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Auchteraw & Torr Dhuin, Fort Augustus

An immaculately kept forest that offers a choice of trails, wonderful views, and an Iron Age fort.



Auchteraw is a beautiful area of woodland, cared for by the Foresty Commission. It boasts a number of lovely trails, with small car parks and route signage spotted throughout.


We tend to opt for the River Oich walk for a quick jaunt.


For a bit more of a challenge, father along there's an uphill circular route that passes an Iron Age fort, Torr Dhuin. It's just a mound with lots of fern on it now, but there's an information board that shows what it would have looked like in its former glory.


The route up is through the most beautiful forest, rich with mosses and mushrooms.



The views at the top are of the Great Glen and they're honestly some of the best in the area.



Getting There


PH32 4BT is the nearest postcode, just before the Auchteraw Country House hotel.


From the centre of Fort Augustus head north towards Inverness. Before leaving the village you'll see a signpost to Jenkins Park and Auchteraw on the left hand side.


Turn left up the steep hill and then left again after the play park. At the fork in the road keep left and continue for another 2½ miles (4 km) until you see Forestry Commission signs directing you onto a forest road and into the car park at grid reference NH 350 073.

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