Ardnamurchan Point

Cycle Routes

    A hilly ride out to the most westerly point on the UK mainland.

    From the pier at Kilchoan head inland towards the centre of the village, turning left at the junction and then right after a further 500m. The road climbs gently out of the village and into an area of moorland below which are a complex of underground volcanic structures. These are the remains of a 55 million year old volcanic complex often known as the Ardnamurchan caldera. Its concentric rings can be seen from space (and in satellite photographs) although they are less obvious on the ground. The winding road undulates across this area until the junction a mile beyond the Sonachan Hotel where a left turn leads you to the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point itself, 8 miles from your start point.

    There is a visitor centre and cafe and lighthouse itself is open from spring to autumn - and the view from the top justifies the effort both in cycling to the foot and in climbing the stairs!

    The return to Kilchoan is by the outward route.


    • Refreshments


    • 11-25 Miles
    • Height Gain: 201-500 Metres


    • Open Hillside
    • Rural


    • Parking


    • Moderate


    • Toilets


    • Tarmac

    Type of Ride

    • Road Cycling

    Road Directions

    To reach Kilchoan by road most people will cross the Corran ferry from the A82 just south of Fort William and follow the A861 to Salen before taking the B8007. Salen can also be reached by following the A861 southwards from the A830 Fort William to Mallaig road.

    Public Transport Directions

    There are bus services from Fort William to Kilchoan but those coming by public transport can also reach Kilchoan by services to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull followed by a ferry crossing direct to Kilchoan.

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