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Glenfinnan Viaduct walk

Glenfinnan Viaduct walk

Postby Dander and explore » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:23 pm

Route description: Glenfinnan Viaduct trail

Date walked: 06/08/2020

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 4 km

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Our first attempt at the walk was foiled by Harry Potter and/or steam train enthusiasts. Not only was the car park full, all nearby lay-bys were full too. So we decided on heading along the coast for a bit before returning late afternoon.

Note: If you want to catch the Jacobite steam train, be sure to check the train times in advance. It usually operates in the summer months. Then park at least an hour before the train is due. Mornings seem to be busier. Regular trains also use the viaduct, so if you just want to catch a train, but don't care which, you can check the ScotRail schedule for Glenfinnan station.

So we got parked up around 5pm - plenty of spaces. And it was sunny! We followed the Walk Highlands description, heading across the bridge and right up the road. The path is described with view points along the way. Despite heavy rain the day before, we didn't encounter any boggy parts. There is a large section that is a board walk. It's a great walk with lovely views of the viaduct and Loch Sheil.
At the other end we walked past the train museum and down to the main road. Counterintuitively turn right and then cross the road before the burn. It looks like a drive way, but there is a foot path. Just follow it to the end. It's very quiet and nice to see some of the local houses. Plus you don't have to walk along the main road or head back the same way.
At the end we stopped at the Glenfinnan monument.

Great short walk overall.
Glenfinnan Viaduct
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