Hill Walking Around Kinloch Rannoch
If you want to visit the Scottish Highlands to experience the beautiful moors and mountains, then Kinloch Rannoch makes an ideal base for many nearby mountain and hill walking trails. In fact, Kinnoch Rannoch has 26 Munros including Schiehallion, the highest of the 26 and the 57th tallest mountain in Scotland. While the Kinnoch Rannoch weather may vary, you can guarantee incredible views from whichever highland trail that you take.
Best hill walks near Kinloch Rannoch
From the village of Kinloch Rannoch, Craig Varr is easily identifiable. It is a short, steep walk and promises impressive views of the loch and landscape from the top. Taking around two hours to complete over a trail just shy of 3 miles, you can walk through the pretty village into a steep woodland section until you reach craggy upland. The summit has a cairn as well as a smattering of trees which may be handy for shelter in the unpredictable Kinloch Rannoch weather.
A popular Munro to ‘bag’ Schiehallion has an altitude of 1083 metres, however, is quite an easy climb thanks to its well-maintained footpath. The trail is approximately 10km long with an ascent of 731. The trail starts at Braes of Foss car park and climbs along a comfortable path offering great views of Loch Tummel. On a clear day, the views from the summit can be extensive.
Carn Mairg is another Munro, with an altitude of 1042 metres. While it can be climbed alone, walkers will often make a long walk covering the three neighbouring Munros; Carn Gorm, Meall Garbh and Creag Mhor. The trail begins at the car park in Invervar and is an 11-mile route taking around eight hours to complete. The walk features spectacular views of the Invervar Glen and Loch Rannoch.