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Beinn na Lap and Loch Ossian

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Highland, Scotland, about 18.80km (11.68 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 8:00h (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 889m (2916ft)
Loss 886m (2906ft)
Max. Elevation 930m (3051ft)
Elevation (total) 1775m (5822ft)
Start & End
Corrour station
Distance 18.80km
(11.68mi)
Duration ~8:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 29 Sep 2009
A relatively straightforward Munro from Corrour station. Makes a perfect day out between trains, or even better spend the night at Loch Ossian SYHA and enjoy the surroundings for a little longer! There's nothing tricky about the hill, but it is remote so come prepared.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NN356664
Take the West Highland Railway to Corrour Station for a truly car-free walk - there are no roads round these parts! From the station, take the track signposted to the youth hostel. Before reaching the hostel, take the fork in the track bearing left.
OS Grid NN363683
Near the shore of Loch Ossian, you will reach another fork. From here, it's simple - walk uphill! There's no clear path, so take a bearing and start bashing that slope until you reach the summit ridge.
About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
OS Grid NN371691
Just near the top, you will reach the shoulder of the mountain; keep heading up until you hit a small lochan. The summit cairn is just nearby at the north-east tip of the lochan.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid NN376695
Made it! 935m, making it a Munro. From the top, follow the shoulder heading north-east towards Gualainn a' Choire Odhair.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NN378720
Follow the northeast shoulder from the summit, which drops down into Strath Ossian via rough ground. Pick up the Land Rover track leading back south.
About 2.50 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid NN413727
Follow the track round to the Corrour Estate, you will rejoin the track around the loch. Head either side for a relaxing waterside walk back to the start.
About 3.49 km (~2.17 miles) from
OS Grid NN390685
Follow the lochside path to the hostel. Rather than dash for the train back, why not head for a night lochside in this great little hostel? Log fire, the birds chirping across the water, a sunset behind the Nevis Range, maybe even a drop of whisky - what more could you want?
About 4.74 km (~2.95 miles) from
OS Grid NN358664
Follow the same route from the loch back to Corrour Station for the train home.
About 3.83 km (~2.38 miles) from

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