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Scottish National Trail - Fort Augustus to Mandally

Scottish National Trail - Fort Augustus to Mandally

Postby andrewl7642 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:01 am

Route description: Fort Augustus to Mandally

Date walked: 17/09/2017

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 18.75 km

Ascent: 170m

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The Scottish National Trail is a 536 mile/864 km-long long distance walking route running the length of Scotland from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath.

The Trail offers very varied walking, following long-established footpaths for much of the distance but becoming progressively more difficult as it heads north, finishing with a tough stretch of backpacking - with some pathless and demanding terrain - on the final stretch of the Cape Wrath Trail.

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In Summer 2017 I spent several weeks completing sections of the Scottish National Trail.
My original plan for 2017 was to backpack the whole of the trail but due to lack of funding I could only manage sections where wild camping was an option.

I ventured out on three separate occasions and completed the route over the course of 15 days, as follows:

Trip 1 - Blair Atholl to Fort Augustus (6 days, 5 nights)
Trip 2 - Milngavie to Pitlochry (6 days, 5 nights)
Trip 3 - Fort Augustus to Morvich (5 days, 5 nights)

Along the way I made a video diary/vblog which you can view here on my blog page.
I aim to complete the remaining sections in Summer 2018.

Trip 3 - Fort Augustus to Morvich (5 days and 5 nights)

I set off from Fort Augustus after descending from Blackburn bothy.
Upon arrival in the village, I have a stroll down to Loch Ness and then stock up on supplies before I begin to follow the Caledonian Canal towards Laggan Locks on the Great Glen Way, stopping for lunch at Loch Oich.

In the second half of the video I stop for lunch at Loch Oich before following the old railway line to Invergarry Station where I rejoin the canal towpath and continue on the Great Glen Way to Laggan Locks. From Laggan locks I continue to follow the Great Glen Way for a short distance to reach a fine camping spot at Loch Lochy, a few miles short of Mandally.

Laggan to Fort Augustus (Previous)

Mandally to Poulary (Next)
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