Fleet Routes & Tracks
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Fleet Geolocation Latitude 50.6184° N Longitude 2.5224° W
The Fleet area of the Dorset council district is a popular year-round destination for a variety of outdoor sports for those who like being outside. Visitors and locals alike enjoy strolling along the paths to take in the breathtaking views that can be found at various places along the route. Experiential participants may push themselves harder according on their ability and endurance, and they can take full advantage of the area surrounding Fleet.
|Track length:||4.20 km|
|Average speed:||4.83 km/h|
|Total ascent:||126 m|
|Total descent:||31 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
Craigmonie woodland was the first wood in Scotland acquired by the Woodland Trust in 1984, it is a community wood, along with the Craigmonie Woodland Association, part of a major concentration of ancient woodlands along Loch Ness, The Association has helped develop a great network of trails that link Craigmonie with Balmacaan wood. You walk amongst a whole variety of trees, from colourful birch woods to conifers of all ages, Some of the conifers are splendid specimens, planted 200 years ago by a former estate owner, it boasts some of the largest specimens of Wellingtonia, Lawson's cypress and Douglas fir in Britain, Look out for two towering Wellingtonias (redwoods) at the entrance to the woodland The trails at Craigmonie offer some spectacular views of Urquhart Bay, from here you can walk through atmospheric oak woods to a viewing platform over looking a dramatic cascade water fall, the water tumbles 100 feet to the Divach Burn, before flowing out into Urquhart Bay on Loch Ness, a tranquil and picturesque spot for a picnic, full of wildlife. from Drumnadrochit car park the walk is ¼ mile to the start of the trails. Look out for waymarkers to ‘Craigmonie Woodland Trails’.