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Fort Augustus to Greenfield (Part 1)

Fort Augustus to Greenfield (Part 1)


Postby revalation » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:20 pm

Route description: Fort Augustus to Mandally

Date walked: 30/08/2020

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 37 km

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After a 2 year absence, it was time to do some more Scottish National Trail and the plan for this stage was to cover from Fort Augustus to Morvich over 3 days. Decided to holiday at Invergarry for week with family, so was able to travel light and get dropped off and picked up on each day.

The first day is described in 2 parts. Not much to describe here, but the canal scenery was enjoyable, hence the many pictures.

Having been dropped off at Fort Augustus, decided to take a small detour to bottom of Loch Ness and take in the loch and canal scenery.
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Views across Loch Ness
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Start of canal

This leg of the trail starts at the canal bridge following up a series of canal locks. Lot's of activity going on and was good to see a lock being opened.
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After leaving Fort Augustus, the track is fairly well tarmacked following between canal and river.
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Leaving Fort Augustus

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Scenery pleasant and walk is easy going. Canal widens with lakes and marshes in parts until Cullochy Lock is reached. The Bridge of Oich is worth taking a brief detour for.
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Oich Bridge (A82 bridge) from Bridge of Oich

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Bridge of Oich

Continued in part 2 in Mandally to Poulary leg of Scottis National Trail.

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Next stage: Fort Augustus to Greenfield (part 2) https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=100363
Last edited by revalation on Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:45 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Fort Augustus to Greenfield (Part 1)

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:08 pm

That's a fine route. The Great Glen Way part is a good route for the bike also. Cheers. :D
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