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A popular year-round destination for outdoor lovers, Inverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands and a popular year-round destination for those who like a variety of outdoor activities. A popular destination for both visitors and inhabitants alike, the breathtaking beauty that can be found at numerous locations across the city is a great magnet for both. According to their abilities, endurance, and past experience, hikers can choose whether to ascend or descend the mountain pathways.

People who take pleasure in spending time outside and participating in a variety of sports and other activities related with the great outdoors frequently travel to the city of Inverness, which is located in the Inverness-Shire council district of the Scottish Highlands. This city is frequently visited by people who enjoy spending time outside. People who believe it's fun to be outside for extended amounts of time will enjoy visiting to this town throughout the remainder of the year because there are plenty of opportunities to do so.
This is due to the fact that the town is a well-known destination for engaging in a wide range of pursuits that are associated with the natural environment. The reason for this is because the town has a lot of different things to provide for its residents. Hiking is something that a lot of people enjoy doing, both visitors and locals, because it enables them to take in the magnificent scenery that is spread out along the trail in a number of different places. For this reason, hiking is something that a lot of people enjoy doing. As a consequence of this, going hiking is something that numerous individuals take pleasure in accomplishing. As a result of this, going hiking is something that a lot of people enjoy doing because it allows them to get some fresh air and exercise.
As they move through the landscape and make their way through the mountains, hikers have the option of either going up or down the mountain routes as they travel through the mountains. This provides individuals with a greater degree of control over the manner in which they experience the terrain. When making this determination, the hiker's capabilities, levels of endurance, and degrees of competence should, in that order, serve as the proper points of reference.

  • Inverness Latitude 57.477773 Longitude -4.224721
  • Inverness Postcode IV1
GPS Track Details
Track length: 81.97 km
Moving time: 8:11
Average speed: 10.01 km/h
Total ascent: 595 m
Total descent: 663 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Overall rating: 5 (25 vote(s))

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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