Suidhe Viewpoint

This is a viewpoint that tells a story of the past. From here you can see stunning views all around you of Loch Ness and the surrounding area but also of the road itself. This is the B862 from Fort Augustus which is mostly single track with passing places. It is known as General Wade’s Military Road and is part of the Jacobite story.
General Wade was sent from London by George I in 1724 to report on the Jacobite problem as they saw it. His answer was to build Forts throughout the highlands and build roads to join them so that the regiments could quickly deal with any risings and stamp them out before they became a bigger problem. This is one of those roads.
For walkers, the South Loch Ness Trail starts at Fort Augustus and takes you up steeply past Loch Tarff to Suidhe Viewpoint before it carries on through woodland to Whitebridge.
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