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Loch Ness 360


129 km / 80 miles
Starting from Inverness - the Highland Capital - and making a complete circuit around Loch Ness, the 360 is set to become a popular option for long distance walkers, being easily completed within a week. Promoted by Visit Inverness Loch Ness, the route combines sections of the Great Glen Way and then the full South Loch Ness Trail and uses their waymarking.

The first half of the trail follows the Great Glen Way above the north side of Loch Ness, reaching Fort Augustus in three stages. The high level variants offer some superb views over Loch Ness. Once at Fort Augustus, the second half of the route follows the South Loch Ness Trail for its complete length to Torbreck on the fringes of Inverness, finishing with a further 5.5km along the roadside to head back to Inverness Castle. Highlights include the magnificent Falls of Foyers, Suidhe viewpoint, the Caledonian Canal and Urquhart Castle.

The route is being promoted as a multi-user trail for walkers and cyclists. There is a website with trail details, videos and maps linked below. The route is also being offered as an event challenge series in 2020 as three marathons, an ultra and a mountain bike event, with links from the website.

A separate 50-mile route listed on the LDWA website, the Trail of the Seven Lochs, is a circuit wholly on the south side of Loch Ness that partly coincides with the 360, but links smaller lochs.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: NH666452 - Inverness Castle, Inverness, Highland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Loch Ness 360


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Route Profile:

127.3 km (79.1 miles)
3,323 m (10,902 ft) ascent
432 m (1,417 ft)  maximum height

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