Discover one of Europe’s oldest surviving wildernesses, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation
A vast, sprawling peaty, lonely plateau with lochs and boggy moorland, renowned as one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe, Rannoch Moor provides an unforgettable highlight for many of our guests at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites. This sprawling stretch of rambling lush hills, open waters and rocky pathways boasts some of the most impressive views anywhere in the Highlands. Rannoch Moor is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation. Much of the western part of the moor lies within the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area.
One of the best ways to experience this vast area of wide, open landscapes, littered with snow-topped mountains, lochs and free-flowing rivers, is to take the famous West Highland Railway from Rannoch station.
Whether or not you’re planning a trip, Rannoch Station is well worth a visit and provides a charming respite from your walk through the wilderness.
Rannoch Station itself is a lonely outpost, which despite being over a century old, is a well preserved fully operational station with a handful of trains daily. The Tea Room and Shop (open from March to October) will welcome you with a tasty homemade menu, and can stock up on some fantastic