For spring 2013 we finally celebrated the opening of our new and improved Viaduct Trail. It offers a great way to get up close to Glenfinnan Viaduct, with outstanding views of the surrounding mountainous terrain and Loch Shiel. It is also a brilliant way for those wanting to get to Corryhully Bothy from the train station, requiring no walking on roads from the train. We have produced a trail guide which is available from the museum reception, showing a map of the route and some of the flaura and fauna you may spot on the way. The Jacobite Steam Train passes over the Glenfinnan Viaduct at approximately 10.45am and 3.10pm. At certain times in the season there are 2 steam trains a day – please check the West Coast Railway’s website for further details at www.westcoastrailways.co.uk and please note the steam train does not run at weekends throughout the entire season. Trespassing on any part of the railway track is strictly prohibited.
The local area is well known for its mountain and hill walking, with the classic aspirational day of the CorryHully Horseshoe taking in the munros of Sgurr nan Coireachan and Sgurr Thuilm, and an ascent of Streap both making exceptional mountain days out. Not to be sniffed at is the walk to Loch Bheoraid, with many of the smaller hills around Glenfinnan providing lesser walked mountain challenges greater than those of a higher stature elsewhere!
For those graduating from the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail walks through Glenfinnan and on to Cape Wrath, providing one of the hardest, and most rewarding distance walks in the UK.
We welcome walkers, and can provide advice on local hills, weather and hill conditions and even offer guided walks (Summer) with our in house Mountain Leader. The sleeping car makes a great base for any visit, and we encourage you to give us a call to talk about the best options for you.