Tyndrum Lodges is perfectly situated to begin your Scottish exploration.
The village of Tyndrum is nestled in an open valley surrounded by spectacular mountains. These mountains offer many opportunities to embrace a variety of outdoor sporting and adventure activities.
Tyndrum Lodges aim to provide facilities to support these activities with the provision of:
- Lockable cages within a purpose-built drying room
- An external wash-down point for bikes, boots and muddy gaiters
- Laundry facilities and a secure bike and ski shed.
Highlighted below are some popular activities available around the area.
Surrounded by mountains, Tyndrum is ideally located for some upland adventures. There are dozens of Munros and Corbetts within 30 minutes drive and 4 Munros that you can walk to from the Lodges (Ben Lui, Beinn a’Chleibh, Ben Oss and Beinn Buhraig). Whether you are a committed Munro-bagger or an enthusiastic hiker, the area provides high and low level options for all abilities.
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There are many mountain biking opportunities in and around Tyndrum, including the Glencoe Mountain Centre, 19 miles north of the village. However, the classic local route is not for the faint-hearted. It involves a challenging section of the West Highland Way, negotiating a remote mountain valley, along the edge of a beautiful loch before returning from Taynuilt to Tyndrum by train.
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The central location and purpose-built drying room make Tyndrum Lodges the perfect base to enjoy the excitement of both the legendary River Orchy and the River Awe. With prior arrangement, the proprietor is willing to assist with vehicle transfers if possible.
View further information via: UK Rivers Guide Book
The West Highland Way
The famous West Highland Way is a 96-mile walk from Milngavie to Fort William. The journey travels through some of Scotland’s most inspiring landscapes with Tyndrum being located about halfway along the route. This makes Tyndrum Lodges an ideal stopping point with affordable, comfortable accommodation and the opportunity to dry off wet gear, or even make use of laundry facilities before continuing.
Further information via West Highland View
Glencoe Mountain Centre is located 19 miles north of Tyndrum (approx. 25 minutes drive). Glencoe caters for skiers and boarders of all abilities with 20 runs and 8 lifts – complete beginners can enjoy the gentle slopes of the plateau, whilst more experienced skiers and experts will appreciate the incredible variety of terrain which includes the longest and steepest runs in Scotland.
Further information via Glencoe Mountain
The River Tay, the River Orchy and the River Awe are all within striking distance of Tyndrum Lodges. Additionally, there are numerous valley and mountain lochs to explore depending on your fitness and sense of adventure!
Further information via Fishpal
Panning For Gold
The Cononish Mine has reopened, reaffirming that there are large gold deposits in the Tyndrum hills. Local rivers and indeed the river through Tyndrum contains deposits of gold. Gold panning equipment can be bought in the village shop.
More information via Scot Gold Resources
Classic Day Trips From Tyndrum
Tyndrum is often viewed as a staging post to the Highlands and the West Coast, but its convenient central location in Scotland allows the traveller to explore in all directions, returning to the village in the evening.
Four classic day tours from Tyndrum are presented below:
Inverary, Lochgilphead, Kilmartin, Oban, Loch Awe, Tyndrum.
Connel, Appin, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Tyndrum.
Killin, Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Perth, Crieff, Loch Earn, Tyndrum.
Loch Earn, Comrie, Dunblane, Stirling, Callander, Loch Katrine, Tyndrum.