|Track length:||81.97 km|
|Total ascent:||595 m|
|Total descent:||663 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
Cannich to Beauly is about 18 miles through Mauld, Struy, Eskadale, Aigas, Kilmorack, to Beauly,
On the way you pass Erchless Castle, an L-plan castle near Struy.
The current building was built in about 1600, by the River Beauly at the point where it forms from the confluence of the rivers Glass and Farrar.
Today you can let The castle for self-catering holiday accommodation
On this route you pass Aigas golf course, established in 1993 as a farm diversification project, with greens and wide undulating fairways that are popular feature of this 9 hole well manicured parkland golf course (par 33) is well known for it’s picturesque setting, surrounding Aigas
At the junction take the left hand turn to Beauly, The village of Beauly is offers a range of excellent and varied shops, eating places, hotels and guest houses, and all just a 20 minute drive from Inverness.
The River Beauly is a renowned salmon river, but also provides some of the gentler walks around the village.
Follow the route to Muir of Ord, here you will find a heathland/moorland 18 hole Golf course situated fifteen miles north of Inverness and is only twenty miles from Inverness Airport.
It is set in some stunning Scottish scenery with clear views of Ben Wyvis to the north and to the south may been seen the Beauly Firth and hills above Loch Ness.
Follow on to Cononbribge a small village the name is from the Old Norse "sku dal", valley of the fine views.
From Cononbridge follow the route to Dingwall, here you will find Dingwall Castle was once the biggest castle north of Stirling.
On the town's present-day outskirts lies Tulloch Castle, parts of which may date back to the 12th-century building. In 1411 the Battle of Dingwall is said to have taken place between the Clan Mackay and the Clan Donald.
From Dingwall follow the route to Ardullie a village in Ross-shire,on the north shore of the Cromarty Firth, about 5 miles north east of Dingwall, and 4 miles south west of Evanton.
From Ardullie to Balblair is about 11.5 miles through Culbokie meaning 'the haunted nook' a small village in Ross and Cromarty, located on the north side of the Black Isle.
The village is 3 miles south-east of Dingwall and about 9 miles north of the Highlands main city, Inverness.
From Culbokie follow the route to Cullicudden here you will find the Old Cullicudden Burial Ground,
This intriguing site signposted towards the sea off the long, straight 'Firichean' road which runs through Cullicudden, the area can be overgrown and slippery to navigate by car.
From Cullicudden follow the route to Balblair, here you will find the Balblair Scotch whisky distillery located in Edderton, Ross-shire.
Founded in 1790, the distillery was rebuilt in 1895 by the designer Charles C Doig to be closer to the Edderton Railway Station on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway line.
From Balblair follow the route to Rosemarkie,about 8 miles
Rosemarkie is an ancient village looking east along the Moray Firth. It was certainly settled by the Picts, and they left their mark in the form of more than a dozen carved stones found locally.
From the village takes about 5 minuets to Chanonry Point it lies at the end of Chanonry Ness, a spit of land extending over a mile south east into the Moray Firth
It is particularly popular as one of the best onshore locations in Scotland from which to view dolphins.
The Moray Firth is home to around 200 dolphins, which can often be seen at very close quarters here as they fish and play in the turbulent waters off the point, always check on the tide, so you catch the dolphins when the tide is right.
Here you will find the Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, Located on the Chanonry Peninsula in the ‘Black Isle’ with breathtaking views over the Moray Firth, only 20 minutes from the City of Inverness. Our Championship links course is the 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World dating back to 1793.
The course was later re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932.
The Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards have presented Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, 'Golf Club of the Year for Scotland 2018'.
Chanonry point is the finish for this road trip.
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In Scotland, you can participate in a variety of high-adrenaline and adventure sports. This country is an all-year-round playground for outdoor activities. The spring and summer months have mild weather and long days of light, which makes them ideal for hiking, biking, water sports, and other types of adventurous activities. Coastal & Water Activities, Walking, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing, Outdoor Centres to suite every age and ability, Forest & Land Activities, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Snow sports & Winter Activities to Wildlife Watching, Sightseeing Day Tours, Food & Drink Experiences, Multi-Day Cruises,
Then, Autumn and Winter give lengthy nights with no light pollution, the black dark skies offer stargazing with no light pollution, and the snow-capped mountains are capable of competing with some of the top winter locations around.
The Great Glen Way travels through a public right of way. The city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is located approximately 15 miles to the north of the Great Glen Way. Inverness is home to numerous commercial, educational, retail, and service establishments, in addition to a bustling mainline railway station and an international airport.
You can learn more about the history, myths, and mysteries surrounding Loch Ness at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which is located in the village of Drumnadrochit. Loch Ness is one of the largest and deepest expanses of water in Scotland, as it plunges to a depth of over 260 metres (over 800 feet). It is also the largest string of lochs along the Great Glen.
Take a boat ride on the Loch if you book at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. The boat will take you out to the deepest point of Loch Ness, show you the marker posts used by John Cobb during his water speed record attempt, tell you all the secrets of Urquhart Castle, and of course tell you about the shy monster. If you book at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, you can take a boat ride on the Loch.
You may also take a boat tour on Loch Ness from the harbour at the Clansman Hotel, as well as the new pier at Dochgarroch, which is located just outside of Inverness and is where the sightseeing bus departs each day during the summer.
Hiking is a popular activity among both tourists and locals because of the breathtaking vistas that can be seen from various places along the trail.
Depending on your level of fitness, the Great Glen Way can be completed in about seven days, while the Loch Ness Trail encircles the loch for approximately 80 miles.
You need to keep an eye out for way-markers as you make your way up the short path that leads to the beginning of the 'Craigmonie Woodland Trails' trailhead from Drumnadrochit.
There are several tough areas that require stamina and experience in order to complete the trip. Hikers can either work their way up or down the mountain routes depending on their skills and level of experience. You may wish to attempt the Munro's or the Corbett's.
You can get to many different walks and view points from the village of Drumnadrochit. Some of these walks include The falls of Divach, Urquhart Woods, Abriachan Forest Trust,Contin Forest Walk, Glen Urquhart Forest trails and water falls, Allt na Criche, Daviot Woods, Inverfarigaig, Little mill, Boblainy Forest, Daviot Wood, Balmacaan, Plodda Falls, Dog falls, Or
You should be aware that there are seasonal bye laws that came into effect on March 1, 2017, that affect how you can camp in some areas between the months of March and September. If you plan to "wild camp," you should be aware of these laws and check with the local authorities to ensure that you are in compliance with them.
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