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Walking and Cycling around Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland

Are you a keen walker or do you prefer a stroll?  There are plenty of different walks available all around us, from leisure paced walks to more adventurous terrain walks in the Scottish Highlands. 

Royston Guest House is ideally placed for guests wishing to walk the section of the Great Glen Way between Invermoriston and Inverness and there is an abundance of great cycle routes. We can provide sample walks and cycle routes, advise on walking plans and organize transport, picnic lunches and seasonal packages to accommodate walkers and cyclists.

There are paths right on the doorstep of the city. In Inverness you can stroll around the banks and islands of the River Ness, and even extend your walk to the Caledonian Canal towpath.

The extensive path networks in the glens and forests surrounding the high Cairngorms make this area perfect for relaxing walks. Marked trails lead through woods, moors and by rivers and lochs, often with views of the surrounding mountains. Many routes run through tracts of ancient Caledonian Pine forest, which contain magnificent, gnarled trees and support a profusion of wildlife. In several locations the spectacular scenery has been used as a backdrop for filming the BBC TV series 'Monarch of the Glen'.

The Northern Highlands also offer splendid variety, all the way from the remote wildness of the austere rock-hewn landscapes of the far north west and Wester Ross, to the quintessentially Scottish architecture of the old burgh of Cromarty at the tip of the Black Isle or the ancient archaeological sites of Caithness.

There is a plethora of cycle rides around Inverness. And The 80 mile Great Glen Cycle Route runs from Fort William to Inverness.Bikes & Fitness of Inverness are one of the Highlands leading specialist and suppliers of quality and professional bikes and fitness clothing.

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