General Wade’s Military Road

Travelling the General Wade’s Military Road in the Scottish Highlands

Located on Scotland’s northeast coast, General Wade’s Military Road is a very scenic journey along the southern side of Loch Ness. Remember to bring your camera for the stunning views.

Is General Wade’s Military Road paved?

The drive is totally paved and comprises B862 and B852 roads. This nice and twisty road with superb views can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. It’s very narrow with passing places for the most part and should not be untaken by the fainthearted. Caution is required on the (many) blind bends.

How long is General Wade’s Military Road?

Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands, the road is 51km (32 miles) long with magnificent views at almost every turn. It links Inverness and Fort Augustus. It follows the route of a military road laid out under General George Wade constructed in 1731. From 1724-1740 General Wade served as Commander in Chief of the British army. It is not unusual to see deer on the road.

How long does it take to drive the General Wade’s Military Road?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1 and 1.5 hours. There are places to stop for photographs. Be careful when parking your vehicle. Expect a wonderful scenery with very little traffic.



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