How to get to Camus House, Onich, by Fort William and Glencoe
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(All routes from the south converge at Crianlarich.)
Suggested directions from Edinburgh to Camus House.
From Edinburgh follow signs for Edinburgh Airport. From the Airport take the A8 West to Newbridge where you will come to a large roundabout. Take the fourth exit from the roundabout (ie more or less right) following signs for the M9 Stirling. Continue on M9 for about 30 miles until you pass Stirling on the right.
Suggested directions from Stirling to Camus House, Onich.
From Stirling take the A84 North to Doune then Callander. Remain on the A84 and drive along the side of the beautiful Loch Lubnaig, through bonnie Strathyre to Lochearnhead. At Lochearnhead continue on the A85 which will take you through Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart and on to Crianlarich.
See directions from Crianlarich below.
Traveling time from Edinburgh Airport to Onich is approximately 2.5 hours and from Stirling to Onich approximately 2 hours. (but longer if you stop for coffee at Tyndrum!)
Suggested directions from Glasgow to Camus House.
At Glasgow follow the signs for Loch Lomond and the North. This should take you on the M8 through Glasgow (it is busy but is Motorway all the way through) and it will take you towards Paisley and past Glasgow airport (so that is a good landmark and will give you a sign to follow if you are in any doubt - the airport is on the West side of Glasgow so, when you get there, you have passed the worst!) Continue on the M8 for about five miles past the airport until you see a sign for Erskine Bridge (M898). Take this road and go over the bridge. Once over, take the fork for Crianlarich and that is the A82. Follow the A82 all the way to Onich! This road goes West, along the Clyde Valley and through Dumbarton then North along the side of Loch Lomond and meets Crianlarich at the North end of the Loch. You will have to be careful at Tarbet, three quarters the way up Loch Lomond (about 30 miles North of the Erskine Bridge), where you take a right turn (but still follow the A82)
See directions from Crianlarich below.
The journey from Glasgow to Onich will take about 2 hours and is about 100 miles.
Directions from Crianlarich to Camus House.
At Crianlarich, take the A82 and continue for 5 miles until you reach Tyndrum. Half way through this small town you will see a centre on your right called the “Green Welly Stop” next to the petrol station. This is a great place to stop for a cup of coffee and a break. It has a good shop and lovely home cooking. Tyndrum is about 45 minutes from Camus House. Just beyond Tyndrum the road forks and you should take the A82 which goes to the right. This climbs to Bridge of Orchy (7 miles) and things begin to get really wonderful (as long as it’s not raining!) You will enter the bleak but beautiful Rannoch Moor and cross that (24 miles of nothing but scenery and not the place to run out of petrol!) before meeting the majestic mountains of Glencoe. This is a magical place and hopefully you will catch it on a dry day. Continue through Glencoe and you will come out at Glencoe Village. This almost merges with the village of Ballachulish. Just North of Ballachulish you will find a small roundabout and you should continue to follow the A82 towards Fort William. This will take you over the Ballachulish Bridge and Onich is about 2 miles from the bridge. Camus House is situated in an elevated position on the right hand side, just beyond the Onich Hotel on the left.
Suggested directions to Camus House from Inverness and all places North.
Camus House is located on the main A82 road which runs from Dumbarton in the South to Inverness in the North. From the North take the A82 South and follow signs for Fort William. Continue through Fort William, still on the A82, for about 10 miles and you will pass the Corran Ferry on the right hand side. Do not cross the ferry but continue on the A82. About a mile South of the ferry you will enter the village of Onich which is clearly signposted and made up of one line of houses on the A82! Look out for the Village Shop on your left hand side and Camus House is in an elevated position behind the Beech hedge and is the third house beyond the Village Shop, still on the left. Please do not go into “Camus Lodge” which is our neighbour’s house! If you go as far as the Onich Hotel you have gone too far!