Station Lodge Backpackers Hostel, Tulloch, Scotland

Station Lodge Hostel is the perfect place to stay if you are planning an outdoor activity holiday in the Scottish Highlands. There are plenty of opportunities nearby to enjoy all kinds of outdoor pursuits from mountaineering to mountain biking, and from canoeing to ski-ing.

We welcome people from all walks of life, young and not so young, who come to the Highlands to enjoy the outdoors. Our rooms are very spacious and good drying facilities are available.

Rannoch Moor, Highlands of Scotland
The dramatic Landscape of nearby Rannoch Moor offers the chance for many outdoor pursuits

As well being in an ideal location for sporting activities, Station Lodge is well situated for visiting the many popular attractions in this part of the Scottish Highlands. We are less than half an hour's drive from Loch Ness, 35 minutes from Bonnie Prince Charlie's famous monument at Glenfinnan and the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct, and only an hour from the beautiful Silver Sands of Morar, some of the best beaches in Scotland. Close by is the famous Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, dedicated to the Commandos, who trained at nearby Achnacharry during World War II.

Hillwalking | Fishing | Skiing | Mountain biking | Horse riding | Stalking | Canoeing


This area of Scotland is well known as a mecca for climbers and walkers and Station Lodge hostel is the perfect base from which to explore the area. The hostel is well placed to give easy access to many of Scotland's most famous mountains, including many Munroes and Corbetts. There are also many low level forest and open ground walks available within easy reach of the hostel.

The following Munros can be reached on foot from Station Lodge hostel:

West Side of Loch Treig:
Stob a Choire Mheadhoin
Stob Coire Easain

East side of Loch Treig:
Stob Coire Sgriodain
Chno Dearg
Beinn na Lap

North of Tulloch:
Beinn Teallach
Beinn a Chaorainn

Both Ben Nevis and Creag Meagaidh are tackled by winter ice climbers when staying at Station Lodge, when conditions permit.

mountaineering in Scotland.  Station Lodge Hostel is close to a large number of munros and corbetts

The following Munros are all within a few miles of Station Lodge, accessible either by car or cycle:

East of Station Lodge:
Beinn a Chlachair
Geal Charn
Creag Pitridh

North East:
The Creag Meagaidh complex

hillwalking in the Highlands


The hostel offers a great base for anyone wishing to fish any of the wonderful lochs and rivers in the area. There are two freshwater lochs within easy each of the hostel: Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig.

Loch Lochy has fishing for Rainbow, Brown Trout and Pike which is free of charge for bank fishing! Fishing boats can be hired for up to three people per boat. Contact Mr D Stevenson onTel No: 01397 712 440. The trout season runs from mid March to early October.

Loch Arkaig contains stocks of Brown Trout and Pike. The Loch is bank fishing only and a permit is required at £4 per day. A permit is also available at £4.00 per day for fishing on the river Arkaig to the back of the castle.

Torlundy farm has three small stocked lochans for rainbow trout fishing. Telephone no: 01397 703 015

Nearby rivers include the Spean, Lochy and Roy. All require a permit to fish.

It should not be forgotten that the sea is only twenty miles away, giving the opportunity for some saltwater sport. Indeed some impressive hauls of mackerel can be caught at nearby Corpach pier, located at the end of the Caledonian Canal, and only a ten minute drive from the centre of Fort William.

fly fishing from a boat on Loch Arkaig, Highlands


fly fishing on one of the scottish lochs


There are three centres within reach, Nevis Range, just outside Fort William, CairnGorm and Glencoe. All offer ski-ing and snowboarding from December to late April, sometimes later depending on snow conditions. Whether you are interested in ski-ing or snowboarding, there are runs to suit all tastes and levels of abilities.

In the summer once the snow has gone, all centres also run their lifts for sightseeing including the newly completed funicular railway at CairnGorm. Nevis Range on Aonach Mor just outside of Fort William is of course the closest, being a drive of only fifteen minutes away.

ski-ing and snowboarding in Scotland

Mountain Biking

There are various trails available in nearby Lenachan Forest for the mountain biker. There is also a downhill mountain biking course at Nevis Range ski resort. During the summer months this allows the thrill of downhill riding without the strain on the legs as lift access for both rider and bike is available on the gondola. There are also various quiet single track roads nearby for the touring cyclist to explore.

Bike hire is available locally from Neil Parrish, Tel: 01397 712404 and from Nevis Cycles in Inverlochy, Fort William.

this part of the Scottish Highlands is an excellent mountain biking area


During the stalking season there are a number of nearby estates where stalking can be arranged. Try the following.

The British Aluminium Company also have extensive ground to stalk. Contact them on: 01397 702 433

red deer stag  shooting and stalking available


There are some excellent rivers in this part of Scotland suitable for canoeing.

The nearby River Spean and the River Roy are both classic Scottish rivers, both rated Grade 3/4 but are very dependent on water levels.

The Grade 4 Spean Gorge descent down to the River Lochy starts from Station Lodge and is an undertaking for experienced canoeists only.

    canoeing available on the River Spean - there are some excellent runs in the area

Pony trekking and horse riding is available for all abilities at Newtonmore:

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horse trekking from Icelandic Horses

Station Lodge
Roy Bridge
PH31 4AR

Tel: 01397 732333

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