It's wild and isolated during most of the Abriachan Trails, but hey: that's why they like it! A proper adventure hike of semi epic proportions this 3 hour (ish!) trek will take you 5.5 miles through glorious woodland and moorland, offering millions of mini beasts and great views en route.
Quite near the start you'll find a stop point to pause and make your plans, where there are loos, picnic tables and loads of trail maps and information on the walk ahead of you, complete with the several shot cut options you can use if little legs are getting tired: so a good one to pay attention to!
Still fairly early on in the trail you will also encounter a kids' play fort near a reconstruction of a bronze-age hut, so a great combination for some historical role play games! Just by this there is also a dragonfly pond so there are lots of pleasing things to see and do and you go along.
You'll wind up the Carn na Leitire to its 434m summit for some terrific views and then you can take an aside from the main track (it's signposted, don't worry) and stop by at the reconstruction of a whisky still, plus it all culminates in excellent views of Loch Ness and access to further way marked Abriachan Forest Walks.
All in all it's a great adventure if you've got the legs for it, and to keep yourselves comfortable and safe you just need to be sure you've got the right kit bag for the day's weather potentials and remember that you're frequently a long way from refreshments etc: so pack well!
Image "Having a rest on the Abriachan Forest Trail" copyright AndrewRendell via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.
Accessible during all daylight hours year round but common sense should apply in terrible weather.
starts Abriachan Forest Car Park,
01463 861 259
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Abriachan Trails has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, snacks are available.
No, Abriachan Trails is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Abriachan Trails have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Abriachan Trails has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop