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Walk Loch Ness



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Walk Loch Ness

Before looking anywhere else you should read this page in conjunction with our dynamic maps which show walks in Loch Ness and Inverness area, as well as many other types of visitor activities. Find the walk or ride you want then click to print it off to take with you, it's that easy. See printable walking routes here... There are many marked walks in the Loch Ness area from gentle strolls which can be done in an hour to long, more demanding hikes and hill walks. Free Maps and information are available from tourist information centres and can also be found on various websites, including this one. Please check out our dynamic map which shows start points for walking around Loch Ness.

South Loch Ness Trail

Officially opened in 2011 the South Loch Ness trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores. it is a demanding route but with many opportunities for walking short stretches and circular walks from various points along the route. for More information and downloadable maps of the trail please see the South Loch Ness Trail pages. 

Local tour companies also offer guided walks which can include hill walks & munros, or indeed can tailor excursions to your interest and abilities. Accessibility is also addressed in the area: A great example of this is Abriachan Forest Trust who have built wooden pathways through part of their forest, including to their bird hide overlooking a small loch, which are wheelchair and buggy friendly.

A number of short and long guided walks in the Loch Ness area are offered throughout the year, led by Highland Council Rangers. To book a place or for further information please contact the ranger service on: +44(0)1320 366633. The Great Glen Way rangers also offer a range of walks. Many of these walks are listed in the Events section of this website. You can also explore the newly opened 50 mile loop called the Trail of the Seven Lochs on the South side of Loch Ness. However you choose to use your feet, you won?t be disappointed with the scenery and wildlife on offer.

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