GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Corrour Station and Loch Ossian Walk

8 miles (13.4 km)

This walk visits the beautiful Loch Ossian from the remote Corrour Station on Rannoch Moor.
The station is situated on theCrianlarich-Fort William/Mallaigbranch of theWest Highland Line. It is notable as the highestmainlinerailway stationin theUnited Kingdom. The stationis served by regularAbellio ScotRailpassenger trains betweenGlasgow Queen Streetand Fort William/Mallaig.
The walk starts from the train station where you can pick up a trail heading north east past the smaller Loch Coir' a'Bhric Beag. The trail then continues along the southern side of the loch before finishing at the jetty and boating house at the northern end. The area is popular with red deer so keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful creatures as you make your way through the woods and moor.

Postcode

PH30 4AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head south west to visit the splendid Buachaille Etive Mor. Glen Etive, the Glencoe Lochan Trail, the Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk and the Pap of Glencoe are also not too far to the west.
You could visit the second highest waterfall in Scotland on the Steall Falls Walk. It's a spectacular sight and another of the highlights of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Photos

Corrour Station - geograph.org.uk - 1332017

Corrour Station. A short platform station on Rannoch Moor, often busy with folk heading off or back from nearby hills or lochs. The station is ideally placed for many cross country routes, and the railway solves the getting back from the other end problem. We were leaving, heading for Spean Bridge. Once I would travel here all the way by train, but this is not really possible to do at short notice anymore because of the insane fare structure in use at this time.

Loch Coir' a'Bhric Beag - geograph.org.uk - 1640282

Loch Coir' a'Bhric Beag. With Corrour Station beyond.

The track between Loch Ossian and Corrour Station - geograph.org.uk - 265311

View of the track between Loch Ossian and Corrour Station. Looking towards the loch.

Loch Ossian - geograph.org.uk - 265366

Corrour Lodge jetty and boat house Jetty out into Loch Ossian. Boat house has an interesting turf roof and sauna inside.

Corrour Lodge jetty and boat house - geograph.org.uk - 729420

Corrour Lodge jetty and boat house

Corrour estate road through woodland beside Loch Ossian - geograph.org.uk - 919250

Corrour estate road through woodland beside the loch.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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