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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: 24.62 km
Moving time: 2:27
Average speed: 10.01 km/h
Total ascent: 250 m
Total descent: 505 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Overall rating: 6 (26 vote(s))

Starting from the the grounds of the Craig Dunain NHS hospital follow the track to the start of Blackfold to Abriachan. The way starts to slowly ascend with views to the north is over the Beauly Firth. This forest has several paths but the Way is clearly marked, the area can be exposed and mist is likely to sometimes hide the view. Turn into Craig Leach forest, the next four miles to Abriachan are on a single track road, walking first in woodland then over open moorland some 900 feet above sea level, although mostly a low-level walk there are some challenging sections. The route passes between Meall na h-Eilrig and Carn na Leitire, passing along the side of farm tracks until it starts to climb, with views over Urquhart Bay to Urquhart Castle, on the shore of the world-famous Loch Ness, home of many myths and legends, Follow the history of this turbulent region as the Way passes castles and forts, scenes of some of the Scotland’s bloodiest battles. In 1998 the community purchased 540 hectares of forest and open hill ground from Forest Enterprise. Since then, as a social enterprise, the Abriachan Forest Trust has managed this land to create local employment, improve the environment and encourage it’s enjoyment by the public through a network of spectacular paths, Abriachan Forest, is 15 km to the south-west of the city of Inverness, this section is perhaps the most varied of all, with further ascent and descent and a mixture of farmland, moorland and forestry, it is thought to be one of the biggest community owned woodlands in the UK. Follow the footpath on to the A82 to Drumnadrochit at Tychat, then follow the main road for less than 2 miles past Temple pier and the life boat station before reaching the Lochness Exhibition centre and into the village of Drumnadrochit.

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