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Climb up past slate quarries for great views of Loch Leven

Slate from Ballachulish once kept the rain out of many houses in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The quarry was active from 1692 to 1955 and is now the start of a route through mature forest, with great views of Loch Leven and its islands.

Walking trails


Brecklet Path

Climb up past the slate quarries for great views of Loch Leven and Beinn a' Bheithir, then lose yourself in the atmospheric forest beyond.

Long steep slopes for up to half a mile. Firm but uneven gravel surface throughout. Includes three gates.

1 ¾ miles / 2.7 km

1 hour

More information

The island you can see in Loch Leven is Eilean Munde, the island of Munn. It holds the ruins of a church built about 1400 years ago and dedicated to Saint Munn, who brought Christianity to the west of Scotland. The Macdonald, Cameron and Stewart clans all have graves around the church.

Please note this trail is not waymarked, but does have signs at the access points.

Facilities & access


There are public toilets as well as places to eat and drink in Ballachulish village.

Getting here

Park at the Visitor Information Centre at the east end of Ballachulish village. (This car park is also signposted as 'Ballachulish Quarry.')

Using SatNav?

PH49 4JB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Lots of local and national bus services stop in Ballachulish village. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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