REWALK JANUARY 2015
Walks Inverness & Loch Ness – Authors: John & Trina Wombell
Re walked by Richard & Maggie Legate
This guide covers the city of Inverness and the hills, lochs and glens immediately to its south and west. Inverness has long been the administrative capital of the Highlands; an importance which is due entirely to its position. The city sits at the northern end of the Great Glen: the massive fault line which runs north-east to south-west through the northern half of Scotland, and which has long been the main line of communication between the two sides of the country. Nowadays, that means that it carries the A82, but from earliest times travellers journeyed by – or on – the string of lochs which fill the glen (a journey made easier, around 200 years ago, by the building of the Caledonian Canal). The major feature of the Great Glen is Loch Ness: at 23 miles/37km in length and 755ft/230m at its deepest point the largest body of fresh water in the UK.
The bulk of the walks in this guide are in Inverness, by the canal, or by Loch Ness, with the remainder scattered amongst the surrounding hills and tributary glens (Glen Moriston, Glen Urquhart, Glen Affric), or on the low land west from Inverness, south of the Beauly Firth, towards the little town of Beauly. Highlights include the views from the hill climb up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, the extensive forest of Scots pine around Loch Affric, the canal-side walk south of Inverness and the old military road over the Corrieyairack Pass.
The guide has been completely rewalked, but though descriptions have been updated few significant alterations were needed. For more details of the guide or to buy a copy, click here.
For more details or to buy a copy click here.