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Fort Augustus to Invermoriston (High Route)

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The high route from Fort Augustus to Invermoriston climbs above the trees, with some challenging gradients, after which you will be rewarded with some fantastic views. 
moderate
Distance 13 km
5:00 h
450 m
420 m
On leaving Fort Augustus diverge from the canal and begin your journey on the banks of Loch Ness. This section has some steep climbs and is mainly on good tracks. On a sunny day you will have excellent views of Loch Ness throughout so make sure you keep those eyes peeled for the monster - you might be lucky. Soon you will reach the charming village of Invermoriston.
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Author
Cara Macaulay
Updated: September 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
318 m
Lowest point
20 m
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Rest Stop

Views over Fort Augustus

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Fort Augustus (21 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 37898 09174
DD
57.144761, -4.680795
DMS
57°08'41.1"N 4°40'50.9"W
UTM
30V 398297 6334753
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Destination

Invermoriston

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

OS Grid
NH 37898 09174
DD
57.144761, -4.680795
DMS
57°08'41.1"N 4°40'50.9"W
UTM
30V 398297 6334753
w3w 
///marked.producing.tripods
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Rating

4.7
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Brigitte Mayer
June 28, 2019 · Community
Fabulous. If you are still Fine After the First walking days, do take the high Route, its well worth, you get rewarded with incredible Views. Here you are above the trees, all Alone with Birds and butterflies, admiring God‘s Creation.
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Friday, 28. June 2019, 14:32
Photo: Brigitte Mayer, Community
Friday, 28. June 2019, 14:32
Photo: Brigitte Mayer, Community
Rod Duncan
June 11, 2019 · Community
High route looking back to Fort Augustus
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Jeltje Gieles
May 14, 2019 · Community
Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 08:54
Photo: Jeltje Gieles, Community

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Friday, 28. June 2019, 14:32
Friday, 28. June 2019, 14:32
High route looking back to Fort Augustus
dinsdag 14 mei 2019 09:13:45
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
450 m
Descent
420 m

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