Mallaig, Glenfinnan and Arisaig

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.


Walk Grade Length Time
Mallaig circuit grade3km 1 - 1.5 hours
Silver Sands of Morar grade3.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Camusdarach Beach grade3.75km 1 hour
Fassfern Forest walks grade4km 1 - 2 hours
Port na Murrach, near Arisaig grade4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Strath of Arisaig grade4.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Loch Morar to Tarbet, Bracorina, near Morar grade9km 3 hours (one way)
Glenfinnan Viaduct trail gradegrade4km 1 - 2 hours
Loch an Nostarie circuit, Mallaig gradegrade6km 2 - 3 hours
Loch Eireagoraidh, near Mallaig gradegrade9km 3 - 3.5 hours
Peanmeanach village and beach gradegrade11.5km 4 - 5 hours
Sgùrr an Utha gradegradegradegrade9km 4 - 6 hours
Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh gradegradegradegrade14km 6 - 7 hours
Streap, near Glenfinnan gradegradegradegrade18.5km 8 - 9 hours
Braigh nan Uamhachan, near Glenfinnan gradegradegradegrade18.75km 7 - 8 hours
Rois-Bheinn round, Inverailort gradegradegradegrade19km 9 - 10 hours
Gulvain, near Kinlocheil gradegradegradegrade21km 7 - 9 hours
The Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain round gradegradegradegrade21.75km 9 - 11 hours
Sgùrr Thuilm and Sgùrr nan Coireachan gradegradegradegrade23.5km 9 - 12 hours
Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks

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