Some Walking Ideas (timings, etc)  ....

The walk from Kinlochourn to Barrisdale takes on average four hours and although some people do walk it from Kinlochhourn Farm, and then climb  one of the Munros, it makes it a good nine to ten hour day. Most people  walk from Kinlochhourn and stay at Barrisdale so that you're not  having to keep an eye on the time if you are held up. 

The walk to Inverie from Barrisdale takes about four hours and this takes roughly eight hours from Kinlochourn. It's a good  walk on an old stalkers' path; you have a  long uphill walk to Mam Barrisdale and then downhill through to Inverie. In good weather the views are excellent. 

From Monday to Friday, Peter Fletcher at Arnisdale  runs a boat service. He collects and  delivers to various points around Loch Hourn and can be contacted on 01599 235007.  This gives you an option of walking back to Barrisdale and then taking the boat to Kinlochourn. It's hoped next year that we will have some kayaks 

You could also do a longer walk to Inverie going via Sourlies.  Leaving Barrisdale you walk up Glen Underlain and over the top to Loch Nevis, stay the night in the Bothy  and then on to Inverie, There's the option of a return boat trip back to Kinlochourn from Inverie would be very interesting but is slightly weather dependent. The Mallaig to Fort William route is a popular one.  Most of the walks in this area are challenging, but also highly  rewarding.

Photographs -  Licence - Ruurd & Mieke Groot - www.iwacc.com

Local tourist Office:   Fort Augustus, some 35 miles away,

Petrol Station:  Invergarry

Nearest shop:  80 minutes drive away. 


Lochhournhead is situation at the head of Loch Hourn, approximately two hours drive west from Inverness and one and half hour north from Fort William. The 22 mile Kinlochhourn Road is accessed via the A87 west of Invergarry. This road is a single track road with passing places and not suitable for large vehicles with a low chassis. At times it can be liable to flooding.

 Bed & Breakfast, Self-Catering and Tea Room in Kinloch Hourn

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