Day 15 - Fort Augustus to Evanton

Distance57.9 mi
Time5h20m
Average Speed10.8 mph
Ascent1183 m
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Day 14 - Benderloch to Fort Augustus

Day 16 - Evanton to Bettyhill

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Comments

The B862 route southeast of Loch Ness is virtually traffic free but starts with a huge hill that goes up in fits and starts to 400m and an amazing viewpoint. Pretty hard work and one of the toughest hills on the entire trip. It descends to Foyers where there is a café and shop (there are a couple of short steep uphill sections too). The road alongside the loch is shaded and amongst trees but has frequent views across the loch, basically flat until after Dores where there is a moderate ascent. We followed NCN 1 signs through Inverness and onto the Kessock Bridge which has a narrow cyclepath alongside the very busy road. The minor road alongside the Beauly Firth is flat and fast. The roads leading to Dingwall are fairly busy but there is a cyclepath alongside the A835 and A862. There is a steep climb to get to the minor road out of Dingwall (which has a maddening oneway system).

Camping at Black Rock Caravan Park. One of the more expensive sites but has excellent facilities and camping. Near a rocky stream so some rushing water noise. Note that on our route there is not another camping site until Lairg. Evanton has a shop for supplies.

Supporting :

WaterAid Macmillan