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Ballachulish Slate Quarries and Brecklet Walk

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Ballachulish Slate Quarries
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Walk Details
We’re starting our walk today from the Isles of Glencoe Hotel on the banks of Loch Levan. The hotel is a great base if you’re looking to explore the Highlands!

From the hotel we’re heading south, taking care when crossing over the A82, continuing straight over to Park Road. Taking a left we pass the old post office which is now a Co-op shop. Crossing across the car park we’re headed towards the octagonal shaped building which is the Ballachulish Visitor Centre.

You may wish to pause here for a moment to find out more about the area.

From here we head left on Albert Road and then take a right towards the Ballachulish Slate Quarries. Before we reach the old quarries we’re taking a right turn and heading up. This is a steep climb – but the views from the top will be worth it!

What goes up – must come down right? And the path down isn’t as steep (promise!) – but do watch your step! The trail takes us through some dense forestry land – feel free to pause to hug a tree if you feel one calling you to do so!

We come to a single track road where we turn right and head back towards Ballachulish, passing the church on your right. Continue until the end of the road and then turn right on to Argyll Cottages. The Jubilee Park is to your left, and we continue onwards to Albert Road and the Visitor Centre. Here we then retrace the steps we took at the start of our walk and head back to the Isle of Glencoe Hotel – perhaps popping in to have a bite to eat at the Waters Edge restaurant.

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Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".