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Loch Laide to Drumnadrochit

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From Loch Laide descend along forestry paths to the shores of Loch Ness and follow the road into Drumnadrochit.  
Distance 10.8 km
46:53 h
116 m
362 m

Transfer information: If you are walking the trail over seven days or longer then we have arranged a morning transfer from Drumnadrochit to Loch Laide (you will walk this section in reverse from Loch Laide to Drumnadrochit) with Loch Ness Travel as detailed on your accommodation sheet.  You will be transferred back to Loch Laide the following morning to continue your walk to Inverness.

 

After being dropped off at Loch Laide (near Abriachan Forest Trust Walks) you descend steadily through woodland and forestry to follow the shores of Loch Ness.  The path then joins the busy A82 (on the pavement) and you endure a 1.5 mile stretch along the roadside before reaching Drumnadrochit.  

   

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Catherine Allan 
Update: August 15, 2019
Highest point
382 m
Lowest point
25 m

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

WSSGGW3

WSSGGWS

 

Start

Loch Laide (277 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 54138 35665
DD
57.387962, -4.428280
DMS
57°23'16.7"N 4°25'41.8"W
UTM
30V 414143 6361474
w3w 
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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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NH 54138 35665
DD
57.387962, -4.428280
DMS
57°23'16.7"N 4°25'41.8"W
UTM
30V 414143 6361474
w3w 
///aquatics.splinters.bloom
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
(2)
Brigitte Mayer
June 30, 2019 · Community
We appeciate that mac Adventure proposes to Go back from Loch Laide to Drum - loveley walk, at the Ende with stunning views over Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle - we Country 13 km to town Center
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Sunday, 30. June 2019, 15:12
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Sunday, 30. June 2019, 15:13
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Sunday, 30. June 2019, 15:13
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Sarah Capewelll
September 28, 2018 · Community
Lovely woodland walk
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Overlooking urquart castle
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Distance
10.8 km
Duration
46:53 h
Ascent
116 m
Descent
362 m

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