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Stunning views from the place that kept Edinburgh and Glasgow dry

Ballachulish

Take a wander through pretty Ballachulish

Slate from Ballachulish once kept the rain out of many houses in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The quarry was active from 1692 to 1955 – now it’s the start of a route through mature forest, with great views of Loch Leven and its islands.


Parking Toilets Walking Viewpoint

Need a break?

There are several places to eat in Ballachulish, as well as public toilets.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


Contact: Lochaber Forest District

Address: Torlundy, Fort William

Postcode: PH33 6SW

Telephone: 0300 067 6870

Email: lochaber@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

Park at the Visitor Information Centre in Ballachulish and cross the road to the old quarry. The trail through the forest starts from here. The car park is at grid reference NN 083 584.

Using SatNav?

PH49 4JB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You’ll find details of public transport to Ballachulish at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

There are more trails at Glencoe Lochan, and some great hill routes from Ballachulish, just down the road. Download our guide map for details, and for more fabulous forests to explore along the Great Glen between Ballachulish and Inverness.


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