GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Creran Walks

1 miles (2.4 km)

This walk visits the Shian Woodland Wildlife Reserve at the southern end of Loch Creran.
There's some peaceful waymarked woodland trails here with spring wildflowers and lots of butterflies to see. At the eastern side there's a nice country lane which is suitable for walking and cycling along the loch. The circular walk starts and finishes at the reserve car park.
To continue your walking around the loch head to the eastern side where you can visit the Sutherland's Grove Forest Walks. There's another car park here with trails leading east towards the pretty Glen Dubh Reservoir. The area includes picturesque streams with waterfalls and more woodland wildlife to see.


PA37 1SB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Loch Creran OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Creran Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you can visit the expansive Loch Etive in the stunning Glen Etive. Near here there's also the popular climbs around Buachaille Etive Mor.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Shian wildlife Reserve - View toward Eriska - - 346122

Shian wildlife Reserve. View toward Eriska

Ronja Skye off South Shian - - 2379032

Ronja Skye off South Shian

South Shian - - 346340

South Shian. Trees don't come more gnarled than this. The long island behind is Sgeir Caillich - the skerry of the old woman.

The Shore at South Shian - - 2549961

The Shore at South Shian

Glen Dubh Reservoir - - 912874

Glen Dubh Reservoir on the eastern side

Stream in Sutherland's Grove - - 3224718

Stream in Sutherland's Grove leading to Glen Dubh Reservoir

Loch Creran - - 13784

Loch Creran. Until recently the main roadmade a detour round Loch Creran - and when the tide was high, there was a detour off the detour! A new road bridge has now restored the lochside to a tranquil backwater.

Loch Creran, at Barcaldine

Loch Creran, at Barcaldine


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