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Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (High Route)

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For the most spectacular views over Loch Ness follow the high route of the Great Glen Way to reach Drumnadrochit village.  
moderate
Distance 22 km
7:30 h
579 m
597 m
Leave Invermoriston on a steeply ascending path until you are high above Loch Ness.  The path descends before rising again to it's highest point, then drops for approximately 5 miles towards Grotaig.  After this point you will follow minor roads into Drumnadrochit for the final 3 miles with a pavement on the last stretch of busier road. A great day's walk ends in Drumnadrochit, famous for its proximity to Urquhart Castle and the popular Loch Ness Monster Experience. You should have enough time to explore at least one of these attractions.
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Cara Macaulay
Update: February 20, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
29 m
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Rest Stop

Loch Ness Clay Works Pottery and Cafe

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Invermoriston (54 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 42019 16860
DD
57.215163, -4.617639
DMS
57°12'54.6"N 4°37'03.5"W
UTM
30V 402304 6342496
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Destination

Drumnadrochit

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 42019 16860
DD
57.215163, -4.617639
DMS
57°12'54.6"N 4°37'03.5"W
UTM
30V 402304 6342496
w3w 
///croutons.belly.quarrel
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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Sarah Capewelll
September 27, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
579 m
Descent
597 m

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