The South Loch Ness Trail User Notes
SLNT Trail User Notes 10/09/18
On this page we will share with users of the South Loch Ness Trail notes about the different sections of the trail of which users should be aware of:
- There is a short section of trail, beyond the village of Dores on the B852, which is not off-road. Walkers should exercise particular caution here and always ensure they walk on the right-hand side of the roadside
- The Forestry Commission are logging in the area at the foot of the Fair Haired Lads Pass (278546). The work is expected to continue for 12 months. Diversion signs are in place but please be aware that the diversion does take all users of the trail down on to the B852 for approximately 2 miles, so again we urge that suitable caution be exercised here.
- The section of trail between Inverfarigaig and Foyers is not suitable for cyclists or horse riders. The alternate route is via Glen Lia (Gleann Liath). However, this alternate is also presently closed due to logging by the Forestry Commission. There are no alternative routes for cyclists other than to continue from Inverfarigaig to Foyers along the B852.
- At the top of the ‘Corkscrew’ at Inverfarigaig, be aware that there are a few fields with cattle which are sometimes not contained and on the trail route.
- Although the South Loch Ness Trail was recently completed between Fort Augustus and Loch Tarff, the present information signage still indicates it stopping at Loch Tarff. This will be updated over the winter months.
- Also to be produced over the coming months will be an updated South Loch Ness Trail map, extended to include the Great Glen Way on the north side of Loch Ness and badged the LochNess360°.
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In the meantime for maps, the existing South Loch Ness Trail map is still available. To purchase a waterproof hardcopy map, price £5.95, please contact Sabine on 01463 219219 or Email her Here. Alternatively, also available is the South Loch Ness Access Group map which illustrates a number of trails in the area, including South Loch Ness Trail route. This map is available for from most accommodation providers on the south side of Loch Ness or alternatively from Sabine.
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