Hiking Highlight (Segment)
komoot planned a hike.
May 8, 2019
Day five is a heavenly hike through a mountainous region of the Highlands; rewarding you with awe-inspiring views of some Scottish giants.
Before you leave Tyndrum, though, make sure you stock up on any supplies you might need as the next shop is at Kinlochleven—28 miles (45 kilometers) further up the trail and three days of hiking away.
The section of trail between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy is truly breathtaking; with the Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain dominating the landscape around you.
When you do reach the Bridge of Orchy, there is a spot to wild camp beside the river for free. This will shave two miles off stage five.
If you do press ahead to Inveroran, you make a relatively steep and challenging ascent to the summit of Mam Carraigh, where you are afforded magnificent views over Loch Tulla and the Black Mount. If you want a true highland experience, wild camping is permitted around this part, too.
From the summit, you descend into Inveroran. There is only one place to stay in this hamlet, the Inveroran Hotel, but there is plenty of wild camping to be had in the area if you prefer. For more information, visit: inveroran.com.