Monday, 11 October 2021
Head deep into Glen Creran to find an atmospheric woodland trail with lots of wildlife, waterfalls and wonderful views.
Native trees like birch, willow and oak are home to many animals including the elusive pine marten. Look out for the remarkable variety of lichens and mosses which have earned the woods their protected status.
Closed temporarily until bridge replacement works are completed. Nearest waymarked trails at Sutherland’s Grove.
Cross the Allt a Mhuilinn gorge and explore an area of restored native woodland. Fantastic views of Beinn Sgulaird and Glen Ure and an opportunity to glimpse the elusive pine marten.
Loose and uneven gravel surface, with long firm grassy sections. Some steep slopes. Includes a timber footbridge with a short flight of steps.
Allow 1 hour
At the start, this trail follows a spectacular gorge, carved out over centuries by the tumbling Allt Coire Mulrooney. The bridge crossing the gorge is made almost entirely of native oak timbers. Imagine the power of the water as you look down onto the cascades.
The car park in Glen Creran is a popular place to start the climb up the lofty and isolated Beinn Sgulaird, which dominates the glen. This walk is tough, remote and exposed and is suitable for experienced hillwalkers only.
A long distance route connects Glen Creran with Glen Duror and Ballachulish. This too is a serious undertaking so do make sure you are properly equipped.
The nearest public toilets, shop and cafe can be found at Port Appin.
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.
Our car park in Glen Creran is at the end of an unclassified road leading off the A828 at Creagan, between Oban and Ballachulish.
At the roundabout just east of Creagan, follow the sign for Invercreran. After about 2 miles, bear left onto a single track road and continue up the glen for about another 2½ miles. The car park is at the end of the public road.
PA38 4BJ is the nearest postcode.
Soaring fir trees, a rocky gorge, waterfalls and stunning views
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