Enjoy a circular cycle or walk around Loch Oich in the Scottish Highlands. On the western side of the loch you can follow challenging woodland trails through the forest above the loch in Invergarry. On the eastern side you can follow a flatter, waterside trail along the Great Glen Way. Good start points for the route are at the villages of Invergarry or Aberchalder. You could also start from the Forestry Commission car park at the southern end of the loch.
Along the route you will pass the River Garry and the ruins of the 17th century Invergarry Castle. There's also attractive woodland and great views of the surrounding hills.
You can extend the route by continuing along the Great Glen Way and the Caledonian Canal to the nearby Loch Lochy. Here you'll find a great traffic free cycle and walking trail running along the huge loch.
PostcodePH34 4EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Loch Oich Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Oich Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Oich OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Oich 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.
Head west and there's a viewpoint car park and nice trails along Loch Garry.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.