Czas  jedna godzina 30 minut

Współrzędne 646

Uploaded 11 września 2018

Recorded lipca 2018

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134 m
5 m
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1,4
2,8
5,67 km

Obejrzane 853 razy, pobrane 32 razy

w pobliżu Ballachulish, Scotland (United Kingdom)

Nice and easy hike in and around the village of Ballachulish, including a former slate quarry, dense woodland, Loch Leven and the Laroch river and estuary. I did this hike on a foggy day, so the views weren’t great, but on a clear day the views of the village, Loch Leven, and the surrounding mountains must be great from the hill above the slate quarry. The Brecklet trails is initially steep, but the overall walk is predominantly easy. There is a café in the tourist information, a supermarket at the starting point and a restaurant and Fish & Chips place can be found 100 meters south of the tourist information (not directly on the trail).
The hike starts at the parking lot at the tourist information. From here you cross the street towards the slate quarry entrance, but first visit a large slate arch on the A82 close by. You return to the quarry entrance and make a loop through the quarry (quarry walk with information boards). Returning to the entrance you turn left on the Brecklet trail. The path rises quite steeply and initially you have views of the quarry on the left and the village on the right. Later, you get to and pass a gate and enter the dense woodland. A bit further there is a viewpoint on the left (not much to see during my walk due to the fog). The path keeps climbing into the forest and then flattens off and starts descending. A bit further you pass some old ruins. Signs advise you to keep clear. The forest is a dense conifer plantation covered with a lot of moss, both grey and strikingly green. You descend to a forest road (end of the Brecklet trail), and turn right towards the village. You pass a gate and continue on a minor asphalt road. A bit further down you walk around the Saint Munda Church and then pass the Saint Mun’s Church. At the bridge you cross the river. A bit further you follow a footpath through grassland. The path ends at another bridge across the Laroch river, and you continue on the other side along the river. The path goes through a tunnel below the A82 and ends up at the Laroch river estuary into Loch Leven. You walk along the coast to a harbour, and the make a loop on a peninsula jutting into Loch Leven. Returning on the loop, you have a good view of the Eilean Munde islands. When you get back to the harbour you pass again under the A82 along the road back to the starting point.
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Along Loch Leven

Path directly on Loch Leven
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Brecklet Trail

Start of the Brecklet Trail
Most

Bridge

Bridge on the Laroch river.
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Bridge Laroch

Another bridge on the Laroch river.
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Gate

At this gate you enter the woodland
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Harbour

Sports harbour on Loch Leven
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Laroch Estuary

The river Laroch flows into Loch Leven here
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Path through grass land

A path takes you through grass land
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Peninsula

Peninsula into the Loch Leven
Jezioro

Quarry Lake

Quarry Lake
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Quarry Walk

The Quarry Walk is signposted, and information boards give ample information on the history of and life in the quarry.
Ruiny

Ruins

Ruins of houses or sheepfold. Signs warn you to keep out
Architektura sakralna

Saint Munda Church

Church of Scotland church. The catholic St. Mun's church is a bit further
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Slate Arch

Large Slate Arch formerly used to transport slate.
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Tunnel A82

Tunnel below the A82
Panorama

View Eilean Munde

View of the Eilean Munde islands
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View Quarry

View of the quarry
Panorama

Viewpoint

Viewpoint above the quarry. Due to the fog I did not see much. The first photo is of the viewpoint, the other photos of the woodland you cross afterwards.

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