The South Loch Ness Trail User Notes

Trail User Notes 11/02/19

  1. Between Torbreck woods and Dores a low level alternative to walking up on to Drumashie Moor can be taken by following the cycle route at the side of the B862 to Scaniport. Turn left here and follow a minor road which joins the route of the trail again at Darris.
  2. 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 road side
  3. Coming down from the Fair Haired Lads Pass the SLNT marker is missing at the first junction you come to – take a right here. At the next junction the marker is damaged, but still visible, please also turn right here.
  4. 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 is no alternative routes for cyclists other than to continue from Inverfarigaig to Foyers along the B852
  5. At a number of places along the route of the trail it passes across land which is part of a farm/ working estate. Please exercise caution here and keep dogs on a leash at all times when livestock are in the vicinity. There have been a number of incidents recently when this has not been adhered to resulting in stress to the animals.
  6. Between Whitebridge and Foyers there is a river crossing which although normally very shallow, after heavy rain may result in wet feet!!
  7. 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.


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South Loch Ness Trail Map

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°. In the meantime for maps, the existing South Loch Ness Trail map is still available. To purchase a waterproof hardcopy map, price £5.95 plus postage, please contact us on 01463 219219 or e mail at The map is also available to but from Harvey Maps in hard copy or digital format. 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 free from most accommodation providers on the South Side of Loch Ness.

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