Glen Affric with Autumn colours

Exploring Glen Affric’s Autumn Colours

Glen Affric Walks this Autumn After a lovely summer around Loch Ness and Inverness with daytime temperatures near 30°C, autumn has definitely arrived now and the trees are changing colour. And when you think of autumn colours in the Highlands, the first place that will probably come to mind is beautiful Glen Affric. In autumn, Glen […]

Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh “Hill of the Cold Slopes”

Explore Loch Ness’ most prominent hill for some amazing views of the Loch and the Great Glen Our area around Inverness and Loch Ness has an abundance of hills and mountains you can climb, from a wee stroll up to Craig Phadrig in Inverness to serious Munro-bagging near Glen Affric. But one hill, in particular, […]


Explore the Ness Islands in Inverness

The Ness Islands in Inverness – perfect for a gentle stroll or morning run! Not all walks around Inverness and Loch Ness necessarily involve hiking boots and rucksacks…there are several shorter and gentle walks perfect for an evening stroll or an afternoon walk with the family. A real treasure only a short walk from Inverness […]


The Ice Age – Explore fascinating historic places around Inverness

Short walks around interesting places where the last ice age left its mark around Inverness The area around Inverness and Loch Ness has got lots to offer for those interested in history – amazing historic sites like Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Cawdor Castle attract thousands of visitors every year who would like to find out more […]

A wee wander along the Caledonian Canal

Walk along the towpath from Inverness to Clachnaharry, where the Caledonian Canal meets the Sea… We have already mentioned the Caledonian Canal a couple of times in our blog post on cycling, but as it’s such a great place for outdoor activities! What’s more, it’s an absolute wonder of engineering. Built along a great Scottish fault line. This […]

A Short Winter Walk To A Very Historic Site

Visit the ancient fort of Craig Phadrig and enjoy stunning views over the Beauly Firth Highland days are a little shorter in winter than summer (daylight hours in deep winter are 8am to 4pm), but that’s no excuse to stay indoors! There are plenty of short walks around the area that you will be able […]

Follow the River Nairn from the seaside to Cawdor

This tranquil riverside walk takes you to the historic village of Cawdor We have already introduced you to a few walks around Inverness and Loch Ness, but don’t miss a visit to the villages and visitor attractions east of Inverness! The area East of Inverness has got much to offer, for example, famous Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Cawdor […]

Exploring Dun Bonnet’s Cave in Foyers – by Graeme

This little known cave has been made famous recently by the Outlander books and films…time to explore it for ourselves! Today I went in search of a cave.. ‘Bonaid Odhair’ Cave to be exact (also knowns as Dun Bonnet’s Cave). It is another of these almost mythical places that are dotted around Loch Ness which […]

Scottish Wild Geese in Flight

A Nature Reserve in the Heart of the Highland Capital

Explore this hidden gem in Inverness – a must-do for wildlife enthusiasts! The most famous Nature Reserve in our area is the amazing Glen Affric, of course, but there is another hidden gem for nature lovers right in the middle of Inverness – the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. We have already mentioned this amazing little place in […]

Abriachan Trails – So much to explore!

Stunning Loch Ness views and walks for all abilities It would be easy to miss this great walk from Abriachan on your visit to Loch Ness, but if you go off the beaten track and up into the hills surrounding Loch Ness, you will be rewarded not just with great views of Loch Ness and the Great […]