GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Affric Kintail Way

44 miles (71 km)

This long distance trail runs fromLoch Nessto Morvich via Glen Urquhart and Glen Affric.
The 43 mile route is fully waymarked and suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. You'll pass along historic drove roads with some stunning scenery to enjoy on the way. Highlights include a series of beautiful lochs, ancient woodland and stunning glens. The route finishes near Loch Duich where there are some fine views of the River Croe Estuary.
The walk starts at the village of Drumnadrochit and heads west through the woodland of Glen Urquhart, passing to the south of Loch Meiklie.
You continue west, crossing the River Enrick and passing through Kerrow Wood before arriving at the village of Cannich. There's nice views of the River Glass and the option of stopping for refreshments here.
The route then heads south west through the woods of Strathglass to Glen Affric where you will pass along the southern side of Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin and Loch Affric.
The next stage runs through the Glenaffric Forest to the Kintail Forest where you pick up the River Croe. The final section then runs north west along the river to the finish point at Morvich.
See the videos below for videos of the route which expose the wonderful scenery you can expect to see. Towards the bottom there is the complete gpx file for the route.

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Affric Kintail Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Affric Kintail Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just east of the start/finish point at Drumnadrochit you can visit the historic Urquhart Castle. The 13th century castle ruins are positioned in a dramatic spot on the shores of Loch Ness.
In Glen Affric you can visit the Dog Falls Trail at the north eastern end of Loch Beinn a' Mheadhainand. There's more nice waterfalls to see at Plodda Falls which is located just south east of Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Drumnadrochit - geograph.org.uk - 1441611

Drumnadrochit. The route starts in this little village on the western side of Loch Ness.

The centre of Cannich - geograph.org.uk - 2148925

The centre of Cannich

Loch Beinn a` Mheadhoin - geograph.org.uk - 1529115

Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin

View across Loch Affric - geograph.org.uk - 2420211

View across Loch Affric

Glen Affric Lochan - geograph.org.uk - 371446

Glen Affric Lochan

Waterfall down to Allt Grannda - geograph.org.uk - 190534

Waterfall down to Allt Grannda. Competitors in the 2006 Highland Cross 50 mile 'Coast to Coast' Midsummer Charity Duathlon, from Morvich to Beauly, contour the mountainside above Gleann Lichd, on the south side of Beinn Fhada (Ben Attow). The waterfall drops down into the Allt Grannda.

Glen Lichd - geograph.org.uk - 833198

Glen Lichd. Looking south east towards the head of the glen which separates the Five Sisters range from Beinn Fhada.

The Croe Estuary and Loch Duich - geograph.org.uk - 1359296

The Croe Estuary and Loch Duich

GPS Files

GPX File

Affric Kintail Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)