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Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (Low Route)

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  • Thomas Telford bridge built in 1831 over the Moriston River at Invermoriston
    / Thomas Telford bridge built in 1831 over the Moriston River at Invermoriston
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Leaving 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 23.9 km
7:30 h
559 m
573 m

From Invermoriston you can choose between low and high route options - the low route, mapped here, hugs the shores of Loch Ness before ascending to give 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. 

Alternatively, the more challenging, but firm favorite among our guests, is the high route (also found in this trip list)—a little extra ascent and rugged terrain is rewarded by some of the best views of the glen! 

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Catherine Allan 
Updated: October 30, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
297 m
Lowest point
29 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Invermoriston (50 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 41958 16842
DD
57.214982, -4.618637
DMS
57°12'53.9"N 4°37'07.1"W
UTM
30V 402244 6342478
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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 41958 16842
DD
57.214982, -4.618637
DMS
57°12'53.9"N 4°37'07.1"W
UTM
30V 402244 6342478
w3w 
///disputes.intruders.sang
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23.9 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
559 m
Descent
573 m

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