Walking in Breadalbane

Walking is without doubt the most popular visitor activity in the Breadalbane area.

The Tarmachan Ridge and Lawers Range from Meall GaordaidhScotland has 284 Munros (mountains higher than 3,000 feet) and 39 of these lie within the Breadalbane area, including Scotland's 10th highest mountain, Ben Lawers.  All of these hills provide excellent hill walking, winter and summer.  This link will open a photo gallery of the Breadalbane Munros taken at all times of year.

If you are unsure about hill walking in the snows but wish an introduction to this wonderful experience, Gary Hodgson of Tarmachan Mountaineering will provide instruction tailored to your needs. 

But walking is not only about climbing hills.  There are many low-level walks and forest paths suitable for walking at all times of year.

Several long-distance walking routes also lie within or pass through Breadalbane. 

The six-day Clan Ring and two-day Tay Ring are two circular distance routes within Breadalbane which have been designed to provide pleasurable walks through wonderful scenery with a minimum of road walking. Each day’s walk starts and finishes in a town or village where refreshments and accommodation can be found. The walks may be done individually by using local bus services.

The Crianlarich to Tyndrum section of the West Highland Way crosses the western end of the area.  The train stations of Ardlui (Loch Lomond), Crianlarich, Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy can be used to park your car, walk sections of the West Highland Way, and return by train.

More significantly, Breadalbane is at the heart of the Rob Roy Way which runs from Drymen, near Loch Lomond, to Pitlochry in highland Perthshire.  Kingshouse Travel organises baggage transport between the various accommodation points along the route.