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The Great Glen Way Fort Augustus

If you are walking the Great Glen Way and you have sent your baggage ahead.
Please let your accommodation providers know in advance, so they can make arrangements to receive it.

Day 1 - Fort William - Gairlochy
Day 2 - Gairlochy - Laggan Locks
Day 3 - Laggan Locks - Fort Augustus
Day 4 - Fort Augustus - Invermoriston or Alltsigh
Day 5 - Invermoriston or Alltsigh - Drumnadrochit
Day 6 - Drumnadrochit - Abriachan or Inverness
Day 7 - Abriachan - Inverness

Distance From Abbey Cottage 96 Yards / 87 Metres

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The Corrieyairack Pass Fort Augustus

Distance From Abbey Cottage 1.3 miles / 2.0 KM

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Google Map for Canal Walk to Kytra Locks Fort Augustus

Canal Walk to Kytra Locks Fort Augustus 1

Note this walk on Google directions is given as 1 way.
4.5 Miles along the Caledonian Canal to Kytra Locks, a great place for a picnic.
Fantastic scenery along the route, with the canal on your left and the river Oich on your right.
This is a popular walk for locals.
Including Return:
14 km / 8 3/4 miles minimum 2 hour 52 minutes

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Google Map for Torr Dhuin (2) Fort Augustus

Torr Dhuin Walk 2

A tranquil and secluded area named after Torr Dhuin, one of several Iron Age forts or duns along the Great Glen. In prehistoric times it probably defended this important route through the mountains. Today the river banks are only disturbed by ducks, water birds and the occasional paddler splashing by. You,ll enjoy quiet trails through the woods and commanding views from the fort.

Walk 3km / 2 miles minimum 40 Minutes
Car Park 3.1 miles 9 minutes by car 1 hour walking

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River Walk Yellow Walk 2

Way marked from both forestry car parks this riverside walk takes you along the bank of the pretty River Oich and returning along the forest road. See if you can spot a red squirrel among the Scots Pine trees.
Moderate - River path and flat forest roads
Walk 6km / 4 miles minimum 1 hour 10 minutes
Car Park 1.4 miles 4 minutes by car 24 minutes walking or Car Park 3.1 miles 9 minutes by car

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Google Map for Nursery Trail (Green Route) Fort Augustus

Nursery Trail Circuit Green Route 2

From the river Oich walks car park follow the trail through the pine woods. Part of the forest was once used as a tree nursery.
Walk 3km / 2 miles minimum 31 minutes
Car Park 1.4 miles 4 minutes by car 24 minutes walking
Easy - Mostly flat forest roads - suitable for cycling

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Google Map for Pine Tree Circuit Red Trail (2) Fort Augustus

Pine Tree Circuit Red Trail 2

Walk 3km / 2 miles Minimum 40 Minutes
Car Park 3.1 miles 9 minutes by car 1 hour walking

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Google Map for Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Walk

Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness Walk 3

Park at the village car park. The Caledonian Canal offers a lovely walk down to the loch shore. Return to the locks and follow the south tow path along the canal, passing the edge of the golf course returning via Market Hill through the holiday park along the A82 to the car park.
6km / 4 miles minimum 1 hour 9 minutes
Easy - Canal towpath and footpaths

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Google Map for Killchuimen Burial Ground Fort Augustus Walk

Killchuimen Burial Ground Fort Augustus Walk 4

Take the long route up Glendoe Bank and return along the A82 back in to Fort Augustus centre.
Through some most beautiful scenery.

5km / 3 1/4 miles minimum 1 hour 4 minutes

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Allt na Criche Walk 5

This way marked (white) forest walk starts from the Allt na Criche car park and climbs steeply up the side of the Allt na Criche burn. The lower part of this circular route is along the Great Glen Way. You will be rewarded by magnificent views over Loch Ness giving a real feeling of the scale of the glen. Looking down onto the Loch Ness.
Moderate – Forest road and tracks.


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Google Map for Allt na Criche Walk

Fort Augustus Allt na Criche Walk Return

Parking at Fort Augustus Village Hall.
Follow the Great Glen Way Signs to Allt na Criche.
At Allt na Criche you can then climb steeply up the side of the Allt na Criche burn. You will be rewarded by magnificent views over Loch Ness giving a real feeling of the scale of the glen. Looking down onto the Loch Ness.
Moderate – Forest road and tracks.
Including Return
Walk 6km / 4 miles minimum 1 hour 12 minutes
Car Park 1/2 mile 1 minute by car 9 minutes walking

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Google Map for Allt na Criche through the Inchnacardoch Forest to Jenkins Park Walk  Fort Augustus

Allt na Criche through the Inchnacardoch Forest to Jenkins Park Walk Fort Augustus 6

Park at Allt na Criche and ascend along the forest roads. It is strenuous but well worth the effort as the views are exceptional. Descend on the old military road or forest road back to Jenkins Park.
Walk 11km / 7 miles minimum 2 hours 29 minutes
Car Park 1/2 mile 1 minute by car 9 minutes walking

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Jenkins Park Forest Circular Walk Fort Augustus 6

Park at the village hall car park. From Jenkins Park follow signs for Wade’s road and climb up the old military road. This road was built in 1755 by Major Caulfield, General Wade’s successor, and forms part of the route between Fort Augustus and Bernera Barracks at Glenelg. The views are tremendous. Return on Forestry road to Jenkins Park.
Walk 8km / 5 miles minimum 1 hour 43 minutes
Car Park 1/2 mile 1 minute by car 9 minutes walking

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Google Map for Fort Augustus Abbey Loop Core Path IN16.17

Fort Augustus Abbey Loop Core Path IN16 17

This path is around private land of the Highland Club, formerly The Benedictine Abbey, and is not signposted.
The path runs along the canal towpath from Fort Augustus swing bridge, to the Boathouse Restaurant. From there keep to the path nearest Loch Ness.
Please keep to the paths at all time and respect the residents privacy.
Allow 25 Minutes - 1.1 Mile

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Google Map for Great Glen Way Fort Augustus - Invermoriston

Great Glen Way Fort Augustus Invermoriston

The Great Glen Way runs from Fort William on the West coast, to Inverness on the East coast.

12km / 7 1/2 miles minimum 2 hours 37 minutes

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Paths Around Fort Augustus

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