Loch Ness, Inverness, Black Isle and Affric 40 Favourite Walks
By Paul and Helen Webster
Loch Ness, with its legendary monster, is the most famous of all lochs. Holding more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. Featuring a great variety of walks, with waymarked trails and easy routes suitable for families.
Further north lies the magnificent Glen Affric – Scotland’s most beautiful glen. It is a wonderful area of the Highlands for walkers, having the highest mountains north of the Great Glen as well as some splendid lower-level and forest walks.
You will be able to complete many of the 40 walks in the book in half a day or less, leaving plenty of time for a visit to a café, attraction, distillery, historic site or boat trip. Some of the walks are on good paths and a few are waymarked, requiring only basic navigation. For the walks in fairly remote areas always take the relevant OS map and compass and know how to use them. Remember help may be far away. Ensure you have waterproof clothing, decent footwear and a map on all but the shortest or urban routes. The wildest and hilliest routes will require additional hillwalking equipment and map-reading skills.
Midges are often a problem in the summer months particularly in Glen Affric. To help, wear light clothing and experiment with repellents. Many locals use Smidge to prevent bites, whilst a midge-hood can help on a very still evening if you don’t mind being immersed in mesh.
96 pages / 105mm x 148mm