Greenfield Circuit, Invergarry


  • Location: Great Glen
  • Starting Point: The Forestry Commission Car Park At White Bridge, Invergarry
  • Trail Length: Approximately 14 miles, 22 kms
  • Time Required: 3 hours
  • Route Type:
    1. Family / Recreational
  • Difficulty:
    1. Beginner
  • Grade: Easy
  • O.S. Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 400 Loch Lochy & Glen Roy
  • Parking: At starting point

Trail Description:

The Greenfield Circuit, so called because of the isolated hamlet way out in the Glen Garry Forest, is suitable for a family ride.

Twenty-five miles north from Fort William turn left at Invergarry onto the A87. Approximately two miles north of the village at the Glen Garry Forest sign turn left onto a forest road. Cross the bridge over the River Garry and turn immediately right into the car park.

Start the ride by going back onto the main forest road and follow this road gently uphill for 5 miles. By this time you will have passed three cattle grids and perhaps dodged some Highland cattle. Remember to call out or ring a bell as you approach them so they are aware that you are around. Otherwise they are harmless beasts!

At the next fork in the road take the right hand track. Shortly afterwards carry straight on down to the gate into the Greenfield croft land. The track twists and turns between the houses. As you begin the straight descent down to the loch and the bridge it is time to think about stopping for a break. The bridge over Loch Garry is the ideal place to picnic and enjoy the views around you.

After crossing the bridge turn right onto the minor single-track road that hugs the shore of the loch. Lovely as it was on a sunny February day I thought how good the beech and oak trees along the roadside would look in the springtime. In a little over 3 miles the minor road joins the A87 (T). At this point turn right. It will be the least pleasant part of the ride as this road can be quite busy. Fortunately the distance is not far, in 2 miles the familiar Forestry Commission sign appears. The forest road descends down to the White Bridge and the car park.



 

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