Glen Affric Walks
Explore this beautiful National Nature Reserve in the Scottish Highlands on this circular walk around Loch Affric. It's a stunning area with lochs, rivers, mountains, pine forest and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eagles, mountain hares andáred deer as you make your way through the reserve.
The walk starts from the River Affric car park at the eastern end of the loch. The area is managed by the forestry commission who have devised the River Affric walking trail which runs south from the car park on well laid out paths. The short trail gives great views of the rushing waters of the river and Loch Beinn a Mheadhoi.
The route then follows the Loch Affric Circuit around the Loch Affric. It's a challenging 11 mile path which climbs high above the loch giving wonderful views over the glen. Along the way you'll pass a series of smaller lochs and majestic towering pine forest. There's also fine views of the mountains of Mullach Fraoch-Choire and Mam Sodhail.
To extend your walking in the glen you can head to Plodda Falls where you'll find a spectacular 46 metre high waterfall plunging into the Abhainn Deabhag river.
You can also try the Dog Falls Trail at the north eastern end of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain.
The lovely waymarked trail takes you along a series of waterfalls to a fabulous viewpoint overlooking the loch.
PostcodeIV4 7LN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Glen Affric Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Glen Affric Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Glen Affric OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Glen Affric Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woodland trails in the forest are ideal for dog walking.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The southern part of the route passes along the Affric Kintail Way. This long distance trail runs from Loch Nessáto Morvich via Glen Urquhart and Glen Affric. If you were to follow the trail east it would take you along Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin to the village of Cannich. Heading west takes you through the Glenaffric Forest to the Kintail Forest and the River Croe.