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Beinn Na Lap and Around Loch Ossian from Corrour

By Dave Roberts   

on September 11, 2011    No ratings yet.

Posted as a walk in – Europe, Fort William and Lochaber, Scotland

Beinn Na Lap and Around Loch Ossian from Corrour

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Route Summary:

This walk includes the Munro of Beinn na Lap

Route Start Location:

20.39 km 609 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Hard Walk

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Beinn Na Lap and Around Loch Ossian from Corrour

Originally posted on the Walk Eryri Blog a few years back and the images are rather poor as they were taken with a mobile. This was my first day in Loch Ossian YH.

On leaving the train, it was a quick walk to the Youth Hostel where I was greeted by Nick and told where i could store my gear till the evening. I took a quick look at the composting toilets and wasn’t keen but decided it was better than the bothying equivalent of a size 10 heel hole. I popped into the hostel for water and was well impressed with how warm it was, I was looking forward to getting back here this evening.

Route Start Loch Ossian YH OS Map Required Public Transport Train only
Route End Loch Ossian YH Difficulties? Distance Facilities Cafe in station and YH.


Beinn Na Lap and Around Loch Ossian from CorrourI felt rather rough too due to the poor night’s sleep, so a shortish walk was probably the best bet. The weather didn’t look great either. I followed the new estate track before an obvious but faint path led up the boggy slopes of Beinn Na Lap. Once the main slope was cleared, the wide ridge gave good walking and i regretted not bringing my other map so I could carry on over the summit and down to Strath Ossian before returning along the loch.

So i dutifully took my own summit photo on top of my first Munro, looked at the lack of view and returned the way I’d come. There was barely a path, but it was easy walking until the boggy bits were reached again and then i spared my boots by travelling most of the way down on my arse. I met my first and only walker on the descent of the hill, a guy called Ian whom i would meet later in the hostel. I saw nobody else on the hills for the entire trip, something unheard of further south.

Walking was civilised today, with a proper lunch stop at the Station House where i was served some proper food too. It’s a new building, with all the facilities, but unusually for a new building it fits in to it’s surroundings. Apparently, it was built to serve the hoarde of workers who were building the huge lodge at the far end of the Loch. But today it was quiet here, with only a couple for company. Before i left though, it did fill up with walkers waiting for the next train.

Once I’d dragged myself away from the real fire at the Station House,it was then a ‘quick’ ‘round of the Loch that i most definitely underestimated in distance. If nothing else, I managed to get a decent leg stretch in on the first day, and definitely much more of a walk than I’d expected this morning. Some guys were camping in the forest, so I stopped to rest my feet and chat to them for a while. The first of many Munro baggers I’d see this weekend. One was also a Munro virgin, so we celebrated a bit and then I was on my way to the Youth Hostel.

The Station House has now closed but has reopened as the Corrour Station House

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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