Preparing for your Visit
The Loch Ness 360° Trail is a challenging route, so it’s important to prepare correctly before you begin. Here, we’ve put together some helpful travel and preparation tips to help you get ready.
Loch Ness 360° Trail Tips and Advice
Inverness, the starting point for this trail, is easily accessed by plane, train or car. Travel to Inverness.
Ensure you have a good level of fitness before taking on this route, as it is challenging in parts.
Dress appropriately for Scotland’s changeable weather and varied terrain. Waterproofs and layers are a must! Not forgetting good, sturdy footwear.
Bring a backpack with everything you need for the day. Including snacks, water, a phone, map and compass.
Familiarise yourself with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This gives practical advice about exploring Scotland’s outdoors safely and responsibly.
Read our LN360° FAQs for further information.
Walk with a Guide
Join a walking group or walk with a guide along the Loch Ness 360° Trail. If you’d like some expert guidance to see you along the route, you can hire a tour guide. There are several tour companies that can take you around the loch, telling stories and sharing their knowledge of this magnificent area. Alternatively, join in with a walking group for some company along the way.
These elevation profiles show a cross-sectional view of the terrain along the Great Glen Way (sections 1 to 3 of the LN360°) and the South Loch Ness Trail (sections 4 to 6).