Kingussie to Laggan

This varied stretch of the route heads out of Kingussie to the north, soon joining an excellent new path by Loch Gynack. The route bypasses Newtonmore to the north side before heading up into the wilds of Glen Banchor. This stretch includes some river crossings before the route eventually reaches the small village of Laggan.


Paths, minor road, then wild and pathless in places in Glen Banchor with two river crossings.

Public Transport

Bus or train to Newtonmore. Laggan has no public transport.


Kingussie. 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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