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    Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk

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    15.4 km
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    387 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk is a fun one-way trail in Cairngorms National Park that will lead you through a variety of terrain with scenic views. While out walking the trail, you will leave the picturesque shores of Loch Morlich behind to traverse the hills to the northeast, after which, you will pass through a vast atmospheric stretch of woodland terrain on the way into Nethy Bridge. Walkers should take note that this is a one-way trail, so be sure to make travel arrangements for the return leg of the journey if you wish to head back to Glenmore.

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    Route Description for Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk

    Whether you are looking to do a multi-day walking excursion in the area or are simply looking for a fun one-way trail through a beautiful setting, the Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk is an excellent option for exploring the natural beauty of Cairngorms National Park.

    Setting out from the trailhead at the Glenmore Visitor Centre, you will head to the northeast past the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and enter into the cover of the forest. Here, you will make your way through the hills of Meall a’ Bhuachaille and Greag nan Gall, while passing by the charming shores of An Lochan Uaine, also known as the Green Loch.

    After passing through the rugged terrain of the hills, you will enter the Abernethy Forest to meet up with the banks of the River Nethy. Here, you will follow the winding banks of the river to the north, taking some time to appreciate the magical forest setting and the relaxing riverside atmosphere, before making your way into the endpoint of the walk at Nethy Bridge.

    Getting to the Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Loch Morlich to Nethy Bridge Walk can be found next to the Glenmore Visitor Centre.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Glenmore Camp Site

    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      One Way

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