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Things To Do in the Loch Ness Area

Walking

 

The south side of Loch Ness is an area of outstanding beauty with heather covered hills, sparkling lochs and breathtaking views. With such a beautiful and wild landscape it is little wonder that people come to observe the rich diversity of flora and fauna. Many of the walks are way marked, particularly those in the Inverfarigaig, Foyers and Whitebridge areas, providing excellent safe routes for visitors to experience the area and enjoy wonderful views over Loch Ness.

 

Golf

 

Traditional links golf, tranquillity, solitude and outstanding natural beauty – the Highlands of Scotland provide some of the best championship golf courses in the country, to suit every budget and ability. The Highlands and Islands are home to many of the most remote and scenically beautiful courses to be found anywhere.

 

Superb links courses, attract world class players, who visit the Highlands of Scotland for the sheer joy of such challenging courses designed by the great names in the golf world like James Braid and Old Tom Morris.

 

Scottish open course www.castlestuartgolf.com is only 7 miles East of Inverness.

 

Boat trips

 

Various boat trips can be found on Loch Ness, either longer relaxing ones combining a visit to Urquhart Castle or exhilarating tours by speed boat   www.cruiselochness.com www.jacobite.co.uk                 www.caleycruisers.com

 

Arts and Crafts

 

There are a number of small workshops and galleries in the area. See our links page for more information.

 

Horse riding

 

For competent riders, treks across the glens of Loch Ness or the trail of the 7 Lochs can be organised through www.lochnessriding.co.uk

 

 

Fishing

 

With South Loch Ness being referred to as the Lake District of Inverness, so numerous are the small Lochs and Lochans, there are plenty of options to go fishing.

 

We can recommend contacting local ghillie Alex Sutherland on 01456 486 711 or permit hire from The Whitebridge Hotel 01456 486 226.

 

For the more adventurous

 

For those who like a bit more adventure you don't need to travel far to experience Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Raft Building & Racing, Dry Slope Skiing, Archery, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, Summer and Winter Mountaineering, Climbing, Abseiling, Gorge Walking and WoW Balls can all be experienced between Inverness and Aviemore.

 

See www.lochinsh.com and www.boots-n-paddles.co.uk for more information.

 

Please see our links page for more information on activities and things to do in the area.

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