GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk around Plockton

2 miles (3.2 km)

This delightful Scottish village sits in a lovely spot on the shores of Loch Carron.
It's considered one of the prettiest in the country and has been described as "The Jewel of the Highlands".
This walk takes you through the village and along the shores of the loch to nearbyDuncraig. On the way you will visit the remote rail stations of Plockton and Duncraig on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line.It's just over two miles with glorious views over the loch to enjoy on the way.
On the opposite side of the loch you can pick up the Lochcarron Walk and visit the highly photogenic ruins of Strome Castle. From here you can enjoy an alternative view back to Plockton as well.

Postcode

IV52 8TW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Plockton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Plockton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Plockton Inn for some refreshments after your walk. They serve delicious locally-landed fish and shellfish in their seafood restaurant.
You can find them on Innes Street at postcode IV52 8TW for your sat navs. The inn is dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north there's Applecross where you can enjoy a lovely circular walk around a beautiful peninsula to Sand Bay.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Plockton - geograph.org.uk - 3357946

The television seriesHamish Macbeth, starringRobert Carlyle, was filmed here, substituting for the fictional Lochdubh.

Plockton waterfront - geograph.org.uk - 3694450

Plockton waterfront

Plockton Bay - geograph.org.uk - 384652

Plockton Bay

Plockton Inn - geograph.org.uk - 3194261

Plockton Inn

Plockton Station (geograph 3357290)

Plockton Station. Plockton station was opened in 1897 when the railway was extended from its previous terminus at Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh. The line was a candidate for closure in the 1960s and '70s but has survived as a lifeline for remote communities and carries a healthy tourist trade in summer. The station buildings are now used as self-catering holiday accommodation.

Harbour Street, Plockton - geograph.org.uk - 3358251

Harbour Street

Plockton Shore - geograph.org.uk - 3358497

Shoreline

Railway arch and fishing lodge. - geograph.org.uk - 360145

Duncraig Railway arch & fishing lodge. Adjacent to Duncraig station, on the South shore of Plockton harbour, the railway embankment is built out into the sea, at this point it encompasses a saltwater lagoon on the landward side, necessitating and arch and also features a ruined victorian fishing lodge.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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