GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch an Eilein

4 miles (6.5 km)

This popular circular walk in the Cairngorms takes you around the beautiful Loch an Eilein and the smaller Loch Gamhna. It's a beautiful and tranquil location with the still waters surrounded by stunning hills and mountains. The undulating footpaths around the lochs are generally very good and not challenging. There are sections near to the water and several delightful woodland trails through the surrounding Rothiemurchus Forest. Also of interest is the unusual ruinedisland castle and the visitor centre.
Parking is available at the northern end of the loch or you can catch the train to Aviemore which is a few miles north of the loch. If you're on a bike you can cycle from Aviemore train station along National Cycle Route 7 and a country lane near the Loch An Eilein Pottery to reach the loch.

Loch an Eilein Postcode

PH22 1QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Loch an Eilein OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch an Eilein Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Cottage at Loch an Eilein - - 266051

Cottage at Loch an Eilein. Reflections early on a beautiful spring day.

Loch an Eilein - - 769673

The Loch of the Island seen from the north-west

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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