Glencoe Lochan Trail
This lovely, waymarked trail takes you around the Lochan in Glencoe. The walk follows well defined footpaths through a delightful forest of North American trees planted by Lord Strathcona in the 1890s – he hoped they would comfort his homesick Canadian wife. The path also runs alongside the tranquil loch with the Glencoe mountains making a truly marvellous backdrop. It's a wonderful area with the beautiful Loch Leven also right next to the trail.
The walk is located just to the east of the village of Glencoe. You could start from there or park at car park at the south western end of Lochan.
If you're looking for a more challenging walk in the area you could try the Pap of Glencoe walk which starts at the same car park as the Lochan Trail.
PostcodePH49 4HT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Glencoe Lochan Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Glencoe Lochan Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Glencoe Lochan Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Glencoe Lochan Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
If you head into the village you could pay a visit to the splendid Glencoe Cafe. They serve a good range of meals and snacks. There's also a gift shop selling gifts, books and maps. You can find them at postcode PH49 4HP for your sat navs.
The loch and the surrounding woodland are great for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The wonderful Buachaille Etive Mor is located a few miles to the south east and well worth a visit.
Further east there's the remote Corrour Station. The station is notable as the highest mainline railway station in the United Kingdom. From here there is a nice trail to follow to the nearby Loch Ossian.
Just to the east you'll find the Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk. There's a car park and viewpoint here with excellent views of the three striking mountains. You can then pick up trails along the River Coe with a series of pretty waterfalls to see on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.