Enjoy a walk in Glen Affric on one of the many marked trails that snake through the Glen. Travel by car for about 20 minutes from Drumnadrochit along the A831. Continue through the village of Cannich to find the famous Glen Affric. As a matter of fact it is not just any old Glen but it is actually the most beautiful Glen in the Scottish Highlands. It is the perfect combination of pinewoods, lochs, rivers and mountains. Not to mention home, to an amazing range of wildlife.
The Affric Kintail Way also passes through the Glen on it’s way from Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness to Morvich at Kintail. This is a 44 mile long-distance route. So, ensure you make the relevant preparations if you make the decision to take up the challenge. More details can be found on the website www.affrickintailway.com
For the slightly less adventurous there are some equally lovely shorter trails through Glen Affric. As a matter of fact Coire Loch Trail is one these. Here, you can walk through a patchwork forest of ancient pines and birches as well as admiring a secluded little Lachan with a wonderful viewpoint above. The trail itself is 2 3/4 miles or 4.5kms long. It is formed of some narrow and uneven ground stretches with exposed trees roots coupled with some rough rocky sections, so make sure you take care. There are some long steep slopes for about 500m. Furthermore there is a narrow bridge and some road crossings, in addition to several sets of stone steps. But, despite all of this, it is a very enjoyable walk and one that we undertook recently as a family.
For more information on this and other walks in Glen Affric check out the guide from the Forestry Commission Scotland.
For great base within driving distance of these great walks look no further than Morlea B&B. Here you can recharge your batteries and dry your boots. Check out our rooms here and enjoy a warm welcome from Chris and myself