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Drumnadrochit to Inverness

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The final section of the Great Glen Way from Drumnadrochit to Inverness, culminating at Inverness Castle. 

moderate
30.6 km
8:14 h
401 m
430 m

(Please note if you have seven or more walking days, you will be following the alternative option, which splits the Drumnadrochit to Loch Laide walk into two sections.)

From Drumnadrochit you endure a 1.5 mile section on the busy A82 (on the pavement) before climbing steadily on the path through woodland and forestry. Eventually the climbing comes to an end and you wave goodbye to Loch Ness.

From Loch Laide you follow a minor road for a few miles before braching 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. If you have walked all the way from Drumnadrochit you will be very pleased to reach the end of the day's walk!

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Author
Cara Macaulay
Updated: February 24, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
382 m
Lowest point
6 m

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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WSSGGW1

WSSGGW2

 

Start

Drumnadrochit (36 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
57.337316, -4.479654
UTM
30V 410933 6355903
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Destination

Inverness Castle

Turn-by-turn directions

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

Geographic
57.337316, -4.479654
UTM
30V 410933 6355903
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
30.6 km
Duration
8:14h
Ascent
401 m
Descent
430 m

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