Discover The South Loch Ness Trail

Meet the wild, unspoilt and uninterrupted side of Loch Ness. This trail forms part of the circular route around Loch Ness, the Loch Ness 360° Trail, connecting to the Great Glen Way. The South Loch Ness Trail meanders its way along the south side of Loch Ness on a mixture of minor roads, forest tracks and purpose-built trail. The 58 km trail starts in Fort Augustus and passes through Whitebridge, The Falls of Foyers, Inverfarigaig, Dores and eventually Torbreck near Inverness.

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South Loch Ness Trail Route

Walk, mountain bike, run or ride on this beautiful trail

Walk or Cycle the South Loch Ness Trail

Walk, mountain bike, run or ride on this beautiful trail and take in the many points of interest. Including Suidhe Viewpoint and the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus. It has what every long-distance trail should have – spectacular views, historical interest, peace and quiet and places along the route to stop, rest and relax. The route is split into three sections. You can set yourself the challenge of walking the entire trail over three days. Or, you can choose any section, for shorter hiking trails in Scotland. You can also cycle it on mountain bike. The choice is yours!

Section One: Fort Augustus to Foyers

Length: 25 km
Walk time: 6 hours

Section One of the trail begins at Fort Augustus and takes you to Foyers, through moorland, forest and open spaces.

You’ll find full instructions on how to walk from Fort Augustus to Foyers on the WalkHighlands website.

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Foyers to Dores

Spectacular views to behold

Section Two: Foyers to Dores

Length: 22 km
Walk time: 6 hours

Section Two continues on to Dores, and takes in spectacular views from the Fair Haired Lad’s Pass.

You’ll find full instructions on how to walk from Foyers to Dores on the WalkHighlands website.

Section Three: Dores to Torbreck

Length: 17 km
Walk time: 4 hours

Section Three is the final stage, taking you back to Torbreck, with the option to continue on to Inverness.

You’ll find full instructions on how to walk from Dores to Torbreck on the WalkHighlands website.

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Keep on exploring

The South Loch Ness Trail connects up with the Great Glen Way

The journey continues …

The South Loch Ness Trail connects up with the Great Glen Way at Inverness and Fort Augustus, creating a loop around the whole of Loch Ness. This longer route is called the Loch Ness 360° Trail. An epic journey, which takes around 6 days to complete or 3 days to cycle.

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