Spring has Sprung in Scotland

Events this Spring in Inverness and Loch Ness

Etape Loch Ness 2016, Sun 24th April 2015

Spring in Inverness and Loch Ness has arrived! And just in time for our first major local event. Etape Loch Ness on Sunday 28th April 2019. And the 5,000 cyclists are in for a treat! By the end of April, Scottish wildflowers will be in full bloom. The gorse, with its bright yellow flowers, will be covering hill and road sides. So too will be wild yellow primroses, particularly on the south side of Loch Ness. Find out how our team got on last year, when we took part in the Etape.

Then in May 2019, another great local event takes place on Saturday 11th, namely the Glen Affric Duathlon. This run-bike-run event is a great warm up for those taking part in the Highland Cross this summer. And the surroundings of Glen Affric in spring are truly spectacular.

Spring Nature and Wildlife

A Red Squirrel in a wood looking into the camera

Spring is a good time to spot the red squirrel in Scotland. There is a good population of these furry friends in the Inverness and Loch Ness area, which are best seen in the morning and afternoon.

As we move into May, perhaps the best month for Scottish Highlands weather. It is also a wonderful time for colours in the landscape. The trees are green and lush and the woodlands are carpeted with bright bluebells. Wild rhododendrons with their distinctive purple heads are also dominant around Loch Ness.

A Spring in Your Step!

Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness with spring flowers

So, what more do you want? There is a lot look forward this spring in Inverness and Loch Ness. See our full list of events and plan a visit to our magnificent part of Scotland this spring!