Silver Walk

  •  Silver Walk: Castle Tioram from Silver Walk
  •  Silver Walk: Castle Tioram
  •  Silver Walk: Loch Moidart
  •  Silver Walk: Down Loch Moidart
  •  Silver Walk: Start of Silver walk
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  •  Silver Walk: Castle Tioram from Silver Walk
  •  Silver Walk: Castle Tioram from Silver Walk
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  •  Silver Walk: Castle Tioram from Silver Walk
  •  Silver Walk: Across Loch Moidart
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  •  Silver Walk: Crossing cliffs
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Key information: Silver Walk

  • This absolutely beautiful path winds along below the shoreside cliffs of Loch Moidart, beginning at Castle Tioram, a grim little place in a staggeringly beautiful location.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86.5
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest14.5
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Around 6km
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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 Silver Walk: © Crossing cliffs

WALK SUMMARY

Castle Tioram is a grim little place in a staggeringly beautiful location, on its islet in Loch Moidart. It was long the seat of the Macdonalds of Clanranald, and its history is romantic if not particularly elevated. 

The area's attraction to walkers is the approximately 6 km Silver Walk, an absolutely beautiful path which winds along below and sometimes across the shoreside cliffs, through gorgeous mixed woodland just above the rocky shore of the loch, towards the loch head near Ardmolich. Sections of the sheer hillside have been dynamited to make way for the path, and it has been built up above the loch elsewhere. 

If you walk this trail the whole way along the loch, you will face questions of how to get back to your car. If you want to make a circuit of it, you can turn to climb the hillside above the loch on a choice of old paths, reaching the rough and tarn-sprinkled hilltop before either: continuing straight ahead (south) to drop to the main road, then turning right to follow the road back to Castle Tioram (long route); or turning right (westwards) on the hilltop to drop down a valley which leads back to Tioram.

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information, see our Ardnamurchan Peninsula walk page.

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 Silver Walk: © Across Loch Moidart

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