GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Laggan Beach Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This walk visits the beautiful Loch Laggan on the Ardverikie Estate in the Scottish Highlands.
At the eastern end of the large loch you will find the little hamlet of Kinloch Lagan and a lovely sandy beach. It is notable as the largest freshwater beach in Britain.
The tranquil area is a splendid place for an easy stroll with fine views across the still waters to the surrounding hills and mountains.
The walk starts from a lay by on the A86 situated approximately ¼ mile west of Gatelodge. This is by the main entrance to the Ardverikie Estate on the banks of the River Pattack. The striking building includes a fairy tale turret and spiral staircase. There is high quality accommodation here too.
Cross the bridge and you can then access the beach area. If you head west along the loch you could also visit the magnificent Ardverikie House. The 19th-century Scottish baronial  house was made famous as the fictional Glenbogle estate in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

Postcode

PH20 1BX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east there's Loch Ericht on the border between Perth and Kinross. There's nice walking and cycling trails along the loch with views across the water to several significant mountains including Ben Alder.

Photos

Dunes, Kinloch Laggan - geograph.org.uk - 1109869

Dunes, Kinloch Laggan

The Sands of Laggan - geograph.org.uk - 875800

The Sands of Laggan. A view from the northeast section of the loch depicting its golden sands and silver waters

Sandy Beach at Loch Laggan - geograph.org.uk - 493003

Sandy Beach at Loch Laggan. Some scenes for the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen were filmed on the shores of the loch

St Kenneth's Church And Burial Ground - geograph.org.uk - 20845

St Kenneth's Church And Burial Ground. This old church is located on the northern side of the loch very close to the beach. It includes a small burial ground and very overgrown walls of the church. There is one local CWGC war grave and a member of the Newfoundland Forestry Unit buried here. From CANMORE At the E end of Loch Laggan stand the remains of an old church dedicated to St. Kenneth of Aghabo, a distinguished Irish Pict who visited Scotland in the late 6th century (Simpson 1935). The greatest part of the walls still stand and its consecrated burying ground remains in use (OSA 1792).

Ardverikie House gate building (2478564362)

Ardverikie House gate building

Ardverikie House-20053127769

The architecturally impressive Ardverikie House

Loch Laggan - geograph.org.uk - 3938

Loch Laggan western end with snowy mountains

River Spean - geograph.org.uk - 262742

 River Spean. This section links the natural Loch Laggan with the Moy reservoir, behind the Laggan Dam. When the dam is full this river does not flow, and becomes part of one greater loch. View into Ardverikie Forest.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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