Geologists will love the area that surrounds Loch Glencoul, as it has some of the oldest and fascinating rock formations in the world.
Loch Glencoul, Scottish Highlands
Loch Glencoul is located in the northwest of the Scottish Highlands; it is one of the most beautiful lochs in all of Scotland, however, many people aren’t lucky enough to view this magnificent loch as it takes at least a half-day hike!
You can reach the best viewpoint of the loch by hiking north on the Cape Wrath Trail from Inchnadamph*, or by hiking south on the same route from the Kylesku Hotel.
You can also kayak to this point, or do a private tour with a kayaking or boating company. You may also catch a glimpse of the loch from Kylesku Bridge.
The most rewarding way to reach Loch Glencoul is by hiking from Inchnadamph along a rough, pathless track through the mountains, passing Eas a’ Chual Aluinn, which is the highest waterfall in Britain.
Geologists will love the area that surrounds Loch Glencoul, as it has some of the oldest and fascinating rock formations in the world. Every year, thousands of geologists flock to study the mountains in this area, including Beinn ard da loch, which is over 500 million years old!
It’s also popular with hikers and nature lovers due to its remote location.
At the head of the loch, you will find Glencoul Bothy.
Where to find Loch Glencoul
Latitude / Longitude: 58.229180, -4.9480190
*Please note the hike to and from Loch Glencoul on the Cape Wrath Trail should be for experienced hikers only. This trail is considered the toughest hike in Great Britain, so you should ensure that you are experienced and fit enough to attempt it. If you plan on spending a night in Glencoul Bothy, be sure to check the Mountain Bothies Association website to see if it is open, and follow the rules they set out in the Bothy Code. Carry out any litter you bring in.