Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

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Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 26 Jul 2017, 12:27pm

It's on the West side of Loch Ness alongside the A82. Is it a made up path or dirt & gravel?

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Re: Anyone used this path.

Postby drossall » 26 Jul 2017, 7:28pm

You may get more answers if you give people a chance and put "Loch Ness" in your title :lol:

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Paulatic » 26 Jul 2017, 7:34pm

Is it the Great Glen Way you are referring to?
If so the Google car has been down some of it at least.
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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Galloper » 26 Jul 2017, 7:49pm

It's a bit of a mixture, you come out of Drumnadrochit on a forestry fire road, then a quiet, narrow tarmac road for a mile or so. After that it's a mix of fire road and track to Invermoriston, don't know what it's like after that.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 26 Jul 2017, 8:49pm

Paulatic wrote:Is it the Great Glen Way you are referring to?
If so the Google car has been down some of it at least.


I dont know to be honest. It comes up on Garmin's Mapsource. On Google you can see both ends are tarmaced but what of the rest. I'm not a fan of gravel but scared of the A82.

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Re: Anyone used this path.

Postby ukdodger » 26 Jul 2017, 8:50pm

drossall wrote:You may get more answers if you give people a chance and put "Loch Ness" in your title :lol:


Thanks teach but I'm happy as it is.

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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby bogmyrtle » 26 Jul 2017, 9:01pm

Have you considered the roads on the east side of the loch?
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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby ukdodger » 26 Jul 2017, 9:04pm

bogmyrtle wrote:Have you considered the roads on the east side of the loch?


I've been down that side and it's hilly and longer so thought I'd try the other side. Hotel is booked that side now anyway but thanks anyway.

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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby LollyKat » 26 Jul 2017, 10:06pm

The Great Glen Way site has some information, including a Route User's Document that you can download. Briefly, it's cyclable but mostly paths, forest roads and tracks, not much tarmac. How much time have you got? :D

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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby andrew_s » 26 Jul 2017, 10:08pm

If you use cycle.travel to plan a route along a track (click start, click end, change route by click & drag), you can click on the route and "show photos" to view nearby images from geograph
e.g. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/570278
note the map below the image to show the photo location

There aren't always suitable images available, but it's generally worth while checking.

There's also a streetview option for the on road sections of a route.
It's quite a good route planner too. A slight limitation is that it won't route along a track that's marked as a footpath on OpenStreetMap, even if it's actually a good unsurfaced road (eg here, OSM updated since)

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Re: Anyone used this path.

Postby drossall » 26 Jul 2017, 11:05pm

ukdodger wrote:Thanks teach but I'm happy as it is.

Sorry. No offence meant. Just wanted to make sure the local experts saw your thread (and given that I know nothing of that area...)

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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 1:02am

LollyKat wrote:The Great Glen Way site has some information, including a Route User's Document that you can download. Briefly, it's cyclable but mostly paths, forest roads and tracks, not much tarmac. How much time have you got? :D


I think that's done it LollyKat. I'll stick to the A82. Cheers for the link.

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Re: Anyone used this path.

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 1:06am

drossall wrote:
ukdodger wrote:Thanks teach but I'm happy as it is.

Sorry. No offence meant. Just wanted to make sure the local experts saw your thread (and given that I know nothing of that area...)


None taken. Sure you meant well. I just dont like my posts being reworded without being asked. I've got the answer I wanted.

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Re: Anyone used this path?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 1:07am

andrew_s wrote:If you use cycle.travel to plan a route along a track (click start, click end, change route by click & drag), you can click on the route and "show photos" to view nearby images from geograph
e.g. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/570278
note the map below the image to show the photo location

There aren't always suitable images available, but it's generally worth while checking.

There's also a streetview option for the on road sections of a route.
It's quite a good route planner too. A slight limitation is that it won't route along a track that's marked as a footpath on OpenStreetMap, even if it's actually a good unsurfaced road (eg here, OSM updated since)


Excellent thanks. I'll keep the link for future ref.

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Re: Anyone used this path.

Postby drossall » 27 Jul 2017, 8:05am

ukdodger wrote:None taken. Sure you meant well. I just dont like my posts being reworded without being asked. I've got the answer I wanted.

I didn't (couldn't have) reword it. May have been the mods trying to help?