Introducing Loch Ness
Deep, dark and narrow, Loch Ness stretches for 23 miles between Inverness and Fort Augustus. Its bitterly cold waters have been extensively explored in search of Nessie, the elusive Loch Ness monster, but most visitors see her only in cardboard-cutout form at the monster exhibitions. The busy A82 road runs along the northwestern shore, while the more tranquil and picturesque B862 follows the southeastern shore. A complete circuit of the loch is about 70 miles – travel anticlockwise for the best views.
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Loch Ness destination guides
Scottish Highlands Cycle
Experience the natural beauty and stunning lakes of the Scottish highlands at handlebar level
The Great Glen Way
Walk through the heart of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace