Walk: River Affric's rushing upper rapids

Highland | Glen Affric | Short walk | ★★★

[Sgurr na Lapaich - perhaps much of Scotland used to look like this]

Walkers who have already headed up to Am Meallan from here probably expect the other little loop from Glen Affric's road end to be something of an anticlimax. Don't despair, this walk packs in a lot of variety with no need to exert much energy at all, alongside tumbling rapids. The level path won't quicken the pulse, but occasional, tantalising glimpses of high mountains will. Places like this just make you want to climb hills...

[Garbh-uisge rapids]

📌 Walk: River Affric's rushing upper rapids ★★★
Start / finish at car park (charge) in Glen Affric, minor road end 10 mi southwest of Cannich, G.R.: NH 201233 ///offerings.nimbly.holiday

▶ <1 km / <1 mi | ▲ Negligible | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Garbh-uisge rapids
Terrain: Clear footpaths, some suffering from water erosion. Section of exposed, uneven rock, with easier bypass path.

Route & map

Car park - Garbh-uisge - start. Loop waymarked in blue (see River Affric section here).

Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland

On our visit

Wildlife: Tame car park chaffinches, a couple of swans on the loch.
Weather: Warm, sunny spells but with temperatures only just into double figures.

[Even the views from the car park are good...]

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