West Highland Way Section 5 – Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran

By Dave Roberts   

on December 17, 2020   No ratings yet.

West Highland Way Section 5 – Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran

Further Details

Route Summary:

A short section of the WHW between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy

Start and Finish: Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy

Distance: 10.6 km

Ascent: 134 m

Time: 3.5 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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Nothing on the way – but theer’s the Bridge of Orchy Hotel at the end of the section for meals, accommodation and a welcome post walk pint. The West Highland Way Sleeper bunkhouse can be found at the station.

Public Transport:

Route starts and finishes at two West Highland line stations.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Keep an eye out for:

Recommended WHW Maps

West Highland Way Guidebooks:

Scottish Highland Guidebooks:

Businesses on this section of the West Highland Way: 

West Highland Way Section 5 – Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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West Highland Way Section 5 – Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy / Inveroran

The fifth section of the West Highland way between Tyndrum and the Bridge of Orchy or alternatively to Inveroran is the shortest section. This makes it ideal to complete with either adjoining sections for those wanting to complete the Way quicker. The WHW now leaves the Loch Lomond and the Trosachs National Park as you climb up to the pass on the Old Military Road from Tyndrum. Despite being outside the National Park, the mountains and views are no less impressive.

The views are particularly spectacular as as you flank the Corbetts of Beinn Odhar and Beinn a’ Chaisteil, and the Munro of Beinn Dorain, providing the best taste of highland that you’ve had so far! This is a straightforward section of the trail, and now you’re into the 5th day of the walk, should be trail fit and be able to enjoy the scenery. Extending the route onward to Inveroran Hotel adds only 4km to the section, and shortens the tougher Rannoch Moor section.

Photo credit: Kenny Murray via Foter.com / CC BY-ND


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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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