Welcome to the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side this year. The southern side is quieter, wilder and utterly breath-taking. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are so many things to do in the area you might not know where to start! Let us help you find your way around this stunning beauty spot.

Things to do

The South Loch Ness Trail

When it comes to sightseeing, start your adventure on our long-distance trail. The South Loch Ness trail is a 58 km trail ideal for walking or cycling. Because it’s split into manageable sections, it’s ideal whatever your level of fitness. It’s also a popular walk for families, and dogs love it too!

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You’ll find a wide range of cycling, horse riding and walking trails here. Most trails are waymarked, making them ideal for visitors. Stop off at the Falls of Foyers or explore the Trail of the Seven Lochs on horseback. With plenty of quiet roads, this side of the water is popular with cyclists.

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Flora and Fauna

Nature lovers flock to the loch, with its diverse flora and fauna. Look out for roe and red deer, sika deer, pine martin, badgers and squirrels along the way! Or head for the RSPB site at Loch Ruthven to spot black grouse, ospreys, red kites and golden eagles.

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Come to the south side

Gorgeous Villages

Local Places to See

Places to visit

There are many pretty villages to visit here. Head for Dores, Farr, Foyers, Croachy, Whitebridge or Gorthleck. Here you’ll find craft workshops and artist’s studios where you can meet local artists and perhaps shop for souvenirs. There are also a range of welcoming inns, pubs and restaurants. Stop off for a wee dram, a spot of lunch or a coffee, with views over the water.

So Much to Do


Unforgettable Experiences

Things to do

When it comes to sightseeing, you’ll find so many things to do in South Loch Ness. Stunning scenery, waymarked walking trails, cycling paths and diverse wildlife combine for an unforgettable experience. Get off the beaten track this year and explore what the south side of the loch has to offer for yourself!

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