Barrisdale Bay walk-in from Kinloch Hourn

This stunning walk follows the old footpath along the southern shores of Loch Hourn from the head of the loch to Barrisdale Bay. Loch Hourn is perhaps the most beautiful of Scotland's west coast sea lochs and the walk is simply stunning throughout, although the ups and downs are likely to tire those carrying heavy camping gear. The route is described as a one-way walk as many use remote Barrisdale as a camp or bothy base for excursions into the surrounding hills; if just looking for a day walk, head out as far as you wish before retracing steps.


Clear footpath throughout; surface rocky and rough, with lots of ascent and descent. Boggy in places. Not suitable for bikes.

Public Transport

None to Kinloch Hourn.


Kinloch Hourn. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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