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Loch Freuchie Walk

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Walk Details

This is a lovely circular walk in open countryside, amongst beautiful scenery.

We start in the tiny village of Amulree located on the A822. There’s a little church with information boards here that is worth a visit if you have time.

Our walk takes us from the northern end of the village along a private road signed as “Footpath to Kenmore”. It first goes past some cottages before turning into a rough farm track with a cattle grid – which we’re going over and keeping straight on. Keep following the path straight on – past a stone wall, the path starts to go up and then you see Loch Freuchie come into view. Keep walking along the track that will run alongside the loch.

We go through a large gate and keep following the track. There’s now woodland replacing grazing land on the right hand side. Through another gate and eventually into denser woodland. The head of the loch can now be seen and there are good views towards Glen Quaich. After emerging from the woodland, pass through a gate and keep on the track. Two more gates are passed as well as the ruins of an old settlement.

We need to climb the stile and go through the farmyard and then keep to the left of the bungalow, following the track. The track follows the head of the Loch and crosses a stone bridge over the River Quaich before reaching the road. We turn left and follow the minor road, which has good views over Loch Freuchie.

We then follow the road back along the south east side of the loch until we come back to the main A822 and back to where we started.

Depending on the weather conditions the track at the far end of the loch can get very muddy in places so please be prepared!

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Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".