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Laggan to Fort Augustus

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  • Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal
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Follow the Caledonian Canal from South Laggan to Fort Augustus via Loch Oich and Kytra Lock.
easy
Distance 17.3 km
5:00 h
31 m
43 m

Your day starts at Laggan Bridge; the highpoint of the Caledonian Canal at 106ft above sea level. Begin by following the eastern shore of Loch Oich, one of Scotland’s most beautiful and pristine natural woodlands, which is teeming with bird and wildlife. At the end of Loch Oich at Oich Bridge follow the canal for a few miles until you reach Fort Augustus. This is a lovely section of canal, look out for Kytra Lock, as it is one of the highlights of the walk.

Fort Augustus is a busy little town centred on a series of locks that are always a hive of activity. This is a great spot to spend a relaxed afternoon or evening.

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Author
Cara Macaulay
Update: May 24, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
63 m
Lowest point
21 m

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Laggan Locks (32 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 28621 96297
DD
57.025860, -4.825118
DMS
57°01'33.1"N 4°49'30.4"W
UTM
30V 389212 6321745
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Destination

Fort Augustus

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the map and guidebook provided. We are 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
NN 28621 96297
DD
57.025860, -4.825118
DMS
57°01'33.1"N 4°49'30.4"W
UTM
30V 389212 6321745
w3w 
///rewarding.stores.novels
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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Rating

4.5
(4)
Winfried Laane
July 27, 2019 · Community
Easy long walk along canal. Bit monotonous
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zaterdag 27 juli 2019 15:08:19
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Brigitte Mayer
June 27, 2019 · Community
Impressive, stunning, gorgeous-Love this Part of the ggw
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Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:45
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Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:45
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Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:46
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Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:46
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Jeltje Gieles
May 12, 2019 · Community
Sunday, 12 May 2019, 20:20
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Sunday, 12 May 2019, 20:21
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vrijdag 26 juli 2019 17:26:27
Thursday, 27. June 2019, 21:45
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
31 m
Descent
43 m

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