Meet the wild, unspoilt and uninterrupted side of Loch Ness. This trail forms part of the circular route around Loch Ness, the Loch Ness 360° Trail, connecting to the Great Glen Way. The South Loch Ness Trail meanders its way down the south side of Loch Ness on a mixture of minor roads, forest tracks and purpose-built trail. The 58km trail starts in Torbreck near Inverness and passes through the villages of Dores, Inverfarigaig, The Falls of Foyers, Whitebridge and eventually Fort Augustus.
Walk, mountain bike, Run or ride on this beautiful trail and take in the many points of interest. Suidhe Viewpoint and the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus. Developed by Visit Inverness Loch Ness over several years it has what every long-distance trail should have – spectacular views, historical interest, peace and quiet and places along the route to stop, rest and relax.
The South Loch Ness trail is 58 km in length, running from Torbreck in Inverness to Fort Augustus. Below, we have split this magnificent long-distance walking route into three sections. You can set yourself the challenge of walking the entire trail over three days.
Or, you can choose any section, for shorter hiking trails in Scotland. You can also cycle it on mountain bike. The choice is yours!
A new map featuring the South Loch Ness Trail and the full Loch Ness 360° Trail will be available to purchase from summer 2019. In the meantime, a basic map of the trail is available here to download free of charge.
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.Download Map (PDF)
The South Loch Ness Trail connects up with the Great Glen Way, creating a loop around the whole of Loch Ness. If you’d like to continue your route around the north side of the loch, please see the Loch Ness 360° Trail website. This epic journey takes around 6 days to complete or 3 days to cycle.Find Out More
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