West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich

By Dave Roberts   

on December 17, 2020   No ratings yet.

West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich

Further Details

Route Summary:

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

Start and Finish: Inverarnan - Tyndrum

Distance: 18.4 km

Ascent: 491 m

Time: 6 hours

Timings are approximate and depend on the individual. Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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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).

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.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Keep an eye out for:

Falloch Falls

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Businesses on this section of the West Highland Way: 

West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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West Highland Way Section 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum via Crianlarich

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.

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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