Loch na Davie circuit, Lochranza

A surprisingly rough and wild circuit through glens and over passes in the north of the island to reach remote Loch na Davie, reputedly the source of the purest water in Scotland.


Rough bouldery paths, very boggy in places. Starts and ends with a section of quiet road walking.

Public Transport

Bus to Lochranza.


Lochranza Hotel. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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