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The B862 on the south side of Loch Ness is mostly a single-track road with passing places, this road is full of history as well as visual beauty.  From this road, as you leave Fort Augustus, you can experience some stunning picturesque views of Fort Augustus and Loch Ness.  This road is known as General Wade’s Military Road and is part of the Jacobite story.

General Wade was sent to the Highlands to report on the Jacobite risings. His answer was to build forts throughout the highlands with roads that connected them all.   This meant regiments could easily move and deal with any risings that occurred before they become too big.  This is one of those roads.

If you’re travelling from Inverness, the Suidhe viewpoint is part of the South Loch Ness trail,a 36-mile trail that starts in Torbreck near Inverness.  Traveling through villages on the south side of Loch Ness and eventually finishes in Fort Augustus.  If you’re travelling from Fort Augustus, the Suidhe viewpoint is 5.5 miles from the Lovat.  Before you reach Whitebridge, there’s a small parking area and the start to a walking trail to the viewpoint.

Surrounded by the curves and shapes of the earth to give this a spectacular viewing spot in which you can see for miles.  On a clear day you can see quite a few different lochs dotted along the viewpoint.  Loch Tarff, Loch Nan Lann, Loch Knockie and Loch Kemp to name a few.  This is truly a wonder that a camera just cannot capture properly, it’s a must see with your own eyes.

Come and see us at The Lovat and we can give you all the information you need.  Pick up a packed lunch from our Brasserie to take on your trip to the Suidhe viewpoint.

The Lovat Loch Ness, the perfect place to… Plan your adventure.

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