Local to Scorrybreac Guest House

 

 

Glencoe Lochan

Less than a five minute walk from Scorrybreac is Glencoe Lochan.  Walk or drive halfway down the driveway from the Guest House and turn left at the big green sign, this will take you to the car park and starting point.

 

In early summer the rhododendrons are in bloom, with views over the loch, sea and hills.  The Forestry commission have created three local walks.  The walk around the loch is a mile round and makes a nice leisurely stroll and a great photo stop.

 

Glencoe and North Lorne Folk Museum 

In Glencoe village there is the Glencoe and North Lorne Folk Museum.  This is an exhibition of local artifacts that date back to Jacobean times.  They are kept safe in peoples' homes during winter and put on display Easter to September.

 

National Trust of Scotland Visitor Centre

Three miles up the Glen is the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre.  It has interactive displays and activities for both adults and children - 'Living on the edge', explores the landscape, wildlife and history of Glencoe.  The centre also shows the history of the famous massacre of Glencoe.  There is also a ranger service to give advice on walks and also organised and guided walks.  Landrover safaris are available during the summer months.  Booking is recommended as these are popular.

 

Glen Etive

Drive up the Glen on the A82 until you see the turning for Glen Etive on your right.  If you pass the Kings House Hotel on your left you have just passed the turning.  The drive down Glen Etive is only 12 miles but will take a few hours and is worth the trip.  The single track road takes you down the Glen to the head of Loch Etive.  Many have described this drive as one of the prettiest in the country.  Glen Etive was used in the latest Bond Film, Skyfall.

 

A 20 mile circular drive

The B863 road makes a great circular drive around Loch Leven which hugs the Loch and passes through the village of Kinlochleven where a visitor centre, the Ice Factor and Lochleven Shellfish cafe can be found.   The drive takes in gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

 

The Ice Factor

A perfect place to practice, train and learn mountaineering skills.  It has the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world and the UK's largest articulated rock climbing wall among other activities.

 

Ballachulish Slate Quarry

Ballachulish Slate quarry is 2 miles north in the next village, Ballachulish.  There is a small walk around the quarry or a longer walk above the quarry.  Call into the Ballachulish visitor centre for information and a coffee.

 

Glencoe Mountain Resort 

The resort is situated on Rannoch Moor with stunning views.  The centre offers mountain biking, archery, climbing, chairlift rides and more.

 

Walks

There are many local low level walks which show the scenic beauty and history of the area. Popular walks include The Lost Valley, parts of the West Highland Way route and the new cycle track out to Oban.  Click here for a short clip of Glencoe by air.