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Loch Laide to Inverness

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  • Inverness Castle
    Inverness Castle
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The final stretch of the Great Glen Way culminating at Inverness Castle.  
moderate
Distance 19.9 km
5:00 h
79 m
336 m
341 m
6 m

Transfer information: If you are walking the trail over seven days or longer then we have arranged a morning transfer from Drumnadrochit to Loch Laide with Loch Ness Travel as detailed on your accommodation sheet.  

From Loch Laide you follow a minor road for a few miles before branching off through the forest at Blackfold.  From Blackfold the descent towards Inverness and the Moray Firth begins. Rejoin the Caledonian Canal 1 mile before the end of the Great Glen Way. The way turns right follows the River Ness into the centre of Inverness and Inverness Castle, which marks the end of your wonderful journey across Scotland. 

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Macs Adventure
Update: July 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
6 m

Track types

Path 22.44%Road 21.44%Unknown 53.55%
Path
4.5 km
Road
4.3 km
Unknown
10.6 km
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WSSGGW3

WSSGGES

WSSGGWS

Start

Loch Laide (277 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 54145 35671
DD
57.388016, -4.428168
DMS
57°23'16.9"N 4°25'41.4"W
UTM
30V 414150 6361480
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Destination

Inverness Castle

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We 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
NH 54145 35671
DD
57.388016, -4.428168
DMS
57°23'16.9"N 4°25'41.4"W
UTM
30V 414150 6361480
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
79 m
Descent
336 m
Highest point
341 m
Lowest point
6 m

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