Google Maps: Ride Loch Ness Monster for shortcut

GOOGLE Maps has discovered the fastest way to cross Scotland’s most famous stretch of water – on the back of a mythical monster.

A screenshot of the Loch Ness Monster route. Picture: Google Maps
A screenshot of the Loch Ness Monster route. Picture: Google Maps

Because car journeys are neither fast enough nor all that exciting, the mapping service has devised an alternate path especially for Nessie lovers.

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The route is, of course, not real – it’s one of several ‘Easter eggs’ that Google Maps developers have hidden in the app.

Shame, because a 33-minute drive from Augustus to Urquhart Castle is much slower than the 22 minutes it would take to ride the Loch Ness Monster.