘mental instability’ up until the 19th century, when the healing properties of the water were ruined when somebody threw a wild bull into pool.

    A short time later, you arrive at The Lochan of the Lost Sword, a small stretch of water that is said to be the resting place for a number of ancient Scottish swords; all cast aside to facilitate an escape from battle.

    You finish for the night in the small village of Tyndrum, which has a range of accommodation. For more information, visit: visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/tyndrum-p235451.

    • May 8, 2019