Short Walks in and around Inverness

If you’re visiting Inverness, Loch Ness and the surrounding area and enjoy getting outdoors, we have plenty of short walks for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for good dog walks, wanting to get the family out for a stroll or simply want to explore the Highlands on foot on short walks, we have just the ticket. Below are some of our favourite short walks and hidden gems in and around Inverness for your enjoyment. Please do contact us if you have any more short walks to recommend!

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Invermoriston Bridge and Folly

There’s a little village near Inverness which is a bit off the beaten track, but…...

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Divach Falls

If you are looking for a quiet escape near Loch Ness, then a walk to…...

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River Ness and Ness Islands

Planning a visit to Loch Ness? With a brooding atmosphere and mythical past, it’s a…...

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The Preacher’s Footsteps at Glenmoriston

Near Inverness, there's a pair of footprints that have been in the ground for over…...

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Reelig Glen

Reelig Glen is an ancient forest, known locally as Fairy Glen. This old woodland by…...

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Dochgarroch Loop and Clachnaharry Route

The Dochgarroch Loop is one of the most popular circular routes. The walk starts and…...

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Walking Trails and Spectacular Views

From city walks around Inverness to strolls along Loch Ness’ shores, there are plenty of short walks to discover in this glorious part of Scotland.

Some of our favourites include the following. Walk up to the ancient fort site on top of Craig Phadrig. Wander along the banks of the River Ness, or down the Caledonian Canal. Take on a smaller part of the Loch Ness 360° Trail – there are six sections to pick from. Visit Urquhart Bay Woods, Daviot Wood, Loch Ruthven, the Falls of Foyers or Aldourie Castle.

Whichever course you choose, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty and nature of Inverness and the Highlands. With historic sites and castles, along with mountains, lochs, rivers and glens to take your breath away. Be on the lookout for Scottish wildlife such as deer, grouse, osprey, ptarmigan, red squirrels, eagles, pine martens and so much more.

Highland Walking Holidays

For those intrepid hikers, trailblazers and walking holiday enthusiasts, you have come to the right place. The Scottish Highlands is your playground! Visit our Inverness and Loch Ness walking routes page, for more tracks, trails and walking ideas. Get in touch and share your favourite short walks near Inverness with us today!