Hike to Corryholly Bothy

5 miles 1640.4 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Jack Henstridge

Leave the crowds at the viaduct and get a feel for the remote Scottish wilderness, and Bothy culture, by hiking to this easily reachable Bothy. Walk through Glenfinnan, past the now world famous viaduct, alongside rivers, waterfalls, and sweeping hills, before reaching the Corryhully Bothy. And maybe go for the full Bothy experience and stay the night.

The trail is easily found, and starts 100m down the road from the Glenfinnan viaduct and monument visitor centre in a small gravel carpark. Walk through the small gravel carpark and onto the paved estate road.  

Follow this track as it gently sweeps through the Glen for 8 kilometres before turning into a gravel track just as it reaches the Corryhully Bothy. Its very hard to get lost, just stick to the main track and the Bothy will appear. 

Spend plenty of time exploring the Glen on the way to the Bothy to find some of its hidden gems. If you're lucky, you'll bump into Alastair, the estate warden, and he can give you some great tips too.

The Bothy is free and will be open, and likely have someone staying in it, but don't be afraid, go in and take a look, warm yourself by the fire, and if its raining (which it likely is) dry off and get out of the weather. Just remember the Bothy code and keep it tidy, restock what you use, and pack out what you pack in. 

You can return the way you came, or cross the river and take one of two forest roads back to the start to form a loop.

This is a great way to see Glenfinnan and avoid the usual hustle and bustle of crowds surrounding the Viaduct and Monument. Most people don't venture much past the Viaduct, if at all. 

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥇Top Contributor

about 1 month ago

A heavenly place

A serene and heavenly spot in the Highlands. I would consider it a must-see if you're in the area.

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike the Glenfinnan Viaduct

    An incredible hike/walk around the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a famous section of the railway in the United Kingdom. It is a very peaceful place and parking is very easy. There is a small stream in the area and if you go in late August or early September...

    1 miles

  • Bike the Glenuig Loop, Scotland

    From the landing in Corran, this loop can be taken clockwise across the Movern and Ardamurchan peninsulas, strips of desolate turf that hike into the sky south-west of Fort William, Scotland's foremost mountain biking and adventure hub. With a han...

    80 miles 4265.1 ft gain

  • Summit Ben Nevis in Scotland

    Must do when visiting Scotland. A popular climbing spot, Ben Nevis can be hiked in one day via the tourist route. In Scotland, hiking is called "walking", mountains are "bens", valleys are "glens" and lakes are "lochs" . But don't let the etym...

    10 miles 4409 ft gain

  • Explore Ft. William, Scotland's Steall Gorge

    Just about 10 miles from Ft. William and only a few miles from the end of the West Highland Way you can find the Steal Gorge along with Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis is a famous hill in Ft. William with an amazing view of a lake. Everyone in Ft. William kn...

    3 miles