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Laggan to Fort Augustus

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  • Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal
    Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal
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Follow the Caledonian Canal from South Laggan to Fort Augustus via Loch Oich and Kytra Lock.
moderate
Distance 17.3 km
5:00 h
31 m
43 m
63 m
21 m

Your day starts at Laggan Bridge; the highpoint of the Caledonian Canal at 106ft above sea level. Begin by following the eastern shore of Loch Oich, one of Scotland’s most beautiful and pristine natural woodlands, which is teeming with bird and wildlife. At the end of Loch Oich at Oich Bridge follow the canal for a few miles until you reach Fort Augustus. This is a lovely section of canal, look out for Kytra Lock, as it is one of the highlights of the walk.

Fort Augustus is a busy little town centred on a series of locks that are always a hive of activity. This is a great spot to spend a relaxed afternoon or evening.

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Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Experience
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Highest point
63 m
Lowest point
21 m

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Start

Laggan Locks (32 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 28621 96297
DD
57.025860, -4.825118
DMS
57°01'33.1"N 4°49'30.4"W
UTM
30V 389212 6321745
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Destination

Fort Augustus

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the map and guidebook provided. We are have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 28621 96297
DD
57.025860, -4.825118
DMS
57°01'33.1"N 4°49'30.4"W
UTM
30V 389212 6321745
w3w 
///rewarding.stores.novels
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4.5
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Winfried Laane
July 27, 2019 · Community
Easy long walk along canal. Bit monotonous
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zaterdag 27 juli 2019 15:08:19
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Brigitte Mayer
June 27, 2019 · Community
Impressive, stunning, gorgeous-Love this Part of the ggw
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Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:45
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Jeltje Gieles
May 12, 2019 · Community
Sunday, 12 May 2019, 20:20
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
31 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
63 m
Lowest point
21 m

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