Corrour railway station is one of the UK’s most remote and highest train stations, nestled in the heart of the Highlands near Loch Ossian at the edge of Rannoch Moor. It was constructed in the late 19th century by the West Highland Railway as a stop between Glasgow and Fort William. Though it was originally built as just a stopping off point, it garnered considerable passenger numbers during grouse season. Interestingly, there are no public roads linking the station to any of the nearby towns so disembarking passengers should arrange 4x4 transport or expect to walk on foot. The original station buildings are still intact and are used today as a restaurant and accommodation for passing walkers. Unsurprisingly, it’s an unstaffed station and there are no facilities for purchasing tickets, so passengers will either need to buy them online in advance, onboard the train with the conductor, or use their smartcard using the station’s validator. There is also a waiting room, bench seating, and a rack for locking up bicycles. Today, the station, its two platforms, and the trains that pass through are managed and operated by Abellio ScotRail. There are several irregular daily direct trains to Glasgow Queen Street in 2 hours 59 minutes and Fort William in 47 minutes.
When you step off the train at Corrour, you couldn’t be nearer to nature. There are no other buildings that surround those at the station, just the stark moorland scenery. Here, you can lace up your boots to go hiking up one of the nearby mountains or go to the Corrour Shooting Lodge for a day of grouse shooting in season.