Holiday Ideas

Holiday ideas for Crianlarich and surrounding area

West Highland Way

The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first official long distance route. Originally conceived in the 1960s, it was completed in October 1980. The Way takes you from Milngavie to Fort William, a distance of 96 miles (154 km). The route leads you from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of its largest freshwater loch. It passes from the Lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault and on into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads, Military Roads and Disused Railway Tracks.

The Way passes through a wide range of different terrains, ranging from lowland moors, through dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions. This variety of environments provides habitats for a diverse range of wildlife species, both flora and fauna. Some species are more common than others and some are rarely seen.

Munro Bagging

There are seven Munros* in the Crianlarich Hills including the magnificent Ben More and Stob Binnein. Stretching from Inverarnan at the northern tip of Loch Lomond to the town of Crianlarich. This link gives you more details of the 7 hills: Crianlarich Munros.

Over and above the Crianlarich Hills there are over 30 Munros within a 30 minute drive of Hillview b&b.

* The Munros are Scottish Mountains over 3000 feet/914.4 metres high. There are 283 ‘hills’ named after the man who first surveyed them, Sir Hugh Munro.


If Munro Bagging is too stretching there are many walks in the surrounding area that will appeal to all wakers, from short strolls to a full day’s walk, see this link for some ideas: Crianlarich for Walking.