Follow the Affric Kintail Way

The Affric Kintail Way stretches from Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness to Morvich on Loch Duich. A challenging trail, recommended for experienced walkers and cyclists. This long-distance route is 44 miles long and passes through forest tracks, roads and some quite rough terrain, reaching an ascent of over 6000 feet. Because of its wild and remote landscapes, it’s important to be prepared. So bring a map, compass, torch, good footwear and appropriate clothing.

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Walk or Cycle the Affric Kintail Way

The trail is split into four sections, as detailed below.

Section One: Drumnadrochit to Cannich Village

Length: 22 km
Walk time: 6 hours

Section One of the trail begins in Drumnadrochit, home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, and takes you to Cannich Village at the southern end of Strathglass.

You’ll find full instructions on Section One of the Affric Kintai; Way on the trail website.

Section Two: Cannich Village to River Affric

Length: 20 km
Walk time: 6 hours

Section Two follows a forest track, taking you to a car park on the public road up Glen Affric.

You’ll find full instructions on Section Two of the Affric Kintail Way on the trail website.

 

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Stunning scenery

A remote and spectacular route that leaves you in awe of Scotland's beauty

Section Three: River Affric to Alltbeithe

Length: 14 km
Walk time: 5 hours

Section Three brings you through stunning scenery to the remote Alltbeithe in Glen Affric.

You’ll find full instructions on Section Three of the Affric Kintail Way on the trail website.

Section Four: Alltbeithe to Morvich

Length: 16 km
Walk time: 5 hours

Section Four brings you to the end of the route at Morvich in Kintail, on Loch Duich.

You’ll find full instructions on Section Four of the Affric Kintail Way on the trail website.

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Scotland’s Most Remote Youth Hostel

Passing through Alltbeithe, you have the option to stay at Glen Affric Youth Hostel, known as Scotland’s most remote youth hostel. This is a former stalking bothy and due to its unique location, you can only get there on foot or mountain bike. Only open during the summer months and advanced booking is required.

 Continue your travels

Combine this trail with the Great Glen Way and extend your journey to Inverness or Fort William.

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