Loch Affric 18km circular walk

This is a superb circuit of Loch Affric.

The walk takes a route well above the loch and passes through both outstanding pinewood and moorland scenery, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
This is a 18km (approx. 11 mile) walk through remote terrain, please be aware that the weather can change suddenly and there will be no mobile phone signal. 

The going is on good tracks and paths nevertheless stream crossings may be hazardous after heavy rain, and the paths do get muddy in places during wet weather.
Directions by car to the start of the walk: Turn right out of Brewers Cottage drive, turn left over the bridge sign posted Cannich and take the first turning on the right sign posted Glen Affric. 

Follow this road until it stops at the River Affric car park, toilet facilities are available (seasonally) at the car park - please note there is a small car parking fee - machines take cash, or use the RingGo app on a mobile phone to purchase a ticket and pay later as there is no mobile signal in the area. (Car parking fee also covers you for use of Dog Falls Car Park)

From here continue along the road on foot this takes an anti-clockwise route around the loch, or take the path to the left - over the bridge crossing the River Affric this follows a clockwise route of the Loch.

Please note(and we do not wish to insult anyone's skills or intellect) remember to take navigation equipment, extra clothing and adequate food and drink. The path is indistinct and poor in places and navigation skills are required especially in inclement weather and winter conditions. 

This is a remote area with no mobile signal and is very little frequented out of season.

Allow four and a half to six and a half hours for this walk depending on your fitness levels.

Visit the Mountaineering Association of Scotland website for the suggested equipment and navigational list required for this walk.


The Brewers Cottage owners can take no responsibility for health and safety on any of its suggested activities. The information on the Brewers Cottage website is for suggestion and guidance only. 

The Brewers Cottage. Tomich, Near Cannich, Inverness-shire. IV4 7LY

STL Number HI-50494-F

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