This day was Day 5 of my hike which traversed a relatively modest 10 miles.

Started the day by breakfasting on locally caught trout at a very good B&B in Tyndrum and then set off in good weather conditions for destination of Inveroran. Here is a summary of the hike:

  • Departed Tyndrum, Perthshire heading North initially passing some interesting wood carvings and then connected with the Old Military Road (18th C) which in turn followed the course of a stream. The trail went into open landscape with a flat valley (strath). Here there was grassland with sheep and cattle grazing.

Elaborate Wood Carvings at Tyndrum, Scotland

Departing Tyndrum on West Highland Way, Scotland

  • Went past two mountains named Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain.
  • The first seven miles to Bridge of Orchy was easy-going along a well maintained path/trail which more or less paralleled River Orchy to the east.


West Highland Way from Tyndrum North


West Highland Way, north from Tyndrum, Scotland

Old Military Way heading north from Tyndrum


West Highland Way, from Tyndrum heading North

  • For such a remote area there was a surprising amount of noise from the nearby A82 highway and logging operations. Weather was mild and dry.
  • Duly arrived Bridge of Orchy about midday and availed of some refreshment at the hotel.

Bridge of Orchy Hotel, Scotland

  • After Bridge of Orchy the trail  diverts to a N.W. direction and becomes tougher going , ascending to 1000 ft.

Bridge of Orchy at Bridge of Orchy, Scotland

Bridge of Orchy from North

  • Initially, the trail passes through conifers with some fungi evident, then on to open moorland with heather. This high elevation offered good views including Loch Tulla.

Loch Tulla, West Highland Way, Scotland

Fungi, West Highland Way

  • Arrived early at Inveroran, 1.30 pm. Hotel was excellent, although lacking WiFi.

Inveroran Hotel, Scotland

  • In the evening, a small herd of deer came to graze close to the hotel.

Deer for a Beer at Inveroran Hotel, Scotland