GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Lochy

11 miles (18 km)

Enjoy a waterside cycle or walk along the magnificent Loch Lochy on this route in the Scottish Highlands. On the northern/western side of the loch there is an excellent traffic free cycle and walking trail running along the Great Glen Way. You can park at the little Hamlet of Clunes and then pick up the waterside trail. The trail runs through the woodland of Clunes Forest with the option of extending your walk in the woods.
To extend your exercise you could continue north east along the Great Glen Way and visit Loch Oich, Loch Garry and the Caledonian Canal. At Loch Oich you'll find a great circular cycling and walking trail which explores the woods above the loch.
You could also climb to the munros which rise above the loch. Sron a Choire Ghairbh and Meall na Teanga are just to the west of the path and provide wonderful views over the area.
Just a mile to the west of the car park at the start of this route you will find the more peaceful Loch Arkaig with its lovely pine forest.

Postcode

PH34 4DY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and there's another lovely lochside walking and cycling trail along the expansive Loch Ericht. The path starts at Dalwhinnie train station and provides splendid views of Ben Alder. Loch Rannoch with its expansive forest is also located in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Loch Lochy - geograph.org.uk - 1396925

Loch Lochy with Aonach Mor, Carn Dearg and Ben Nevis beyond.

Loch Lochy at Bunarkaig - geograph.org.uk - 1396913

Bunarkaig

Clunes Forest - geograph.org.uk - 888854

Clunes Forest Great Glen Way at Clunes, on the western bank of Loch Lochy.

Loch Lochy - geograph.org.uk - 1565417

Standing at the car park on a beautiful summer day there is a wide view over the blue water of the loch possible. The car park is at the southern shore between the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel and Corriegour Lodge Hotel.

Great Glen Way Road Block - geograph.org.uk - 888870

Great Glen Way Road Block. One large boulder on the lightly-surfaced GGW between Clunes and Laggan, placed about halfway, to deter through traffic. To the right, felling of pines has now released spectacular views over Loch Lochy.

Loch Lochy Cycle Path - geograph.org.uk - 19012

Loch Lochy Cycle Path. A well graded track running all down the west side of the Loch. Much more peaceful than the main road on the east bank.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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