Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

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Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

An 81 mile circular walking route around Loch Ness in Scotland.

This is one of our Scotland Walking Holidays.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Scotland Loch Ness Walking holiday with Letsgowalking

  Loch Ness Circula Walking Holiday
in Scotland
from Inverness via Loch Ness, The Great Glen, The Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus to Inverness the capital of the Scottish Highlands

The Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland is an 81 miles way-marked walking trail. The route follows the South Loch Ness Trail from Inverness to Fort Augustus, and then the Great Glen Way from Fort Augustus back to Inverness the capital on Scotland’s Highlands.

This self guided Scottish walking holiday in Scotland’s Highlands in The Great Glen makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Great Glen passes through some of Scotland’s most stunning landscape, the magical lochs and mountains full of wildlife.

You can combine our Loch Ness Circular walking holiday with the Great Glen Way or West Highland Way for a longer walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
81 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Loch Ness
Caledonian Canal
Inverness capital of The Highlands
The Great Glen Way
This route connects with:
Great Glen Way

 Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday
in Scotland
from Inverness via Loch Ness, The Great Glen, The Caledonian Canal,
Fort Augustus to Inverness the capital of the Scottish Highlands
8 nights and 7 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Inverness, Scottish Highlands
To start your Scottish walking holiday you make your own to Inverness the capital of Scotland’s Highlands. We can assist with air, coach or train transfers. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Scotlands The Loch Ness Circular Walk.I

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Inverness   
Enjoy the area and maybe take a gentle stroll around this historic highland city.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Walk Inverness to Dores        11 miles easy
The Loch Ness Circular Walks starts in Inverness from the castle and follows the east bank of the River Ness  till you reach Cullaird. From Cullaird the walking route passes through a wood on the edge of Drumashie Moor. From now on an observant walker maybe be able to spot red squirrels. The path head back to start of Loch Ness and the little town of Dores.

Day 3: Walk Dores to Foyers       13 miles easy
Before starting you walking along Loch Ness east banks many guests visit the famous Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham at Bores Beach. Today walking is mixture of Loch side and forest trails offering some great views of Loch Ness and Scotland’s Great Glen. One of todays highlights is the view across Loch Ness to the historic Urquhart Castle. You soon reach Foyers with its charming shop/cafe and post office.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Foyers to Fort Augustus         14.5 miles easy
One of the highlights of todays walk is the Lower and Upper Falls of Foyers. These are stunning waterfalls set in highsided wooded valleys on the River Foyers which flows into Loch Ness. This area is another place to spot red squirrels. Walking on the hiking trail follows the River Foyers to Whitebridge. The final section of todays walk passes the small Loch of Loch Tarff which a good place to do some bird watching. You return to the banks of Loch Ness and the town of Fort Augustus for your overnight stay.

Day 5: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston       8 miles easy
Today’s walk is an easy day and your frist on The Great Glen Way walking trail with time to linger awhile and take in the splendours the Scottish Highlands have to offer. The chance of a cruise on Loch Ness is a very popular option with guests as there is no better way to explore its 22 square miles. Invermoriston is only a small town but steeped in history and the Glenmoriston Arms is well worth a visit.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit        14 miles easy
The Great Glen Way follows the Northern shore of Loch Ness all the way to Drumnadrochit. The route uses well defined forest trails alive with wildlife, and you may even get a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster! Those who did not manage to see the beast may wish to visit one of two exhibitions devoted to the Loch Ness monster in Drumnadrochit. Drumnadrochit is a busy village with shops, cafes and bars a nice place to overnight.

Day 7: Drumnadrochit to Blackfold                    10 miles moderate
Today’s walk reaches the highest point of the walking holiday. The trail follows the banks of Loch Ness for a short distance before heading onto forest trails. The highest point on The Great Glen Way is in the Abriachan forest at 380m (1245ft). This forest is the oldest of the largest community forests in Scotland is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Overnight again in Drumnadrochit.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Blackfold to Inverness               8 miles moderate
We transfer you back to Blackfold for you to continue your walk to Inverness, which is reached by a suspension bridge over the River Ness. The trail ends at a stone monument by Inverness Castle overlooking the River Ness.

Optional Day: Extra day in Inverness
Spend an extra exploring the capital of the Scotish Highlands Inverness . The city offer a fine selections osf shops and restuants.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time in the area.
We can transfer you to your car or you can depart by train or  bus.

Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday
9 day itinerary
Inverness to Inverness

7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Inverness
Optional Day: in Inverness
Day 2: Inverness to Dores                        10 miles
Day 3: Dores to Foyers                              13 miles
Day 4: Foyers to Fort Augustus              14.5 miles
Day 5: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston   9.5 miles
Day 6: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit  14 miles
Day 7: Drumnadrochit to Blackfold        12.5 miles
Day 8: Blackfold to Inverness                   7.5 miles
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£720pp
dbl/twin

£1,032pp
single occ

£1,112pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights in Inverness from £55.00 per person per night

What’s included
in your Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

Optional Extras
for your Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Loch Ness Circular Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness airport
  • By Car to Inverness where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to  Inverness

An 81 mile circular walking route around Loch Ness in Scotland.

This is one of our Scotland Walking Holidays.

Loch Ness Circular Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking