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The Lairig Leacach

A strenuous walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in Highlands, Scotland, about 22.30km (13.86 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 8:15h (1 overnight stay). It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 553m (1814ft)
Descent 224m (734ft)
Max. Elevation 770m (2526ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 777m (2548ft)
Corrour Station
Corrour, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Distance 22.30km
Duration ~8:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 23 Sep 2009
There's a lot of fun to be had in Scotland below the magical 914m mark. This walk, in the West Highlands, is in the spirit of the famous long distance walk, the West Highland Way. Connecting the village of Spean Bridge with remote Corrour Station, the route passes through the Lairig Leacach, the glen between the Easain hills and the Grey Corries. It can be done in either direction, but finishing at Corrour gives you the option of a night in the hills in one of the two Youth Hostels.

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The village of Spean Bridge is split across the river of the same name. The railway station is on the southern side, so pop into town if you need any last-minute supplies.
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The path south from Spean Bridge takes you to the tiny hamlet of Insh, near Roybridge. Head east along the River Spean, enjoying the woody riverside views.
About 4.35 km (~2.7 miles) from
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Follow the track towards the mouth of the glen, with the imposing Grey Corries to your right as you head uphill.
About 2.86 km (~1.78 miles) from
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The path hugs the route of the Allt na Lairige, so navigation is easy, giving you time to enjoy standing beneath some of Scotland's giants - Stob Coire Easain to the east, and Stob Ban and Stob Choire na Ceannain to the west. Truly Munro country. Pass the Leagach bothy, about halfway along the route.
About 4.07 km (~2.53 miles) from
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The route spills you out at the foot of the Easains and on the shores of beautiful Loch Treig, one of Scotland's finest. Cross the bridge and follow the track along the southern shore of the loch.
About 4.81 km (~2.99 miles) from
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The path then heads back to Corrour Station. Just before the railway bridge, look for a footpath running alongside the track, rather than the longer and less enjoyable landrover track that goes to Corrour.
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
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Finish up at Corrour Station to pick up the train home.
About 3.89 km (~2.42 miles) from

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