General Wade’s Military Road

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

Located on Scotland’s northeast coast, the General Wade’s Military Road (B862 and B852) is a very scenic journey along the southern side of the Loch Ness. Wonderful scenery and very little traffic. Be sure to bring your camera for the stunning views.

The road is 48km (30 miles) long with magnificent views at almost every turn.This nice and twisty road with superb views can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. There are places to stop for photographs. Be careful when parking your vehicle.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.

Located in the Scottish Highlands, the drive links Inverness and Fort Augustus. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. 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.


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