Loch Cluanie

 Loch Cluanie   

Loch Cluanie is an inland loch linked to the southeastern end of Glen Shiel, formed when the Cluanie Dam was built across the River Cluanie in 1955. The dam is 675m long (2214 feet) and 40m high (131 feet). The modern A87 road runs along the northern edge of Loch Cluanie, and for much of the way it follows the route of an 18th-century military road built by General Wade to improve troop movement in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The Cluanie Inn is a popular destination for walkers, as it lies at the start of several walking trails that lead into the hills that overlook the loch. Several of these hills are classified as Munros (peaks over 3,000 feet, or 914.4m). Cluanie forest is one of the oldest forests in Scotland, owned by the Crown at least as early as the 13th century. Here you will find some of the oldest Caledonian pine trees in the world. One particular pine has been dated to 1485 and is thought to be the oldest in Europe.


Region: Scotland
City: Highland Council

Distance: 38.81 km
Elevation Gain: 334 m
Elevation Loss: 209 m
Difficulty: 224 (Easy)
FIETS Index: 0.43 FIETS
Avg Grade: 1.57 %
Max cat climb: 3
Min elevation: 5 m
Max elevation: 281 m
Ride Category: Rollers

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