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Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)


Postby HighlandSC » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:57 pm

Route description: Abriachan Trails

Date walked: 06/06/2011

Time taken: 0.5 hours

Distance: 1.6 km

Ascent: 25m

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Date - Mon 06/06/2011
Title - Abriachan Trails
Route - Short clockwise circuit around forest trail
Weather - Cloudy but dry
People - Me
Time - 30 mins
Distance - 1.6km


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Found myself nearby with some time to spare so thought I’d go and have a look round the Abriachan Trails. It’s about 10 miles SW of Inverness, overlooking Loch Ness. The Walkhighlands route is a bigger loop that takes in the waymarked trails and all the features to see, plus extending the walk to the summit of Carn na Leitire before returning on a section of the Great Glen Way route. My walk was only a quick wander round the main trails close to the car park.

I’d imagine this place gets mobbed at weekends, but on a dull Monday afternoon I didn’t see a soul.

I started off from the car park and went past the toilets and the park on the excellent trails and boardwalks and made a short loop around the forest.

Turf roofed toilet
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Play park
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Path
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Boardwalk
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“Wee Tree House”.
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Wildlife hide overlooking Loch Laide
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Through the forest some more and branching off to a dead end quiet spot with a bench in memory of Judith Mary Bowles 1932-2008 (not sure who she is)
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Tiny shelter
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A more luxurious forest fort
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Reconstruction of a bronze age hut
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Dragonfly
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Last edited by HighlandSC on Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:41 am

Looks a great wee spot for the family, someone put a lot of effort into that bench. Love that shot from inside the wildlife hide :D
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Re: Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Postby rocket-ron » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:15 pm

great report. i love taking the dogs up there
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