GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Scottish Highlands Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Caledonian Canal6 miles (9 km)Follow the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Loch Dochfour on this waterside walk or cycle in the Scottish Highlands. The flat towpath is ideal for an easy cycle or walk in beautiful surroundings. View Full Details>>
Corrieshalloch Gorge5 miles (8 km)This spectacular beauty spot is 1.5km long and 60 metres deep cutting through a Highland wilderness rich in flora and fauna. The River Droma runs through the gorge, dropping dramitcally through a series of waterfalls, including the 46 metre Falls of Measach. The gorge was formed at the end of the last ice age and can be viewed from a viewing platform and a Victorian suspension footbridge. The walk below takes you past the gorge and through Braemor Wood to Lael Forest Garden with its 200 different tree species and longer plantation section with waterfalls. View Full Details>>
Dog Falls Trail2 miles (4 km)Follow the Dog Falls Trail along the River Affric on this splendid waterside walk in the beautiful Glen Affric. The waymarked trails takes you along a series of waterfalls before climbing to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain. The area consists of ancient Caledonioan Pine Forest, a dramatic rocky river gorge and a small but delightful loch. View Full Details>>
Falls of Foyer2 miles (3.5 km)Visit these wonderful waterfalls and enjoy woodland trails and views of Loch Ness. It's a very popular area for walkers with good footpaths taking you through attractive woodland to the spectacular165 feet high falls. You can park in Upper Foyers and then follow a series of steps down to the gorge and the falls. There are two viewpoints where you can take in the full majesty of the falls and take some photos. View Full Details>>
Glen Affric11 miles (18 km)Explore this beautiful National Nature Reserve in the Scottish Highlands on this circular walk around Loch Affric. It's a stunning area with lochs, rivers, mountains, pine forest and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eagles, mountain hares andred deer as you make your way through the reserve. View Full Details>>
Great Glen Way73 miles (117 km)Follow the Great Glen, running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east. The route is suitable for walkers and cyclists with a mountain bike or robust hybrid. View Full Details>>
Loch Arkaig4 miles (6 km)This walk takes you along Loch Arkaig and the adjacent pine forest in Lochaber. You can start the walk from the car park at Eas Chia-aig falls at the eastern end of the loch. Then head west across the River Arkaig and into the attractive woodland. It's a good track which leads to the Inver mallie bothy where there are great views across the loch. It's a very peaceful area with splendid views of the surrounding mountains. View Full Details>>
Loch Lochy11 miles (18 km)Enjoy a waterside cycle or walk along the magnificent Loch Lochy on this route in the Scottish Highlands. On the northern/western side of the loch there is an excellent traffic free cycle and walking trail running along the Great Glen Way. You can park at the little Hamlet of Clunes and then pick up the waterside trail. The trail runs through the woodland of Clunes Forest with the option of extending your walk in the woods. View Full Details>>
Loch Ness12 miles (19 km)This cycling and walking route follows cycle tracks and the View Full Details>>
Loch Oich10 miles (16 km)Enjoy a circular cycle or walk around Loch Oich in the Scottish Highlands. On the western side of the loch you follow challenging woodland trails through the forest above the loch in Invergarry. On the eastern side you can follow a flatter, waterside trail along the Great Glen Way. Good start points for the route are at the villages of Invergarry or Aberchalder. You could also start from the Forestry Commission car park at the southern end of the loch. View Full Details>>
Plodda Falls2 miles (2.5 km)Visit these spectacular 46 metre high falls in the Highlands of Scotland on this short circular walk near Tomich. Part of the Glen AffricNational Nature Reserve these wonderful falls are surrounded by attractive Douglas fir forest. The forestry commission of Scotland have created two waymarked trails called the Plodda Falls Trail and Tweedmouth Trail. You can pick up the trails from the car park and follow them through woodland and along the Abhainn Deabhag river to the falls. It's a spendid area with well laid out trails, majestic towering trees, the rushing waters of the falls and a great viewing platform jutting out over the waterfall below. View Full Details>>
River Ness1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short stroll along the River Ness on this popular waterside walk in Inverness. The route starts at the impressive riverside castle and follows the riverside path along the Great Glen Way to the delightful Whin Park. It's a lovely area with peaceful woodland next to the river and the delightful Ness Islands in Whin Park at the end of the walk. The islands are a natural beauty spotwith attractive woodland with otters and deer to look out for. In the park you can also enjoy a ride on the Ness Islands Railway. The super miniature railways runs in the summer months and includes a crossing of a 140-foot iron bridge dating from 1837. View Full Details>>
Rogie Falls1 miles (1.5 km)This short walk visits a series of lovely waterfalls in the Highlands. Rogie Falls are surrounded by attractive woodland with miles of forest trails. There's a car park very close to the falls where you can pick up the trails along the Black Water River to a viewing bridge suspended above the falls. It's a fantastic spot with the rushing waters surrounded by interesting rock formations with sloping trees. Look out for jumping salmon between June and October as they attempt to reach the upper parts of the river to spawn. View Full Details>>

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