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As we are nestled in the Scottish Highlands and right next to the West Highland Way, we have a wide and varied selection of running routes on our doorstep. Whether you enjoy running for fun, or are looking to train for competitions, the are routes that can provide for your needs. For those seeking a challenge, there are 4 Ultra-runs that take place annually on or near the West Highland Way – please see our Ultra-runs page for more information.

Kirsty Burnett running over Rannoch Moor

Kirsty running over Rannoch Moor, north of Tyndrum

Recommended runs

Kirsty, who owns By The Way with her husband Ranald is a keen runner and runs daily on the amazing running routes that either start or pass through Tyndrum. Check out ‘Kirsty’s recommended runs‘ page for details of all the best routes, including detailed Google maps of each run and nice pictures of the scenery you can see along the way.


Kirsty is a keen supporter of the Ultra-runs that take place in the Scottish Highlands and has completed the Devil O’ The Highlands race. The 3 main Ulta-runs (The Highland Fling, Devil O’ The Highlands and the West Highland Way Race) all either start, finish or pass through Tyndrum, so this is an ideal place to prepare if you plan on entering one these races. Please see Kirsty’s Ultra-run page for more information.

Running updates

I can’t believe we are nearly into May of 2017!!!!  So far this year I have only done one ultra run, which was the John Muir Way 50km.  I did not feel the best before the race and I didn’t think I would do that well.  My sister was over from South Africa and she is very supportive with my running.  The last time she was over, I was first lady in the Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra, so I wondered if she was going to be a good omen this time.  As it turned  out she was – my time was 4.46 which I was very pleased with.

This weekend (29th April) is the Highland Fling (already!!!).   By The Way once again hosted three training weekends, which were all very successful.  I am not doing the full race this year.  I have opted for a leg in the relay, just for a change.  I am doing the final leg (glory leg) from Bein Glas to Tyndrum, which is about 12 miles.  I have heard the weather is not going to be great, but you never know, we will see what the day brings.

The relay went well and the weather behaved for some of the time.

The Glen Lyon Ultra is next weekend (6th May) which I am doing.  It’s about 30 miles.  I know most of the route and I am really looking forward to it.  This run was amazing, especially the weather.  I just missed 3rd lady position, but the much younger girl was a far stronger runner (I have to make up some sort of excuse!!).  The hills were hard, but I marched up them listening to some good beats, which I find really helps.  Definitely want to do that one again.

I had entered the Devil o’ The Highlands which was last weekend, but due to an ongoing niggle I decided to pull out.  I probably could have done it, but I have the OCC (which is part of the UTMB series in Chamonix) coming up at the end of August, and felt that I did not want to do the Devil and then not be able to do OCC, due to my niggle becoming an injury!!!  I am very excited for the OCC and will  update here once I have completed it (all being well!!).






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By The Way Hostel and Campsite
Lower Station Road,
FK20 8RY
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Exploring the West Highlands

Tyndrum is an excellent base for you to explore all the activities and outdoor pursuits available in Scottish West Highlands - please check out the Activities section of our site for more info.

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