The Great Moor of Rannoch is one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. It is a beautiful outdoor space stretching out far north and west from Rannoch Station.
The area is a vast stretch of land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops which makes it a very challenging environment which still supports varieties of flora and fauna. A wealth of plants, insect, bird and animal life can be seen here ranging from curlews and grouse to roe and red deer.
The best way to get a feel for this unique area is to take a train journey on the famous West Highland Railway as the railway line crosses the moorland for 23 miles and rises to over 1,300 ft.
There is plenty of challenging and exhilarating walks in the remote hills and cycling routes. High mountains are also a feature of the moor although these are best left to experienced hillwalkers with excellent navigation skills. Lower level paths from the Rannoch Station area include a 9 mile linear tramp through to Corrour and Loch Ossian and also a 7 mile circuit of Loch Ossain.
There is a visitor centre at Rannoch Moor which showcases the beauty and interest of the moor - its evolution, early historical developments, flora and fauna and the importance of the railway to the area.
Getting there by railway:- Rannoch Station and Corrour Station are located on the edge of the Rannoch Moor. Rail stations are also located at Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.
Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow or Edinburgh airports follow the A9 north past Pitlochry to its junction with the B8019. Follow the B8019 west to the village of Kinloch Rannoch, then take the B846 further west still to reach Rannoch Station. Rannoch Moor can be accessed either by walking from Rannoch Station or taking the short train journey to Corrour Station.
Getting there by ferry:- From the port of Rosyth follow the M90 to Perth and then the A9 north to Pitlochry. Continue on the A9 north of Pitlochry until reaching the junction with the B8019. Follow the B8019 west to the village of Kinloch Rannoch, then take the B846 further west still to reach Rannoch Station. Rannoch Moor can be accessed either by walking from Rannoch Station or taking the short train journey to Corrour Station.
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