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    Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk


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    The Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk follows a straightforward path atop Meall Fuar Mhonaidh, the lofty summit soaring above Loch Ness. While the path is generally easy-to-follow, expect some rugged, boggy sections near the top, where phenomenal views await!

    Route Description for Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk

    The Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk takes you straight up Meall Fuar Mhonaidh for a stunning view of Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, and the Great Glen. While the path is generally straightforward, there are some boggy and rough sections along the top, so come with the proper footwear and take care.

    From your car, you'll follow the sign indicating "Hill Footpath." When you see a bridge, don't go along it—stay right instead. Soon, Meall Fuar Mhonaidh will emerge into view! Next, you'll walk along a stream before veering right to venture away from the stream and heading through two gates to cross a track, which will be signed! Then, the path ascends through lovely woodland before steepening. Be sure to pause, catch your breath, and bask in the views as you ascend. When the path evens out, you'll travel across a fence, gate and keep going through hushed woodland. After the woodland fades, you'll see another path jump out to your left, but don't take this and keep along the current path.

    From here, the path then veers left and takes you across a deer fence before venturing to the moorland ridge. When you reach the ridge, continue left to go along the ridge. This is where the terrain becomes more rugged and boggy. Keep walking towards the goal of this walk: the top of Meall Fuar Mhonaidh. Get ready for a steep ascent!

    When you reach the cairn, just know that this isn't the true summit. Continue a bit further to catch a stunning view of the Great Glen, Ben Nevis, and then keep going towards the actual summit, which is at the furthest cairn, where a fantastic view of Loch Ness awaits. After soaking in the scenery, retrace your steps back to the car park.

    Getting to the Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk Trailhead

    The Meall Fuar Mhonaidh Walk starts from the car park located near the end of Bunloit Road, near Loch Ness

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      Out and back

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