West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich

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Route Summary:

The fourth section of the West Highland Way between Inverarnan, Crianlarich and  Tyndrum

Distance: 18.4 km

Ascent: 491 m

Time: 6 hours

Start and Finish: Inverarnan - Tyndrum


If you go off the Way to Crianlarich you’ll find a most welcome convenience store, a pub – The Rod and Reel, a couple of hotels, Youth Hostel and some B&Bs. There’s the Strathfillan Wigwam® Village at Auchtertyre Farm which provides camping as well as glamping and self catering lodges and has a basic shop on site. Tyndrum has loads of B&Bs, The Tyndrum Inn as well as cafes and the Green Welly Stop which also serves food (ideal for breakfast on the following day).

Keep an eye out for:

Falloch Falls

Public Transport:

Once you reach Crianlarich, you’ll be back on the West Highland Line which you can use to base yourself in one place for a day or two.

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West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich Details

The fourth Section of the West Highland Way between Inverarnan and Tyndrun takes you further into the highlands. Crianlarich is a useful re-supply stop on this section, but requires a diversion and best as an overnight stop unless you like adding unnecessary distance.

The initial section follows the bank of the River Falloch for a good 6km, including the Falls of Falloch on the way. Once you leave the River Falloch, the route heads uphill towards the low pass at Fogle Glen, which is the junction to Crianlarich. Crianlarich has a shop, a couple of pubs, B&Bs and a Youth Hostel – one of the best stocked stops on the route until Kinlochleven.

Its on along the Military Road through sections of forest and then along Strath Fillan, in the shadow of the northernmost peaks in the Loch Lomnd and Trossachs National Park. The section finishes off in Tyndrum but campers can finish earlier at the Strathfillan Wigwam® Village at Auchtertyre Farm a few kilometres short of Tyndrum.

West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan – Tyndrum Route Map and GPX Download

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