Everything You Need To Know About The South Loch Ness Trail

For anyone visiting Loch Ness, one of the best ways to enjoy the majesty and wonder of the Scottish Highlands is on foot. Luckily, for the avid explorers or adventurers out there, walking routes in the region are many and varied. And one of our favourite Loch Ness hiking trails has to be the South […]

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 […]

Sunlight streaming into cave entrance

In Search of the Real Dun Bonnet

Dun Bonnet’s Cave in Foyers Today we went in search of a cave. Bonaid Odhair Cave to be exact. (Also known as Dun Bonnet’s Cave). This once little-known cave has been made famous by the popular Outlander series. In series 3, we saw main character Highlander Jamie Fraser hiding in here, and nick-named Dun Bonnet. […]

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, […]

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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 […]

Nairn Harbour with beautiful Sunset and yaghts

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 […]

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 […]