Inverlael to Oykel Bridge

Easy vehicle and forest tracks sandwich a rough traverse of the Inverlael Forest moorland and beautiful Glen Douchary. Two pleasant bothies offer options for cutting this long day short.


Wide forest and estate tracks plus good footpaths in the main, barring a rough pathless section and indistinct riverside footpath. River crossings could be serious in spate.

Public Transport

Inverness to Ullapool buses pass Inverlael. Macleod's Dial-a-Bus service (must be prebooked) between Oykel Bridge and Lairg (for trains/scheduled buses).


Inverlael. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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