Explore the Trail of the Seven Lochs

The Trail of the Seven Lochs (or TZL) is a circuit route spanning 50 miles in the South Loch Ness area. With magnificent views and a variety of terrains, suitable for walkers and horse riders. However, some areas of terrain are very challenging and not all are suitable for cyclists.

The route is waymarked, but nevertheless, the advice is to ensure you carry a map and compass and to know where you are at all times. Don’t rely on mobile phones for sat-nav, as mobile signal is very intermittent but mostly absent on the trail. Also, take a first aid kit with you, along with clothes for wet and cold, as the weather can change quickly in this area.

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The T7L Route

The Trail of the 7 Lochs is a circular walk, so there is no designated starting point. But a good place to start is at the Forestry Commission Exhibition Centre at Farigaig. Here, there are public toilets, parking spaces and places to eat and drink in nearby Foyers and Inverfarigaig. There is also a picnic area.

The trail is waymarked with distinctive T7L markers. At some points, the track is shared with the South Loch Ness Trail, which is waymarked with blue squirrel markers. So take care not to get confused between the two. Always double-check your route with a map and compass.

Full walking instructions are available here on the South Loch Ness Access website.

 

Things to do on the Trail

The South Loch Ness Access website offers further information on accommodation, activities and eating out around South Loch Ness.

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