Spring has Sprung in Scotland

Spring Activities in Inverness and Loch Ness

Etape Loch Ness 2016, Sun 24th April 2015

Spring in Inverness and Loch Ness has an array of Spring Activities up its sleeves! And one of our first major local events is Etape Loch Ness on Sunday 26th April 2020. And the 5,000 cyclists are in for a treat! As, by the end of April, Scottish wildflowers will be in full bloom and the gorse, with its bright yellow flowers, will be peppering the hills and roadsides. So too will be the wild yellow primroses, which favour the south side of Loch Ness. You can find out how our team got on last year here when we took part in the Etape.

And if this isn’t enough exercise, on the 2nd May another great local event takes place -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 a truly spectacular sight to behold!

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.

May is perhaps the best month for the weather in the Scottish Highlands too. So it is also a wonderful time to explore and take in the array of 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 to this spring in Inverness and Loch Ness. See our full list of events and plan a visit to this magnificent part of Scotland this spring! You can explore places to stay here and check out our local attractions and outdoor activities and sports to make the most of your trip. You are sure to have an unforgettable stay.