Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit


Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

Distance: 14.3 miles/23km (13.6 miles/21.9km via high route)

Another day of choice for GGW users. After a climb out of Invermoriston on a minor road you will again come to an information panel directing you to either the high or low routes.

The high route takes users to the highest point on the whole GGW, at 420m, and allows views up Glen Moriston and over Loch Ness. Look out for the dramatic View-Catcher near Invermoriston and the elaborate Fairy Bridge before the climb up to re-join the main route. Half way along the high route there is access to the low route and the accommodation at Altsigh.

The low route follows forest tracks and footpaths in an undulating walk which includes access to accommodation at Altsigh. Look out for the Stone Cave – a shelter built in the 19th Century as shelter for a local washerwoman who used to walk this route to her work at the Invermoriston Arms.

After a long climb out of Altsigh the forest track joins a smaller footpath leading to the minor road at Grotaig. Please use the sections of path built beside the road along this stretch for your own safety. The GGW passes the start off the hill path to the summit of Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh (699m), a major landmark in the Glen. The English translation of its name means “cold lump of mountain.”

Continuing along the road brings you to a turnoff onto the Clunebeg estate, where the path leads down towards the village of Drumnadrochit. Here you will find an assortment of shops, including a small supermarket, post office, pharmacy and souvenir shops. A selection of accommodation and eateries can also be found. There is also a doctor’s surgery in the village.

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