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Cannich to Athnamulloch walk

The walk skirts round loch Affic with spectacular mountain scenery and views down the long glen.
The public road in from Cannich ends at a Forestry Commission car park.
Two tracks continue on although both are closed to unauthorised vehicles.
Take the left hand one and drop down to a bridge over the River Affric.
Then pass through a high gate and strike out along the forest track.
A few hundred yards on, the track reaches a three way junction.
Take the right hand option here and descend to follow the River Affric west.
The track runs through heather, low shrubs and Scots Pine trees, passing a small lochan on the left half a mile on.
It then rises and falls as it runs by Affric Lodge across the water and, after crossing the Allt Garbh, climbs round a small knoll before running along above the loch.
At the far end of Loch Affric, the track runs above a small strip of sandy beach with a wooden jetty before dropping down to a junction.
Turn right here and follow another track by the river to a cluster of buildings at Athnamulloch.
The way passes between a white cottage and a pair of stone sheds and there are boards here with information on the estate.
Cross the river by the bridge and the track rises up past Strawberry Cottage, a former shepherd's bothy, it skirts round a low hill before striking a straight course west down Glen Affric.
About 500 yards beyond Athnamulloch, a path branches off to the right at Cnoc Fada.
Follow this north past Loch Coulavie, a picturesque and, in parts, reedy lochan which, like Loch Affric, is well stocked with trout.
The way continues through the heather, crossing the Allt Coire Leachavie before flattening off to run along above Loch Affric, the shore below lined with Scots Pines.
As you approach the east end of the loch you can see Affric Lodge, It was built in 1864 by the first Lord Tweedmouth, a keen Victorian sportsman, on an island linked to the north shore by a causeway and the south shore by a bridge, the path then drops down to a shed past a high post and wire fence to meet up with a track at the entrance to the lodge.
Follow this back to the start.

Category: Rambling 4 months ago
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Min Elevation
67 m
Total Distance
27.96 km
Max Elevation
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Total Time
5h 47m 47s
Total Elevation Gain
675 m
Way Points
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Track Points
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Max Speed
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5 Icon 16px Red E Turn Right 0 m 1.55 km 17.63 km 0 m/s N/A N/A
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