Things To Do.....

Glen Affric Holiday Park is located in the heart of the Highlands meaning that both east and west coasts are easily accessible by road and there are many places to visit.

Walking

Recently declared a National Nature Reserve Glen Affric offers the most fantastic walking opportunities in Scotland with numerous munros and more gentle walks for all levels. There are many rivers, lochs and waterfalls to discover. For less strenuous ascents into the mountains take the gondola to 650 metres on Aonach Mor beside Ben Nevis this side of Fort William, or the funicular railway in the Cairngorms National Park. There are some excellent Glen Affric walking ideas and links on the Forestry Commission website.

Cycling

Many guests bring their bikes; with no main road and little traffic cycling particularly mountain biking is very popular over a network of unclassified roads and forest tracks. Bicycles are available for hire locally.

Outdoor Extreme Sports

There are a number of providers who can organise group activities or you can join others in canoeing, kayaking, raft building, abseiling, WoW Balls to name a few. This website can give you an idea of what’s available and we would be happy to organise on your behalf. Just let us know.

Wildlife

There is an abundance of wildlife to reward the observant visitor. Deer, pine martens, and red squirrels can be seen in the woods, and buzzards, capercaillie and even golden eagles will delight the keen birdwatcher. Lots of visitors take the opportune ity to vists the Moray Firth and watch the Dolphins. There is and RSPB Reserve at Loch Ruthven (17miles) where in the summer months you may see the rare slavonian grebe nesting or ospreys fishing.

Fishing

The rivers and lochs of the surrounding Glens are historically famous for wild brown trout and Atlantic Salmon Fishing. Hire or rods, boats and a Gillie can be arranged if required.

Golf

Aigas (approx 15 mins drive) has a scenic 9 hole course and a friendly club where they welcome visitors. There are other challenging courses, 3 at Inverness, 2 at Nairn and 1 at Cawder Castle. Details of all the surrounding golb clubs can be found here.

Cruises on Loch Ness

Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle with Jacobite Cruises. Other cruises may be taken from Fort Augustus.

Castles and Battlefields within easy reach

Urquhart Castle dominates the northern banks of Loch Ness; impressive new visitor centre

Loch Ness Exhibition Centre is a hi-tech multi-media presentation leading you through 7 themed areas and 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness and the famous Nessie legend. Also here is the largest one stop shopping complex on Loch Ness featuring everything including, Heraldry , Kiltmakers, Tartans, The Nessie shop and our famous Whisky shop.

Cawdor Castle a 14th century stately home with links with Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton; has beautiful gardens.

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich, a romantic setting and impressive interior.

Gardens

Inverness Floral Hall features an indoor subtropical oasis.

Abriachan Nurseries 3 acres of vivid garden on the north shore of Loch Ness.

Genealogy

Research Highland history or trace your family tree at the Highland Archive Centre.

Theatre

Eden Court Theatre in Inverness provides a year round programme of entertainment to suit all tastes.

 

Who said the Highlands was boring!! We can help organise any of the above activities in advance of your visit. Just drop us an e mail or give us a call.