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Inverarnan to Crianlarich

Summary:

  • Distance / Time: 6 miles (9.6 km) / 3 to 4 hours
  • Total Ascent: 374m
  • Total Descent: 150m
  • Max Height: 252m
  • Terrain: The path and tacks are mainly well-surfaced, much of the way consists of an old military road. Moderate ascents and decents. The way bypasses Crianlarich to the west, but a spur path leads into the village, the halfway point on the route.
  • Accommodation: Crianlarich
  • Refreshments: Crianlarich 
  • Toilets: Crianlarich 
  • Places of Interest: Grey Mares Tail (waterfall), The Falls of Falloch.

Route:

  • To rejoin the West Highland Way from Inverarnan head north along the A82 for a few hundred metres, cross to Falloch over the bridge to Beinglas, turn sharp right along the bank of the river and the Ben Glas burn to the footbridge.
  • From the bridge follow the farm track northwards behind Beinglas Farm.
  • A little over a kilometre from the farm the way starts a steady ascent out of the Loch Lomond basin.
  • The way follows the river Falloch through a splendid succession of gorges, rocky rapids, short cascades, cauldrons and wide dark peaty pools with short stretches of smooth water in between.
  • After about two kilometres look to your left and see the Falls of Falloch
  • Approximately another two kilometres after the falls, you will pass the white-washed farm of Derrydarroch.  Cross the bridge over the river, turning right on to a gravel path that leads for about one and a half kilometres.
  • After a rise and fall, the Way passes under the railway and road by a “sheep creep” (low tunnel).
  • Follow the track round to the right, pick up another military road going uphill towards a conifer plantation. At the fence the Way continues to the left.  However, Crianlarich marks the halfway point and is a good place to rest or stay the night.  To reach Crianlarich turn right down the obvious path to Crianlarich station.