Loch Ossian Youth Hostel
Loch Ossian Youth Hostel sits on the southern shore of Loch Ossian in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. With no road access, this traditional but homely eco-hostel makes a perfect base for hillwalkers looking to explore the area. It has plenty of low and high level walking to choose from, including a variety of Munros and Corbetts. Popular with cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers, groups and families, it’s a great venue for a celebration or a peaceful break.
All accommodation is multi-share, but groups and families can book a dorm room for exclusive use. Loch Ossian has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, with fridge, and a small shop with ‘Beyond the Beaten Track’ ready meals, a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries. Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire – perfect after a day on the hills. In extreme weather the hostel normally remains open during the day.
Thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power to complement the existing micro generated solar power supply, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel now has hot showers. There’s also electric panel heating throughout and all bed linen is provided, so no need for sleep sheets or sleeping bags. Other green initiatives include composting toilets, a reed bed grey water drainage system and even bat-friendly paint!
Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or foot. Corrour railway station (Glasgow to Fort William line) is the highest mainline railway station in the UK and the youth hostel is a short, approximately 20 minute walk from the station along a well-made track.