We're staying at the Bridge of Orchy for one night as part of a CIE bus tour of Scotland and Ireland. We're on the 2nd bus since the first bus filled up and got reassigned to this hotel. It looks like it's in the middle of nowhere. We'll probably be getting there by 4 pm in August with many hours of daylight left. I'm interested in knowing if there are any hikes/walks we can do within walking distance of the hotel to kill some time.
Yes,there are walks of varying length & difficulty ,literally on your doorstep..
You could walk a small section of the west highland way? Cross over the River Orchy via the bridge behind the hotel and follow the sign posts up over the hill. Its a little hilly but once over the top the views are fantastic over Loch Tulla. You can choose how far you want to walk along the route before turning around and then following the path back to the hotel. Hope this helps. Gary
The hotel is on the West Highland Way route which goes from Milngavie to Fort William so either direction from the hotel on this route are both scenic and well signposted. There are also walks to Forest Lodge via Inveroran which is about a 6 miles circular walk. I should advise you to take midge repellent or midge net as midges can be pretty bad at that time of the year if there is little or no wind particularly on a calm evening. Otherwise I'm sure you will enjoy the area!
There's plenty of walking close at hand as the hotel is on the West Highland way. You can also gain some height starting almost opposite the hotel and get some views over loch Tulla and over Ranoch Moor over towards Glen Coe. Going up can be a bit boggy in places. But the views are worth it.
The hotel is comfortable and has great food.
You will be spoiled for choice of the most fabulous walks, the West Highland Way passes right by the hotel and there are simply stunning walks along Glen Orchy. I would recommend Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 377 in order to peruse the options available. I hope you enjoy your stay at this most convivial of Hotels.
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