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Allt na Crìche

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

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.

Guide Map to the Great Glen (PDF 7MB)

Walking trails (1)

Walking

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.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ¾ miles / 2.9 km

Allow
1 hour

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Enjoy extraordinary views over Loch Ness.

Facilities and access

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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.

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Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

PH32 4BL is the nearest postcode, a little before you reach the car park heading north on the A82.

Public transport

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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Nearby forests

Two men look out towards a river

A great place for a family picnic and a gentle stroll

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Allt na Crìche': 1.37 miles
Aerial view of brown trees next to water

A peaceful woodland with views over the river Oich and the Great Glen

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Allt na Crìche': 2.68 miles
Trees and waterfall in Glengarry Forest

One of Scotland's most beautiful rivers

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking
Distance from 'Allt na Crìche': 7.26 miles

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0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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