Peaceful woodland ways with views over the river Oich and the Great Glen

Torr Dhuin

Take a break at Torr Dhuin

A tranquil and secluded area named after Torr Dhuin, one of several Iron Age forts or duns along the Great Glen. In prehistoric times it probably defended this important route through the mountains. Today the river banks are only disturbed by ducks, water birds and the occasional paddler splashing by. You'll enjoy quiet trails through the woods and commanding views from the fort.

Take a look at our guide map to the Great Glen (PDF 5.8MB) to explore Torr Dhuin and other forests in this stunning area.


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Life’s essentials

The village of Fort Augustus has public toilets and many places to eat.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Inverness, Ross and Skye Forest District

Address: Tower Road, Smithton, Inverness

Postcode: IV2 7NL

Telephone: 0300 067 6100


How to get here

From the centre of Fort Augustus head north towards Inverness. Before leaving the village you'll see a signpost to Jenkins Park and Auchterawe on the left hand side. Turn left up the steep hill and then left again after the play park. At the fork in the road keep left and continue for another 2½ miles (4 km) until you see Forestry Commission signs directing you onto a forest road and into the car park at grid reference NH 350 073.

Using SatNav?

PH32 4BT is the nearest postcode, just before the Auchterawe Country House hotel.

Public transport

The Inverness to Fort William bus service stops in Fort Augustus, about 3 miles (4.8 km) from the start of the trails. See Traveline Scotland for details of bus services.

Nearby places

There are many superb trails and viewpoints near Loch Ness and along the Great Glen, including three long distance walking, cycling and boating routes between Inverness and Fort William. Take a walk along the river bank from River Oich car park, just a couple of miles back along the road

Find out more about fishing and boating along the Caledonian Canal.

Old Military Road

Step back in time on the Old Military Road which lies 2.5 miles to the north east. Walk in the footsteps of Highland cattle drovers and soldiers on this historical route that stretches 12km/7 miles from Glenmoriston to Fort Augustus. There’s plenty of wildlife to spot along the way too, from black grouse and crested tit, to pine marten and foxes.

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