Whether you’re adrenaline-charged or a chilled adventurer. Here, we have a range of activities to help you absorb the magic of Autumn.
Explore our “Time Out For Me” Itinerary for a more sedate Autumn exploration. Stroll around our beautiful Ness islands, then enjoy coffee & cake on the river banks, or a 5-star afternoon tea at Ness Walk. Or a delicious lunch in Inverness. There are some delightful short walks to enjoy. Visit the Botanic Gardens or one of our many Historic places of interest around Inverness and Loch Ness. The Scottish Highlands in October has plenty for you to enjoy.
If you want to explore the Scottish Highlands in Autumn at speed, or with a little more of a challenge, you’ve come to the right playground! Take advantage of Scotland’s newest long-distance walking, cycling and running trail. The Loch Ness 360° Trail is a challenging 80-mile loop around the entirety Loch Ness. Enjoy stunning vistas on the north side and explore the unspoilt wild side along the south banks. Here you can also venture across the water with Explore Highland on a canoe trail.
If you want to do a spot of Munro Bagging, head north of Loch Ness to the spectacular Glen Strathfarrar. Here you can enjoy the outdoors at it’s best with four Munro’s to climb. Next door is the beautiful Glen Affric, one of the most scenic areas of Scotland. Known as “the most beautiful of the glens” Glen Affric is famous for its walking and hiking trails. Here you can enjoy a spot of horse riding in the Scottish Highlands too! Both glens are perfect for mountain biking in Scotland. You are sure to hear the calls of the stags going to rut. And experience nature getting ready for the winter hibernation.
Or head back East, to the beautiful historic village of Beauly and walk the grounds of Beauly Priory. Step back in time with a purchase from Campbell’s of Beauly and shop in the footsteps of royals. Or take in the Autumn colours from the water and canoe through Aigas Gorge.
Explore our local guides on things to do and enjoy in the Autumn in the Highlands. We also have an abundance of Visitor Attractions perfect to explore during your Autumn Holidays.