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Port nam Murrach beach from Arisaig

A moderate walk (coast) in Highland, Scotland, about 12.56km (7.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 100m (328ft)
Loss 115m (377ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Elevation (total) 215m (705ft)
Start & End
Arisaig
Distance 12.56km
(7.8mi)
Duration ~3:15
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 23 Jul 2010
This walk takes you to a beautiful beach on Scotland's west coast. Starting from Arisaig, the route follows the coastal road for a couple of miles (don't worry, it's a quiet road) before heading over Cruach Doire an Dobhrain to the beach. It's wonderful low-level scenery with stunning views across to Ardnish and the Rois-Bhein hills.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NM664866
The train from Fort William to Mallaig stops at Arisaig and it is one of the finest rail journeys in Britain! Buses also call at the village. From the station, it's a short walk down to the village centre.
Information Centre About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid NM661864
Just past the information centre (on a small green) a road runs along the coast. Follow this, first through some woodland and then directly along the coast. It's worth stopping and scanning the seaweedy rocks - this is an otter hotspot!
Millburn Cottage About 2.09 km (~1.3 miles) from
OS Grid NM646851
Just near Millburn Cottage, a stile takes you over a fence and into open country. From here, climb on to Ruemach Hill and then over to the cairn on Cruach Doire an Dobhrain.
Cruach Doire an Dobhrain About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid NM628838
The summit is a mere 103m, but the surroundings are incredible. You will need to take a bearing towards the beach, as there are no paths in this rough ground. One option is to take a bearing to the nearer Port a' Bhathaich beach and follow the coast around from there.
Port nam Murrach beach About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid NM613837
This is a wonderfully peaceful sandy bay, hidden away in the highlands. Enjoy the views, scrambling on the rocks, lunch on the beach ... and keep looking for those otters!
Rhue Cottage About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid NM619842
For an alternative way back, follow the track (regularly muddied by the resident cows) to Rhue Cottage. Follow this track past the farm before it rejoins the coastal road.
Coastal road About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid NM629853
OK, it's road walking, but not too much of a chore when the scenery is this good.
Saideil Torr a Bheithe About 2.12 km (~1.32 miles) from
OS Grid NM649846
The coast road wiggles its way back towards Arisaig.
Arisaig again About 2.24 km (~1.39 miles) from
OS Grid NM661864
Cafes, pubs and a small supermarket for post-walk nourishment.

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