Loch Ness 360⁰ – 6 Nights

April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct £899 pp

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Loch Ness 360⁰ – 6 Nights

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This 6-night self-guided walking adventure will take you 80 miles (129km) around one of the best-known Lochs in the world, attracting around one million people every year!

Quick Facts

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days’ walking
  • guidebook and map provided
  • daily door to door luggage transfers
  • 24hr on call assistance during your walk if necessary
  • 129km (80 miles) and 3,152m (10,342ft) of ascent
  • A circular walk, through unspoilt scenery along roads, forest tracks and over moorland footpaths

About & Details

The Loch Ness 360⁰ is a new long-distance trail that joins the Great Glen Way with the South Loch Ness Trail for a stunning 80 miles (129km). The south side of the route is marked with a squirrel symbol on a blue South Loch Ness Trail way marker and the north side of the route is signed with the Great Glen Way’s blue way markers with the thistle symbol.

So many people come to Loch Ness to see if they can see the infamous ‘Nessie’ but on this walk, you will soon discover that there is much more to see. The loch itself is 23 miles (37km) long and is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area. It is 755ft (230m) at its deepest point, making it the largest by volume in the British Isles. The very dark water is due to the peat content from the land, making seeing anything in the water impossible. As this walk takes you along forest tracks and across moorland as well as loch side, look out for the majestic red deer, black grouse or some capercaillie, the huge woodland grouse, magnificent golden eagles, osprey and ptarmigan flying across the skies. You might also get to see pine martins, red squirrels and otters. Take time to be quiet as you journey to see who is watching you!

Although this trip is based on 2 people sharing, if you are a solo traveller, please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help. You will need full walking kit including waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way.


  • 6 nights’ accommodation in good quality B&Bs or hotels with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day (1 x bag per person, max. weight limit 20kg)
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional extras

  • Single room supplement £75 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £75 per person per night
  • Odd number group supplement £75 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night prior to the start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting there and back

As this is a circular trip, you can leave the same way you came.

By road: Inverness is situated approx. 158 miles north of Edinburgh, just off the A9.

By public transport: There are regular trains to Inverness from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.

By air: There are flights from Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports to Inverness Airport with a shuttle bus into the city centre.

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with your itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.


Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.


If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

Dates and prices

For available dates please see the ‘book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at the end of the trail, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it.  You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

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  • Day 1 - Arrive in Inverness

    Arrive at your overnight accommodation in Inverness.

  • Day 2 – Inverness to Dores

    From Inverness Castle, you head out of the city along the road towards the Ness Islands, a cluster of natural islands that lie in the middle of the River Ness. You will walk through Torbreck Woods, the official start/end of the South Loch Ness Trail. You walk through hamlets and farms, traverse moorland and forest tracks and get your first glimpse of Loch Ness. As you climb out of Inverness, have a quick look back to see if you can see the Moray Firth and Kessock Bridge. Soon you will arrive in the village of Dores, with its beach offering one of the best views of Loch Ness.

    11.25 miles (18km) and 624ft (190m) of ascent.

  • Day 3 – Dores to Foyers

    Today, your journey takes you along forest trails, interweaving with local trails, glimpsing Loch Ness through the trees. You will get to visit one of the best viewpoints on the trail, the Fair Haired Lad’s Pass, giving stunning views across Loch Ness towards the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Watch out for the occasional free roaming cows and sheep. You will get another amazing view of the Loch from the road known locally as the ‘corkscrew’. Keep your eyes open for some tree stumps made into seats, before reaching Foyers for your overnight stay.

    14 miles (23km) and 1755ft (535m) of ascent

  • Day 4 – Foyers to Fort Augustus

    The spectacular Falls of Foyers ‘wave’ you off today, which is quite fitting as there will be a couple of streams to cross – one with steppingstones and a shallow one without! Your walking today will be along roads and tracks, beside rivers and other less known lochs and bagging another stunning viewpoint – Suidhe viewpoint. Be ready for a splendid view of the southern end of Loch Ness.

    15 miles (24.5km) and 2175ft (663m) of ascent

  • Day 5 – Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

    Today you have two options for walking to Invermoriston – you can choose between the low-level or high-level routes from Fort Augustus.  The high-level route climbs above the forested northern slopes of Loch Ness, allowing far more expansive views than are gained from the gentler low-level route.

    8 miles (12km) and 1840ft (560m) of ascent (high-level)/985ft (300m) low-level.

  • Day 6 - Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

    You have two choices again today, taking the high-level or low-level route to Drumnadrochit. There is an option to switch to the low-level route by walking down a forest track to Alltsigh, otherwise keep climbing to reach the highest point on the Great Glen Way on the slopes of Creag Dhearg.  The high-level and low-level routes are reunited shortly afterwards, and both feature good views of Loch Ness.

    14 miles (23km) and 2330ft (710m) of ascent.

  • Day 7 – Drumnadrochit to Inverness

    Today is the longest day’s walk, and a high point is crossed around 380m (1245ft) in the Abriachan Forest. Your final leg of your walk heads away from Loch Ness across open moorland above Drumnadrochit. It passes through farmland and forests before descending to follow the River Ness and into Inverness, ‘the capital of the Highlands’.

    19 miles (31 km) and 1640ft (500m) of ascent.

    Your arrival into Inverness is the end of your trip unless you have booked an extra night’s accommodation with us.

    Safe onward travel.


Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. Timings and mileages are approximate.

We will always endeavour to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. An additional charge may be payable. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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