Explore Glen Affric and Strathglass

Glen Affric is a magnificent glen and national nature reserve, located within the Strathglass valley in the Scottish Highlands. Ancient forests of Caledonian pinewood, heather moorland, sparkling lochs and towering mountains make up its stunning landscapes. The glen is known as the most beautiful in Scotland and is popular for walking, climbing and mountain biking.

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Explore Glen Affric

An array of spectacular sites to behold in this magical area

Visiting Glen Affric

A single-track road from Cannich village is the only public route into Glen Affric, with car parks at Dog Falls, Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin and River Affric. There is plenty of holiday accommodation in Cannich, including hotels, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and a caravan park and campsite. There is a local pub, village shop and post office. Tomich, Beauly and Struy are also popular places to stay nearby.

 

Dog Falls

The first car park you’ll come to in Glen Affric is Dog Falls. A series of waterfalls, so-called because they resemble the shape of a dog’s leg. There are three walking trails here with wonderful views.

 Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin

This is a great picnic spot with car parking, looking out to Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain. Although there are no waymarked routes, there are some smaller paths, which will take you down to the loch.

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So much to see

Tumbling rivers and cascading waterfalls - a site to behold

River Affric

At the end of the public road, River Affric is a great stopping point. There are two walking trails and you can also walk around Loch Affric or go up into the mountains  … if you’re looking for more adventure! This is a good place for wildlife spotting, home to creatures like golden eagles and red deer.

Plodda Falls

You can access Plodda Falls from the nearby village of Tomich. The car park is sign-posted from there. This is the highest waterfall in the area and there is an amazing viewing platform at the top. You’ll find two walking trails with waymarks here.

Cycling at Glen Affric

There are many different biking trails around Glen Affric and the Strathglass area. Cycling and mountain biking guide.

Affric Kintail Way

This is a cross-country walking and cycling route, which starts in Drumnadrochit and ends in Morvich, passing through The Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. The Affric Kintail Way is for experienced walkers and bikers who enjoy a challenge.

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