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Transfer to Invermoriston and walk to Drumnadrochit (high route)

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After a short transfer (15 min) to the village of Invermoriston on the banks of Loch Ness you’re presented with a choice of hikes—a high and low variation.
moderate
Distance 22 km
8:00 h
583 m
597 m
423 m
29 m

The high route is more challenging than the low route, but is a firm favorite among our guests. A little extra ascent and rugged terrain is rewarded by some of the best views of the glen! The routes join again and you’ll ascend to be greeted by stunning views over the 13-16th century ruins of Urqhuart Castle that was once a stronghold of Robert the Bruce. Descend into Drumnadrochit village, the hub for all things Loch Ness. 

Please see your personalised accommodation sheet for your morning transfer details. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
29 m
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Start

Invermoriston (50 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 41959 16839
DD
57.214959, -4.618617
DMS
57°12'53.9"N 4°37'07.0"W
UTM
30V 402245 6342475
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Destination

Drumnadrochit

Turn-by-turn directions

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NH 41959 16839
DD
57.214959, -4.618617
DMS
57°12'53.9"N 4°37'07.0"W
UTM
30V 402245 6342475
w3w 
///constants.redeemed.teardrop
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
583 m
Descent
597 m
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
29 m

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