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Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)


Postby HighlandSC » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:57 pm

Route description: Abriachan Trails

Date walked: 02/10/2011

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 1.6 km

Ascent: 25m

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Date - Sun 02/10/2011
Title - Abriachan Trails
Route - Short clockwise circuit around forest trail
Weather - Damp
People - Me / Michelle
Time - 1 hour
Distance - 1.6km

[socialhiking]http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/os/HighlandScott/Abriachan-2-Oct-2011-Route-GPX-16km[/socialhiking]

In Inverness with a few hours spare we went for a wander 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. Our walk was only a quick wander round the main trails close to the car park.

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Tree house
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Wildlife hide overlooking Loch Laide
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Loch Laide
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No birds or anything to view...so a wee spider took most of our interest....
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Forest fort
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Bronze Age Hut
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Fireplace area
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Re: Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Postby pollyh33 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:21 pm

Looks like you and Michelle had a fantastic day out despite the dreich weather!!

Love the fort!!!
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Re: Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Postby gaffr » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:20 pm

Hello, so you do get some holidays back in your old haunts :) I must cycle a bit further on my annual bike trip along the canalside from Inverness....well around once a year the motor ends up in the city for a replacement part or two....bike goes in the back of it....allowing me to do my annual tour :D From the end of the canal bit I huff and puff my way up the steepish wee road to Blackfold and then enjoy the fine run back down the 'Way' to the town traffic :( when I came along from Fort William on the velo the information, at the time (mid Ninties) said to take the Beauly road for a bit then head up to a phone box Foxhole? and then pleasantly along minor roads before dropping down to the town from the Blackfold area. I guess that I should go back and pedal up the walkers route from Druimnadrochit to reach your 'wee area'......but that main road is not too welcoming towards bikers....I'm maybe too old to face that :(
I also recall cold dreich wet November days in the area of P. Tranter's bothy.
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Re: Abriachan Trails (near Loch Ness)

Postby HighlandSC » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:44 am

pollyh33 wrote:Looks like you and Michelle had a fantastic day out despite the dreich weather!!

Love the fort!!!

We did Polly! Never let the weather keep us indoors! Not least as Michelle has travelled from the US- can't hang around for a good day!

gaffr wrote:Hello, so you do get some holidays back in your old haunts :) I must cycle a bit further on my annual bike trip along the canalside from Inverness....well around once a year the motor ends up in the city for a replacement part or two....bike goes in the back of it....allowing me to do my annual tour :D From the end of the canal bit I huff and puff my way up the steepish wee road to Blackfold and then enjoy the fine run back down the 'Way' to the town traffic :( when I came along from Fort William on the velo the information, at the time (mid Ninties) said to take the Beauly road for a bit then head up to a phone box Foxhole? and then pleasantly along minor roads before dropping down to the town from the Blackfold area. I guess that I should go back and pedal up the walkers route from Druimnadrochit to reach your 'wee area'......but that main road is not too welcoming towards bikers....I'm maybe too old to face that :(
I also recall cold dreich wet November days in the area of P. Tranter's bothy.

Gaffr, this was a wee holiday before I left for the US. Should get back to Scotland for a holiday next year sometime :) That's a fair big cycle you embark on when the cars getting sorted in the big city. Abriachan is well worth a look in if you're passing, but if (as I think you are) it means cycling the A82 then I'd avoid it no matter my age!
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