This walk visits the remote Loch Etchachan in the Cairngorms National Park. It's a beautiful, peaceful place with fine views to Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui. It's popular with both wild swimmers and wild campers. The loch is notable as being the highest waterbody of its size in the UK, the surface being 927 metres (3,041 ft) above sea level.
You can easily extend the walk by heading north to visit Loch Avon where there's a circular trail to follow around the loch. To the west there's the climb to Carn Etchachan where you can enjoy fine views over the area.
Loch Etchachan Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Etchachan Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Etchachan OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Etchachan Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the north west there's nice trails around Loch Morlich and the unusual Green Loch in the Glenmore Forest Park. There's more facilities here with a visitor centre and car park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cairngorms Walks page.