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Loch Ruthven RSPB Reserve

Loch Ruthven RSPB Reserve
Loch Ruthven is a RSPB reserve near Farr in the hills above Loch Ness.

This beautiful, tranquil loch is fringed by sedges and birch woods. Visit in early spring, when our must-see bird, the rare Slavonian grebe, looks its best in gorgeous red and golden plumage, the jewel of the Highland Lochs. Spend time in the hide and watch their fascinating behaviour. While you’re here you’ll also see ospreys, divers and toads.

Duration: 1-2 hours

Length: Approx. 3km

Difficulty: Easy, relatively flat, good woodland paths. Some mud.


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Dores Beach And Torr Point

Dores Beach And Torr Point
A beautiful walk taking in some of the best and most iconic views of Loch Ness.

The walk starts from the Dores Inn car park and then makes it's way across Dores beach with stunning view sdown Loch ness. From the end of the beach make your way up onto the track and then follow this along the waters edge out to the far end of Tor Point. The path then curves round to the right and continues to follow Loch Ness down towards Aldourie Castle. From here the path doubles back towards Dores and arrived back behind Dores beach.

Duration: 1-2 hours

Length: Approx. 7km

Difficulty: Easy, relatively flat, good woodland paths. Some mud.
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South Loch Ness Trail

South Loch Ness Trail
A trail from Loch Tarff above Fort Augutus to Torbreck near Inverness

A brand new trail opened in 2011 and runs 28 miles up the beautiful and rural south side of Loch Ness.

Duration: several days

Length: Approx. 45km

Difficulty: Considerable walk rising 1200ft to Suidhe Viewpoint above Loch Tarff.
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Falls Of Foyers

Falls Of Foyers
A short walk, but the Falls Of Foyers is a must see sight on South Loch Ness

Parking is available by the Waterfall Cafe and Stores. The waterfall walk starts on the opposite side of the road and is a clealy marked path down to 2 viewing points.

Duration: 1 hour

Length: Approx. 1km

Difficulty: Moderate, steep climb, good woodland paths. Some mud.
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Inverfarigaig

Inverfarigaig
Various Woodland walks With Spectacular Loch Ness Views

There are a number of officially Forestry Commission marked paths through woodlands in the hills around the South Loch Ness village of Inverfarigaig. All paths start from the Forestry Commission car park in Inverfarigaig.

Duration: 1-2 hours (various)

Length: Approx. 1-4km (various)

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate, some moderate climbs, good woodland paths. Some mud.

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Caledonian Discovery Cruising Holidays

Caledonian Discovery Cruising Holidays
Caledonian Discovery - Cruising holidays with activities on the Caledonian Canal

Cruising activity holidays aboard our converted barge on the Caledonian Canal through the Great Glen.

We have 2 large holiday barges that cruise Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands of Scotland, providing a unique holiday experience amidst superb Highland scenery.

You can have a holiday of gentle relaxation or fun and adventure, it's up to you.

Optional outdoor activities include walking, cycling and watersports and in addition, on our themed weeks we offer wildlife, music and our very popular Walk the Great Glen week.

Accommodation is in twin ensuite cabins, food is freshly prepared by our resident cook and instruction for all activities is provided by a friendly, helpful instructor.

Visit our website at www.caledonian-discovery.co.uk for more information.

Your barge moves each day to a new location and guests can just relax aboard and enjoy the views or take part in a wide variety of fully inclusive outdoor activities.

The food is fantastic, freshly prepared by our resident cook.

Each barge has 6 twin cabins each with their own ensuite facilities to accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.

The friendly crew and home comforts are excellent. Many of our guests return again and again and still find new things to do and new places to explore. It's unique, it's relaxing and it’s every cruising holiday you want it to be, it’s the Caledonian Discovery experience!

We also run special interest weeks :
  • Walk the Great Glen - Coast to Coast 78 mile Long Distance Walk
  • 4-day Mini Cruise
  • Music on a Classic Cruise
  • Wildlife - Moray Firth and The Great Glen or Loch Linnhe
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The Trail of the Seven Lochs

The Trail of the Seven Lochs
A 50 mile route above Loch Ness

Taking in stunning views and varied terrain suitable for both walkers and riders.
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Three Lochs Circuit

Three Lochs Circuit
A varied walk through quiet countryside, taking in three Lochs of very different character.

Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours

Length: Approx. 12km

Difficulty: Easy relatively flat , good woodland paths. Some mud.
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