GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Einich

14 miles (22 km)

This tranquil loch is located in a remote place in the Cairngorms National Park. The loch can be reached by following a walking and cycling track south from the popular Loch an Eilein. It's about a 7.5 mile hike or ride from the loch through the beautiful Gleann Einich.
The walk starts at the visitor centre and car park at Loch an Eilein. From here you can pick up trails heading south east into the Glen. The track passes along the rushing waters of the Am Beanaidh river which flows through the glen. Eventually you come out at the beautiful loch where you can enjoy a rest and take in the views before the return leg.


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

Loch Einich OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Einich Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Loch Einich - - 707996

Loch Einich. A refreshing sight, and a more than refreshing wind blasting down the loch as the white horses testify.

The west side of Loch Einich - - 708002

The west side of the loch. Looking towards the spectacular rock ridges which fall from Sgor Gaoith and its satellites.

Mountain biking in the Cairngorms. - - 586073

Mountain biking in the Cairngorms. A bike rests by the loch.

The east side of Gleann Einich - - 875472

The east side of Gleann Einich. This is probably the only sizeable bit of flat ground to the east of the track up Gleann Einich. Braeriach forms the backdrop.

Am Beanaidh - - 1764328

Am Beanaidh

Carn Eilrig - - 2053038

Carn Eilrig

Path to Glen Einich in August - - 1315620

A view of the lower path to Glen Einich with Heather in Bloom in August.

Upper Glen Einich - - 266580

Upper Glen Einich. View from Coire Dhondail looking down onto upper Glen Einich. Loch Mhic Ghille-chaoil is in the distance.


GPS Files

GPX File

Loch Einich.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Loch Einich.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)