Stage 4: Rhubodach to Port Bannatyne (8.5km / 5.25 miles)

Stage 4: Rhubodach to Port Bannatyne (8.5km / 5.25 miles)

The first half of this Section is on gentle forest track and pathway. The second is across rough and steep moorland. In places the moorland grass and bracken path makes the route unclear without an obvious path on the ground. Additional fingerposts and waymarkers have been installed to keep you safe and on the correct route – careful navigation is essential so take care to scan ahead for the next waymarker or fingerpost before moving ahead. The extra effort of the high moorland walk will reward you with magnificent views in all directions.
NOTE: An alternative low-level route to the end of Stage 4 is via Rhubodach Cottage and the roadside verge alongside the A886 to Port Bannatyne.

Watch out for:

  • On the high moorland route, look out for Red Grouse and Black Grouse, Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier and many smaller moorland birds.
  • In spring Curlew can be heard calling and be seen displaying.
  • Roe and Red Deer are often to be seen on this part of the walk.



Download and Print a set of detailed Route Notes for Stage 4

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