COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
Allt na Crìche
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 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 & access
The nearest public toilets and places to eat are in Fort Augustus, about one mile (1.6 km) away.
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. The car park is at grid reference NH 390 108.
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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