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Glasgow to Dornie

Evening ladies and gents,

My self and fellow challenger James are travelling up from North Devon on the Wednesday. Most things are booked now but we need to get from Glasgow Central train station to Dornie on the Thursday and find somewhere to overnight close to the train station Wednesday night. Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated before we book something tomorrow night.

Many thanks,


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Hi is useful for journey planning, or just plain old Google can help with accommodation.

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There are direct coaches from Glasgow to Dornie with Citylink. Or if you have the whole day to spare, train to Inverness, train to Kyle and then bus or taxi from there. Or train to Fort Bill and coach form there.

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It’s scary how long the last leg of the journey can take in Scotland (something to do with mountains?).
Bus from Glasgow to Dornie takes 5hours - mostly wonderful scenery I guess?

I’m starting at Dornie too (on Saturday so will probably not catch up with you), but am doing a similar journey to the one I did to Shiel Bridge last year.

Train all the way to Inverness (cheap first class seat by booking early) overnight in Inverness (I used, but there are lots of others) then a two hour bus ride on Saturday morning. I should be walking before 11.00am and aim to get to the falls of Glomach for my first camp.

Might be worth checking out train to Inverness then bus to Dornie rather than bus all the way?

At least you can wander around on the train!

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Train from Glasgow to Fort William, Skye bus from here to Dornie.

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Forgot to add, hostel in fort William, a choice of three or B&B, Bus leaves at 12.20 for Skye.

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Hi Graham, I have exactly the same plan, but a day earlier. However, if you run into an exhausted Finn before the Falls on your way up, that's me.


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Looks like I'll be a day behind you all the way to Dunottar Castle. I'm going via Fort Augustus, over the Monadliath munroes to Newtonmore, then Glen Feshie to Braemar, over Lochnagar to tarfside then through the Fetteresso forest. I guess you're doing something a bit similar?

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Looks like I\'ll be a day behind you all the way to Dunottar Castle. I\'m going via Fort Augustus, over the Monadliath munroes to Newtonmore, then Glen Feshie to Braemar, over Lochnagar to tarfside then through the Fetteresso forest. I guess you\'re doing something a bit similar?
Graham, my route will hopefully take me via Aviemore to Glen Avon, Ballater, Fetteresso and Dunnottar Castle. I was determined to plan a route that didn't visit any of the places my previous (and first) Challenge in 2017.

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Have you looked at AirBnB in Glasgow Sam? I see there are a few rooms that might meet your criteria at a range of price points, like this one:
...and plenty more if you are willing to walk a bit and flip for who will be using their sleeping pad--- you are going to be doing a lot of that anyway!).

This is a first crossing for my husband and I and we hail from Canada so we don't have much in the way of advice to share. We have bought our tickets for the Citylink bus direct from Glasgow to Dornie since it suits our timing and keeps things simple, especially after an overnight flight and a stumble around Glasgow to find camp fuel and post office. Looks to be like there are other good options though. Perhaps we will see you at the Dornie Hotel or along the way.

Wishing you all happy healthy walking,

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Martha, you should be able to get fuel and supplies close to Buchanan Street bus station.
Adventure 1 are next to Queen St Station, Tiso and Mountain Warehouse[are on Buchanan St. / Gordon St

There is a post office very close to the bus station Post Office

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Thanks Brian

As I often have occasion to note, the Message Board always provides!

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Thanks for all the help. We have booked the 10am city link bus from Glasgow to Dornie arriving at 15:30 and some overnight accommodation in a cheap hotel the night before in Glasgow. We’re staying in the Dornie Hotel so hope to see some of you for a ale or two in the evening :smiley: