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.
|Mallaig circuit||3km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Silver Sands of Morar||3.5km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Camusdarach Beach||3.75km||1 hour|
|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||3 - 3.5 hours|
|Peanmeanach village and beach||11.5km||4 - 5 hours|
|Sgùrr an Utha||9km||4 - 6 hours|
|Beinn Odhar Bheag and Beinn Mhic Cedidh||14km||6 - 7 hours|
|Streap, near Glenfinnan||18.5km||8 - 9 hours|
|Braigh nan Uamhachan, near Glenfinnan||18.75km||7 - 8 hours|
|Rois-Bheinn round, Inverailort||19km||9 - 10 hours|
|Gulvain, near Kinlocheil||21km||7 - 9 hours|
|The Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain round||21.75km||9 - 11 hours|
|Sgùrr Thuilm and Sgùrr nan Coireachan||23.5km||9 - 12 hours|
|Cape Wrath Trail||376km||2-3 weeks|
Ben Dolphin discovers how the silver sands were formed...
"On one of my days off last week I went to the beach. That’s not unusual in itself, seeing as I live in Fife. We have 117 miles of coastline right here with glorious sandy beaches and wide open vistas..."