Confession – I didn’t take a single photo on this walk so I have nothing to illustrate this post with, oops!
This is a nice straightforward walk, we did it on a sunny September day, walking at a reasonable pace as we had a bus to catch at the end of the walk.
Our starting point was the bus stop at the Invergarry Hotel, backtracking slightly along the A87 beyond some holiday houses there’s a signposted footpath up into the trees which eventually leads onto a forest track, this is waymarked and is part of the Invergarry Link to the Great Glen Way. Follow the track east for a while, then go onto a smaller path which more or less tracks the A82 to Bridge of Oich.
At Bridge of Oich turn down onto the Caledonian Canal (don’t cross the swing bridge). Once you are beyond the Aberchadler spillway between the canal and the River Oich where you might need to paddle it’s a lovely easy walk on the tow path all the way to Fort Augustus. This is part of the Laggan Locks to Fort Augustus section of the Great Glen Way.
We stopped for lunch at a picnic bench at the first lock; at the next lock we sat and watched a cruiser go through, it was rather weird to see the boat sink as the water level went down.
Our walk ended in the centre of Fort Augustus, we had a bus to catch so didn’t hang around but there are shops, places to eat and a canal visitor centre here if you have more time.
Our local bus took us to Invermoriston where we had some time to wait for our connection. we wandered down to river to look at the falls and the Thomas Telford bridge and St Columba’s Well. The Invermoriston Hotel is a nice place to wait with a beer as well.
We mainly traveled on CityLink buses and as I said in my last post it is well worth booking a seat on these buses to make sure that you do get on, the buses are not very frequent and you could be left at the roadside somewhere quite remote if the bus is full.