Thursday, 08 June 2023
Allt na Crìche
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- This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.
A tree-lined climb to a view over Loch Ness
If you're travelling north from Fort Augustus this is your first chance to get out into the forests overlooking Loch Ness. The trail follows the Allt na Crìche burn, with its charming waterfall, through mixed birch and pine woods and rises steeply to a magnificent viewpoint with a bench.
Take a rest and admire the vast watery expanse of Loch Ness and the solid stone towers of Fort Augustus Abbey.Take a look at our guide map to explore Allt na Criche and other forests in this stunning area.
Allt na Crìche route card (PDF)
Allt na Crìche Trail
An invigorating climb up the cascades of the Allt na Crìche burn is rewarded with some marvellous views over Loch Ness.
Firm gravel surface with long steep slopes. Includes several sections of stone steps.
Allow 1 hour
Enjoy extraordinary views over Loch Ness.
Facilities and access
The nearest public toilets and places to eat are in Fort Augustus, about one mile (1.6 km) away.
Car parking information
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
From the centre of Fort Augustus head north towards Inverness on the A82. You'll see the car park signposted on your left, about one mile (1.6 km) from the village.
PH32 4BL is the nearest postcode, a little before you reach the car park heading north on the A82.
The Inverness to Fort William bus service stops in Fort Augustus, about one mile (1.6 km) from the start of the trails. See Traveline Scotland for details of bus services.
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