Spean Bridge has a strategic position at the heart of the Highlands. The village lies at the foot of Glen Spean which sweeps eastwards for many miles, through Roybridge and past Loch Laggan, eventually leading through to the Cairngorms.
The area is packed with terrific walking of great variety. The mountain ranges of the Grey Corries, Easains and Creag Meagaidh group line both sides of the A86, a rich hunting ground for Munro baggers. To the north lonely Glen Roy - famed for its 'parallel roads' - winds far into the mountains, whilst to the south is Corrour railway station - jumping off point for the wilds around Loch Ossian, inaccessible by car. This whole region is also traversed by the East Highland Way long distance route.
|Allt Dubh Trail, Creag Meagaidh NNR||2.5km||1 hour|
|Commando Memorial and High Bridge, Spean Bridge||4.5km||1.5 hours|
|Killiechonate Forest, Spean Bridge||4.5km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Loch Ossian circuit from Corrour Station||14.5km||4.5 - 5.5 hours|
|Parallel Roads of Glen Roy||4km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Achaderry and Bunroy, Roybridge||6km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Coire Àrdair, Creag Meagaidh||12km||3.5 - 4.5 hours|
|Beinn na Lap, from Corrour||10km||3 - 5 hours|
|Beinn Iaruinn and Leana Mhor, Glen Roy||8.75km||4.5 - 5 hours|
|Càrn Dearg (Bhrunachain), Glen Roy||9km||4 - 6 hours|
|Leum Uilleim, from Corrour Station||9.75km||3 - 4.5 hours|
|Cruach Innse and Sgùrr Innse||13km||6 - 7 hours|
|Chno Dearg and Stob Coire Sgriodain||13.5km||6 - 7 hours|
|The Eachach Càrn Deargs, Glen Roy||14km||5.5 - 6 hours|
|Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach||16km||6 - 8 hours|
|Stob Coire Easain and Stob a'Choire Mheadhoin||16.5km||7 - 8 hours|
|Stob Ban (Grey Corries)||18km||6 - 7 hours|
|Creag Meagaidh circuit||21km||8 - 10 hours|
|The Grey Corries||21.5km||9 - 10 hours|
|Sgòr Gaibhre and Càrn Dearg from Corrour||21.75km||7 - 8 hours|
|Beinn a'Chlachair, Geal Chàrn and Creag Pitridh||26km||8 - 10 hours|
|The Great Glen Way||117km||6 Stages|
|The East Highland Way||134km||7 Stages|
|Cape Wrath Trail||376km||2-3 weeks|
David Lintern discovers the woody magic of Creag Meagaidh, a conservation success story.
"Mooching around in the gloaming, seeking a good pitch. I crossed the burn, up to my shins, surprisingly cold, fast and flowing hard. Widely spaced birch and thigh high grasses looked enticing from a distance, but the earth was sodden..."