This walk visits the Loch Ruthven Nature Reserve in the Scottish Highlands.
The loch is an RSPB Nature Reserve with lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Slavonian grebes, osprey and black-throated divers.
You can start the walk from the car park at the eastern end of the loch and then follow nature trails down to the water. To extend the walk you could climb Stac Gorm to the south and enjoy excellent views across the loch.
It's easy to continue your walking by heading to the nearby Loch Duntelchaig and the pretty Dores Beach at Loch Ness.
PostcodeIV2 6UA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Loch Ruthven Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Loch Ruthven Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Loch Ruthven OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Loch Ruthven Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the north there's one of the historic highlights of the area at Culloden Battlefield. There's a circular walking trail here which explores the site of the famous battle of 1746.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.