Stage 3: Port Bannatyne to Rhubodach (13.75km / 8.5 miles)
Stage 3 : Port Bannatyne to Rhubodach (8.5 miles / 13.75km)
Stage Three opens by following the route of the old Tramway. It then turns northwards up a winding and peaceful glen. At the head of the glen the path enters the forest, then winds its way down to Rhubodach and the ferry to Colintraive.
Towards the end of the stage you have a choice of routes to the finish. One easy route along the forest track and a second option to visit the WWII decoy village and descend past the ruined Balnakeilly farmstead to the ancient oak wooded glen.
Watch out for:
- Roe Deer, Red Deer, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Red Grouse.
- You may even be lucky and see a Black Grouse.
- Golden Eagles are occasionally seen around Glenmore and the forest.
- In winter Woodcock are often seen on the forest track.