Bracorina - Tarbet
Bracorina - Tarbet (5.5 miles)
Morar Railway Station - Bracorina (3 miles)
This is a perfect walk for those looking to escape deep into the wilderness. The undulating route, which follows a 19th Century pony track along the north shore of Loch Morar, takes in far-reaching mountain and loch views, ruined settlements, Morag Monster sightings (potentially) and also incorporates a boat ride and a train journey! It's a real adventure so be sure to pack your sandwiches:
1) Parking at Bracorina, head over the foot bridge and make your way along the shoreline of Loch Morar where you'll eventually pass the ruins of Inverbeg Chapel and the old settlement of Brinacory - a sad reminder of the Highland Clearances where the inhabitants would have been forcibly evicted from their homes in order to clear the land for sheep grazing.
2) The footpath then gently climbs to a point where you'll be treated to breath-taking views of Loch Morar, the deepest body of water in Britain, and the surrounding mountains before eventually descending into Tarbet where you can enjoy a picnic in the tranquil bay whilst you await the arrival of the Western Isles Cruises (Monday - Friday at 3.30pm). The boat ride down Loch Nevis into Mallaig is just beautiful.
3) Once back on dry land you can hop aboard the train to Morar and walk a gentle 3 miles back to your car at Bracorina.
We told you it was an adventure!