5 Things to do with Your Dog Near Loch Ness

There’s arguably no better companion to enjoy the great outdoors with than your dog – making pet friendly holidays near Loch Ness and Inverness a great choice for those who want to explore the area with man’s best friend by their side!

Bring Your Dog and Enjoy Inverness Loch Ness Together!

Easily accessed by road or rail, the Loch Ness Inverness area is perfect for pet-lovers wanting their animals to accompany them on their Highland holiday. And with amazing open spaces, a choice of well signed walks, and a number of accommodation providers offering pets a warm welcome, dog-lovers can be certain they are choosing a great break for themselves and their four-legged friends.

Check out our suggestions of five things to do with your dog while you are here:

Five Things to Do With Your Dog around Loch Ness and Inverness

  1. Take a Dip at Dores Beach: This shingle stretch at the Inverness-end of Loch Ness’s southern shore offers amazing views across the loch and back up the Great Glen, perfect for snapping some superb pics of your pooch. Many dogs like to take a dip at Dores, but be sure to warn them to watch out for Nessie giving them a nibble! Well behaved dogs are also welcome in the bar area and beer garden at the nearby Dores Inn, perfect for those who want to enjoy a pint with their pet!
  2. Walk the Great Glen Way: You don’t have to do the whole thing, but we think that the high route between Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit takes some beating in the beauty stakes – and it’s even more enjoyable when shared with a furry friend!
  3. Stay Somewhere Special: There are a number of self catering accommodation providers across our area who are happy to welcome pets by arrangement. To find out where they are simply visit our accommodation search and tick the relevant box (marked “Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement) to refine your search.
  4. Take a cruise on Loch Ness – but bring a lead! Cruise operators Loch Ness by Jacobite say that well-behaved dogs are welcome on board their Reflection, Contemplation, Enchantment and Inspiration tours – contact them to book and find out further details of requirements for your furry friend!
  5. Pick up Your Poop! Dogs are welcome around Loch Ness and Inverness, but we do ask that you carry bags with you on walks and ensure that you dispose of your dog’s doings in a responsible manner wherever you are. (FREE dog poop bags are available from Highland Council Service Points should you need to stock up while you’re in the area!)
  • Have you enjoyed a pet friendly break near Loch Ness or Inverness? We'd love to see your photos! Tweet them to us @visitnessie or post them on our Facebook Page!

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