Knoydart, Glen Garry and Loch Lochy

Invergarry, Loch Arkaig and Loch Lochy

Loch Lochy and Loch Oich are well known and seen by all travellers along the Great Glen. These attractive lochs offer short family walks as well as the tougher ascents of the steep mountains on their northern shores. Invergarry is at the heart of this area, on the northern shores of Loch Oich.

Further north are the remoter, lesser known lochs of Loch Garry and Loch Arkaig. There are few habitations here, and the wilder mountains round these lochs are empty and deserted. Still further north and west the tiny roads at last run out; beyond is the famously rugged wilderness region of Knoydart.


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  • Invergarry, Loch Lochy B&B
  • Invergarry, Loch Lochy Cottages
  • Fort William Hostels

  • Walk Grade Distance Time
    Daingean Trail, Glengarry 0.75km 45 minutes
    Allt Muick butterfly reserve, Loch Arkaig 1.75km 1 hour
    Ciste Dubh Trail, near Invergarry 3km 45 mins - 1 hour
    Allt na Calliche Trail, near Invergarry 4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
    Glen Loy Oakwood, near Gairlochy 4.5km 1 - 2 hours
    Loch Lundie, Invergarry 5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    River Garry, Invergarry 5.75km 2 hours
    Gairlochy canal circuit 6.5km 2 hours
    Loch Arkaig and Invermallie 9km 3 - 4 hours
    Eas Chia-aig waterfall and forest walk 2.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
    Loch Oich circuit, Invergarry 17km 4.5 - 6 hours
    Beinn Bhan, Glen Loy 8.5km 4 - 5 hours
    Ben Tee, Kilfinnan 10km 4.5 - 6 hours
    Loch Lochy Munros from Kilfinnan 19km 7 - 9 hours
    Gleouraich and Spidean Mialach 12km 5 - 7 hours
    Sgurr Cos na Breachd-laoidh, Loch Arkaig 13km 6 - 7 hours
    Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich 14km 5 - 7 hours
    Gairich, Loch Quoich 15km 5 - 7 hours
    Meall a'Phubuill, from Glen Loy 15km 5 - 6 hours
    Sgurr Mhurlagain and Fraoch Bheinn, Loch Arkaig 15km 6.5 - 8 hours
    Meall na h-Eilde and Geal Charn, Loch Arkaig 17km 6.5 - 7 hours
    Sgurr Mor and Sgurr an Fhuarain, Loch Arkaig 24km 9 - 11 hours
    Sgurr na Ciche: 3 Munros from Loch Arkaig 26km 10 - 12 hours
    Ladhar Bheinn from Inverie, Knoydart 22.5km 9 - 12 hours
    Luinne Bheinn & Meall Bhuidhe, Inverie, Knoydart 27km 11 - 13 hours
    The Great Glen Way 117km 6 Stages
    Cape Wrath Trail376km2-3 weeks
    Scottish National Trail864km6 weeks

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