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Walking in Scotland – Inverness and Loch Ness

Hiking and walking in Scotland is one of the great ways to explore this beautiful country and its natural landscapes and wildlife. Walk our great trails such as the epic 80 mile Loch Ness 360° Trail. Or take a refreshing hike on our Scottish Glens. Or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shores of shimmering vast lochs. You won’t be disappointed with our beautiful scenery and the magnificent views. Whether you’re taking guided walks through the Scottish Highlands, or you’re planning hillwalking in Scotland with friends and family, there’s a Loch Ness, Inverness walk for you.  We’ve got walking holidays for all abilities.

The Scottish Weather – be prepared!

As with anywhere in Scotland, the weather is changeable throughout the year. This truly is the only country where you can enjoy all four seasons in one day! So, put on your hiking boots, layer up, pack some waterproofs, and get ready for a ramble around some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes. And, don’t forget your camera!

Believe it or not, we really do enjoy some lovely sunshine too! Inverness enjoys its own microclimate. If you really want to experience Scotland, however, we recommend visiting in winter.  Enjoy Loch Ness at it’s best and snuggle up in a cosy cabin and enjoy the dramatic Scottish weather. Whenever you visit us, whilst walking in Scotland you’ll be treated to stunning vistas all year round. Not to mention an abundance of Highland wildlife!

Use the map below to find Scottish walks and Highland hiking!  Or simply browse through our list of Scottish walks in Inverness and around Loch Ness below.

Explore our Walks Below

Inverness & Loch Ness Walking Trails

Walking trails in Scotland are plentiful in the Highlands! What’s more, we boast some of the most spectacular views and stunning trails along the banks of Loch Ness. If you’re looking for full day hikes, overnight treks and hill walking in Scotland’s Highlands we have it all. Here’s a taster of some of our hikes and trails for you to enjoy, by foot and bike.

– The South Loch Ness Trail

– Great Glen Way

– The Loch Ness 360°

– Glen Affric Kintail Way

– Trail of the Seven Lochs

For more information on each, select from the map or boxes above.

Short Walks Around Loch Ness

If you’re looking for the best walks in Scotland but don’t want to go for a full day hike, we have plenty of scenic options. The following Highland walks are perfect for a saunter with the dog or a short exploration into the wilderness of Inverness and Loch Ness:

– The Cascading Plodda Falls and viewing platform

– The Falls of Foyers with viewing platform and short walk down to the shores of Loch Ness

– The Abriachan Trails high above Loch Ness with miles of well marked woodland and moorland walks

– The Caledonian Canal – 63 miles long, but you can walk along the towpath at Fort Augustus to Kytra Locks

Short walks Around Inverness

Merkinch Nature Reserve, a hidden gem in Inverness for wildlife enthusiasts

– A walk to the ancient fort of Craig Phadrig

– Follow the river Nairn from the seaside to Cawdor

– Stay in the city and explore the Islands of River Ness

One thing’s for sure, whether you drift along the banks of River Ness or choose to trek cross country across Affric Kintail Way, our never-ending Highland landscapes will amaze you! Walking in Scotland can make memories that will last a lifetime.

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