2. The Affric Kintail Way
Opened in 2015, the Affric Kintail Way is completely signed and waymarked, and you’ll find it on OS maps too. It runs for 44 miles from Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness to Morvich on the sea-loch of Loch Duich on the west coast. It sticks mainly to the glens– notably the stunning Glen Affric (above) – and follows old drove roads most of the way. There’s plenty of gradual ascent along its four-day course (over 6000ft in fact) but it doesn’t require you to summit any of the big beasts along the way – just to gawp at them. It can also be extended to or from Inverness, making a coast-to-coast crossing of Scotland at one of its most beautiful waistlines. WALK IT: The official website www.affrickintailway.com has downloadable route guides and maps plus planning info too.
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