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Beinn Lora

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

Panoramic views of North Argyll and beyond

It’s well worth the climb up the hill from the foot of Beinn Lora for the stunning panorama of coast, islands and mountains. Picnic tables at wonderful vantage points give you a chance to catch your breath and take in the scenery and the Eagle's Eyrie viewpoint is an ideal photo opportunity.

Guide map to the forests of North Argyll (PDF 5.8MB)

Walking trails (2)

Walking

Coastal Climb Trail

A short pull up the steep craggy hillside above Benderloch yields some great sea views across Tralee Bay and the Lynn of Lorn. 

Wide, firm but uneven gravel and earth surface. Long steep slopes with some loose sections.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 miles / 1.8 km

Allow
¾ hour

More information

The view of Tralee Bay is one of the best places to spot Ireland from Scotland. A great spiot for a selfie!

Walking

Eagle’s Eyrie Trail

Feel on top of the world at the breath-taking bird’s eye viewpoint on this steep but spectacular trail on the slopes of Beinn Lora.

Long steep slopes for 500m. Wide, firm gravel and stone surface with some uneven and loose sections.

Strenuous trail grade icon
2 miles / 3.3 km

Allow
1½ hours

More information

The breath-taking view from the Eyrie takes in Mull, the Lyne of Lorne, Lismore, the Morven peninsula and the hills north towards Appin. Higher still, at the forest edge, you’ll also see the gate which leads onto the open hill to reach the summit of Beinn Lora.

Activities

Climb Beinn Lora

Our Eagle’s Eyrie trail is also the start of the hill walking path to Beinn Lora. The summit isn’t very high – just 1,010 feet (308m) – but the views over the coast and islands, and back down Loch Etive to the Ben Cruachan range, are well worth the effort! (This is an unmarked route suitable for fit and experienced hill walkers only.)

Hill running

These trails are also very popular with local hill runners looking for a strenuous workout.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

There's a small shop, petrol station and seasonal café in Benderloch.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

Beinn Lora car park can be found at the south end of Benderloch village, just to the right of the petrol station.

National Cycle Route 78 passes nearby.

Using SatNav?

PA37 1QN is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Regular buses between Oban and Fort William stop in Benderloch. They also stop at Connel, which is the nearest railway station. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

A fast flowing river runs through a narrow mossy glen

Soaring fir trees, a rocky gorge, waterfalls and stunning views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Beinn Lora': 3.30 miles
Children walking on top of fallen mossy tree in forest

Attractive woodland trails with wonderful views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking
Distance from 'Beinn Lora': 3.72 miles
Fern leaves on mossy ground

Secluded old oakwoods teeming with wildife and history

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking
Distance from 'Beinn Lora': 7.41 miles

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Phone
0300 067 6650 (option 2)
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