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Glen Nevis / Glen Coe - Public transport

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Glen Nevis / Glen Coe - Public transport

hi,

I am en route from Arisaig to Inverness and stopping at Fort William for half a day.

I read many about Glen Coe, Glen Nevis and Steall waterfall but because we are dependent on public transport / taxi we are unable to decide which one is preferable.

We are not looking for anything adventurous and long walks but just a nice scenery

Would you be able to suggest please which one is preferable?

Thanks

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1. Re: Glen Nevis / Glen Coe - Public transport

A 42 bus takes you from FW round to the bridge over the lower falls - which are a mile or so short of the Steall Falls car park at the end of the road. (Some buses - the open top tour also #42 - stop at the Glen nevis visitor centre, nowhere near where you want to end up). Stopping at that bridge will add half an hour's walk to the journey, but nonetheless is the best bet for good scenery. Or you can arrange a taxi in FW.

Should you decide not to do that, you can get the hourly & local 44 bus or the 914 (Citylink) to Glencoe. The 914 bus stops at Ballachulish, the road junction at Glencoe village, the visitor centre, and not again until it has climbed out of the East end of the Glen. You'd need a taxi, again, if you want to stop in one of the car parks in upper glencoe. The 44 goes as far as Glencoe village then cuts north of the glen to Kinlochleven.

There's a big choice of walks in both areas, a few simple, but many are difficult and require experience and expertise.

travelinescotland.com/journeyplanner/…

travelinescotland.com/journeyplanner/…

walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/fortwilliam.…

walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/glencoe.shtml

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2. Re: Glen Nevis / Glen Coe - Public transport

Thanks very much Derek. I checked open top bus 42, Unfortunately it doesn't run on Mondays when we will be there which is a shame.

I will check others as well

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3. Re: Glen Nevis / Glen Coe - Public transport

The Citylink buses that pass through Glencoe will set you down anywhere that's safe to stop - just ask the driver (nicely ;-)

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