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Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (High Route)

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  • Urquhart Castle on the Great Glen Way
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For the most spectacular views over Loch Ness follow the high route of the Great Glen Way to reach Drumnadrochit village.  
moderate
Distance 22 km
7:30 h
579 m
597 m
423 m
29 m
Leave Invermoriston on a steeply ascending path until you are high above Loch Ness.  The path descends before rising again to it's highest point, then drops for approximately 5 miles towards Grotaig.  After this point you will follow minor roads into Drumnadrochit for the final 3 miles with a pavement on the last stretch of busier road. A great day's walk ends in Drumnadrochit, famous for its proximity to Urquhart Castle and the popular Loch Ness Monster Experience. You should have enough time to explore at least one of these attractions.
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Cara Macaulay
Update: February 20, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
29 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 12.69%Unknown 87.31%
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2.8 km
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19.2 km
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Rest stops

Loch Ness Clay Works Pottery and Cafe

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This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Invermoriston (54 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NH 42019 16860
DD
57.215163, -4.617639
DMS
57°12'54.6"N 4°37'03.5"W
UTM
30V 402304 6342496
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Destination

Drumnadrochit

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NH 42019 16860
DD
57.215163, -4.617639
DMS
57°12'54.6"N 4°37'03.5"W
UTM
30V 402304 6342496
w3w 
///croutons.belly.quarrel
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Rating

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Grace D'Alo
May 12, 2022 · Community
The Loch Ness lodging even on the "luxury" route was inhospitable and the owners unfriendly. I had a knee injury and took a bus from Invermoriston to Drummadrochit. I arrived at the Loch Ness Inn around noon, in the rain, limping, and was told I could not even enter the hotel until 3:00. I was not allowed into their lounge, reception area or lobby. After wondering around the area where everything was closed, I went back to the hotel where a staff person allowed me into the staff kitchen much to the disgruntled comments of the cleaning staff enjoying their lunch. I waited there for almost two hours. This was appalling treatment at the price we were paying. No one bothered to point out that there was a bit of a village about a mile up the road where at least I could have had a cup of coffee or lunch. There were many other B and Bs in the village of Dummadrochit and Mac's Adventures should reconsider where it puts people up. The Loch Ness Inn is closer to a youth hostel than a hotel.
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When did you do this route? May 10, 2022
Sarah Capewelll
September 27, 2018 · Community
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Loch ness
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
579 m
Descent
597 m
Highest point
423 m
Lowest point
29 m

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