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Short walk near A890 road on way to Attadale

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Short walk near A890 road on way to Attadale

Hello, As part of our Scotland trip we are driving by car from Inverness to Attadale.

Can anyone recommend a (45 minute - 1 hour 15 minute) walk located along the A890. Would love to squeeze in a walk. We have hiking equipment.

We must stay on route along A890 due to limited time. Thank you.

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1. Re: Short walk near A890 road on way to Attadale

This link may help you but I have no personal knowledge of it, sorry!

Woody x


or this?



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2. Re: Short walk near A890 road on way to Attadale

You can park by the side of the road at Achnashellach railway station (map grid ref NH005483), cross the tracks and take the path up into Coire Lair, a glacial hanging valley with good views (weather permitting!) of the peaks of Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor - www.geograph.org.uk/photo/626036. The walk up is just short of 2 miles but ascends over 1000ft so should take just over the hours, about half that on the way back down.

Alternatively, about 4 miles further west where a stone bridge crosses the river at Coulags (map ref. NG958450) a path leaves the road and heads into Coire Fionnaraich, which gives you the cahnce to visit a mountain bothy (an open overnight shelter for hikers and climbers). Again this is about 2 miles, but involves less ascent. It's about an hour to the bothy.


Ten minutes further on is a curious 6ft high rock (Clach na on Fionn) which , so legend has it, the Celtic hero Fingal used to tether his hunting dogs when he fancied a sleep.

From Attadale there are infinite hiking possibilities in the wild mountainous area between there and Loch Monar, but Ordnance Survey topographic maps and the ability to navigate with map and compass are essential as there are few paths.

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