The Moor of Rannoch Restaurant & Rooms is situated in the remote settlement of Rannoch Station right in the middle of Rannoch Moor. Surrounded by 130km² of uninhabited moor and peat bogs the journey here is an adventure in its own right. Whether you travel by train, road, bike or foot you will experience some of Scotland’s finest landscapes.
Moor of Rannoch Restaurant & Rooms
Phone: +44 (0)1882 633 238
Grid Reference: NN 423 577
Latitude: 56.685038 Longitude: -4.5762482
*** Do NOT believe Google Maps ***
There is no direct road to Rannoch Station from:
Glencoe, Fort William, Bridge of Orchy or THE WEST
The only road to Rannoch Station in the B846 which winds its way 40 miles (65 kilometres) from the main A9 road near Pitlochry. It is also possible to join this road from the A9 at Calvine or from the direction of Aberfeldy.
The journey time from Pitlochry is around 1 hour 15 minutes depending on traffic, the road may be busier than you think! So why not break up the journey with stops at the magnificent Queens View and a visit to our nearest village Kinloch Rannoch
PETROL – PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH FUEL FOR A RETURN JOURNEY
The nearest available petrol stations are in Pitlochry, Aberfeldy or Blair Atholl
By Caledonian Sleeper
That’s right, Rannoch has a direct rail link with London and bookings can be made 12 months in advance.
The Caledonian Sleeper service departs London Euston and stops in Rannoch on it’s way to Fort William. Guests can board in London and relax in the lounge car before retiring to the comfort of their cabin for a good nights sleep. Arrival into Rannoch is at 08:43am where it is a short stroll across the station car park to the Moor of Rannoch, just in time for breakfast.
Departure from Rannoch for the Caledonian Sleeper is 09:06pm (08:15pm on Sundays) meaning there is plenty of time to enjoy dinner in our restaurant on your final evening before boarding the train as it passes on it’s way back South.
We are excited about the arrival of the NEW Caledonian Sleeper Trains that were introduced in October 2019. Scott & Steph are big fans of the new berths and lounge car having tried them in November. If you have not been on the sleeper before or have not for a few years, have a look at Caledonian Sleeper to see what to expect.
If travelling on the sleeper please inform us if you would like breakfast on arrival.
If departing on the sleeper please inform us if you would like dinner before you depart.
The Caledonian Sleeper does not operate on Saturday nights.
The Moor of Rannoch was originally constructed as accommodation for the engineers who built the West Highland Railway Line in 1890. Sections of the railway had to be floated across the vast peat bogs that form Rannoch Moor. The railway line therefore crosses parts of the moor that are virtually inaccessible by any other means. The journey is regularly voted as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world!
Scotrail operates a regular rail service between Glasgow Queen Street & Fort William/Mallaig. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or onboard the train.
There are no ticket printing machines at Rannoch Station.
The train from Glasgow Queen Street splits into two sections at Crianlarich. Make sure you are in the Fort William/Mallaig section. The other section of the train travels to Oban!!!
By Foot, Bicycle, Canoe, Space Hopper…
The wilderness of Rannoch Moor is an adventurer’s paradise, the possibilities to explore are literally endless. However the elements can change suddenly and the terrain can be unforgiving. We have seen snow in June before!
Preparation is key to any adventure into this remote wilderness, what is described as a simple walk in one guide book could be a serious undertaking in winter conditions. You can often go for hours without seeing another soul. Ensure that you have the skills, clothing and equipment for the activity planned and be prepared to change your plans based on the conditions.
We are always happy to provide advice and would encourage you to leave details of your planned route and expected arrival time.
Mobile phone coverage is very limited/non-existent in this area.
Routes marked on maps/guide books do not always mean that there are recognisable tracks on the ground.
The weather can change very suddenly to extremes in this area.
Walking on Railway Tracks is illegal.