GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glen Orchy Walks

14 miles (23 km)

This large area of woodland in Argyll and Bute has miles of cycling and walking trails to follow. There's also a series of impressive waterfalls, streams and rivers to enjoy.
You can start your outing from the car park next to the Eas Urchaidh waterfall on the River Orchy. Cross the bridge over the river to enter the woodland and pick up the trails. They run through the woods to the village of Bridge of Orchy where you can cross the river and follow country lanes along the river and back to the car park. Here you can get great views of the surrounding hills.
To extend your walk you can pick up the West Highland Way at Bridge of Orchy and follow it to the nearby Loch Tulla on the Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse Walk.
The Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy Walk follows a popular section of the trail south to Tyndrum via the Old Military Road.
If you are coming by public transport then you could also start the route from the train station at Bridge of Orchy.

Glen Orchy OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glen Orchy Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south west there's the Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle Walk. The popular route visits the ruins of a photogenic 15th century castle which sits in a wonderful position next to the loch. Just west of the castle is the Cruachan Dam and Falls of Cruachan Waterfall Walk. In this area you can visit the Falls of Cruachan, the impressive hydroelectric dam and explore the Cruachan Power Station.
A few miles to the south there's the Ben Lui National Nature Reserve where you'll find some lush mountain vegitation and wonderful views.

Photos

Bridge of Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 1377885

Bridge of Orchy. The bridge, with the hotel of the same name behind. Beinn Dorain forms the backdrop.

Bridge of Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 1330918

Bridge of Orchy. On the riverbank, there are picnic tables and a rather well positioned bench, to look at this fabulous view whilst you enjoy your butties.

Easan Dubha, Glen Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 914055

Easan Dubha waterfalls on the River Orchy in Glen Orchy.

Glen Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 914065

View down Glen Orchy from near Easan Dubha. Buildings at Glen Orchy Farm are just visible in the middle distance.

Eas Urchaidh, Glen Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 914086

Eas Urchaidh waterfalls

Part of the old road through Glen Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 2377993

Part of the old road through Glen Orchy

Stags at Viewpoint above Glen Orchy - geograph.org.uk - 1060146

Stags at Viewpoint above the glen

Cairn overlooking Loch Tulla and Glen Orchy hills - geograph.org.uk - 143702

Cairn overlooking Loch Tulla and Glen Orchy hills. Strange cairn beside the tourist viewpoint on the A82 at Black Mount.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Glen Orchy.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Glen Orchy.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)