Loch Ness 360

Loch Ness 360 ~ 80 miles (128.5 km) ~ 5 days walking

The Loch Ness 360 is an inspiring walk around the iconic Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands over a 128.5 km / 80 mile route that begins and ends at the Highland Capital of Inverness.

From the south side of Loch Ness the first half of the trail follows the South Loch Ness Trail through Dores and Foyers to turn at the Fort Augustus, where the loch connects to the central section of the Caledonian Canal, before returning on the north shore and following the Great Glen Way, passing through Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit to enter Inverness by the picturesque Ness Islands to end at Inverness Castle overlooking the city.

Experience the beauty of Scottish Highlands like never before on the Loch Ness 360° Trail!

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ROUTE TERRAIN

Moderate 

ROUTE SIGNPOSTING

Waymarked 

NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS

Moderate

Loch Ness 360 ~ 80 miles (128.5 km) ~ 5 days walking

Easyways Suggested Itinerary

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Arrive Inverness

The Loch Ness 360 begins and ends in Inverness, vibrant “Capital of the Highlands”

The outbound section is effectively the Great Glen Way high above the northern side of Loch Ness, reaching Fort Augustus in three before turning and tracing the southern side of the loch, also known as the South Loch Ness Trail to end at Inverness Castle.

Inverness to Foyers (23.5 miles / 38.5km)

The first stage of the Loch Ness 360 departs Inverness by way of the Ness Islands on the River Ness to encounter a short section of the western end of the Caledonian Canal on and over Drumashie Moor to find the small village of Dores located on the south side of Inverness.

Depart Dores on road walking alongside Loch Ness before turning inland opposite Urquhart Castle on the north side of the loch and the ascent to find the River Farigaig returning to the loch side at Inverfarigaig and on to Foyers.

Foyers to Fort Augustus (15 miles / 24.5km)

Depart Foyers by way of the track alongside the River Foyers to find elevated moorlands with magnificent views all around.  There is a rest stop at the Whitebridge Hotel before continuing south/west and the steep descent at the end of Loch Ness into the secluded township of Fort Augustus the half way and turning point of the 360 Trail.

Fort Augustus to Invermoriston (8 miles / 13km)

Perhaps take a morning cruise on Loch Ness before joining the forest trails to Invermoriston. Enjoy the lovely views as you walk through the forest high above Loch Ness.

Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (14 miles / 22.5km)

Mostly forest trail walking today until the last stretch which follows the minor road from Gortaig. A steep descent leads to the busy lochside village of Drumnadrochit.

Drumnadrochit to Inverness (18 miles/ 29km)

Quite a steep climb out of the village: continue through open moorland along the edge of Craig Leach Forest and enjoy spectacular views over the Beauly Firth on the descent to Invernesss. Follow the River Ness into the town and the completion of the walk at Inverness Castle.

Depart Inverness

Congratulations – you have completed the Loch Ness 360! After breakfast, it is time to set off on your onward journey.

Fixed Price – from £525 per person

Single supplement – On request

What’s included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Detailed route notes
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Bus fare from Inverness to Dores
  • Travel insurance

5-DAY CIRCULAR WALK

Inverness

23.5 miles – 38.5 km

Foyers

15 miles – 24.5 km

Fort Augustus

7.5 miles – 12 km

Invermoriston

13.5 miles – 21.5 km

Drumnadrochit

19 miles – 30.5 km 

Inverness

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