Mallaig, Glenfinnan and Arisaig


The Road to the Isles extends northwest from Fort William to end at the fishing port of Mallaig. This is one of Scotland's most scenic routes, with both road and the famous West Highland railway running through a region of rugged grandeur.

The main villages along the way are Glenfinnan where a great monument commemorates Bonnie Prince Charlie's uprising in a setting of incomparable scenic beauty. Further on the great mountains give way to an equally stunning coastline around Arisaig and beyond. The White Sands of Morar featured in the film Local Hero and are yet another draw to this spectacular region.


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  • Walk Grade Distance Time
    Camusdarach Beach 2km 1 hour
    Mallaig circuit 3km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Silver Sands of Morar 3.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Fassfern Forest walks 4km 1 - 2 hours
    Port na Murrach, near Arisaig 4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
    Strath of Arisaig 4.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Loch Morar to Tarbet, Bracorina, near Morar 9km 3 hours (one way)
    Glenfinnan Viaduct trail 4km 1 - 2 hours
    Loch an Nostarie circuit, Mallaig 6km 2 - 3 hours
    Loch Eireagoraidh, near Mallaig 9km 2.5 - 4 hours
    Peanmeanach village and beach 11km 3 - 4 hours
    Sgurr an Utha 9km 4 - 6 hours
    Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh 14km 6 - 7 hours
    Streap, near Glenfinnan 17.5km 7 - 9 hours
    Sgurr Ghiubhsachain & Sgurr Craobh a'Chaorainn 17.5km 7 - 9 hours
    Braigh nan Uamhachan, near Glenfinnan 18.75km 7 - 9 hours
    Gulvain, near Kinlocheil 21km 7 - 10 hours
    Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan 23km 9 - 12 hours
    Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

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