So much to do, so many sports to try.
At Kiltarlity, you are at the heart of the great Highland outdoors. Make the most of it!
Walking Short or long, low or high, lochs or mountains, you’ll genuinely be spoiled for choice. The more energetic can tackle challenging Munros in the nearby Affric hills, like the twin peaks of Mam Sodhail and Carn Eighe - the highest peaks north of the Great Glen - or the ring of Munros in Glen Strathfarrar. For easier rambling, you’ll find a wealth of paths and tracks through woods, moorland and along the shore - follow way-marked, timed walks or strike out on your own with a map.
Mountain-biking We’re just a couple of miles from Abriachan, with 14km of trails for varying ability and spectacular views. Also nearby is Strathpeffer, home to the 24 hour “Strathpuffer” race and a huge network of natural trails to explore. Make a day trip to the challenging trails of Learnie Red Rock, the Golspie Highland Wildcat (the longest single-track descent in Britain), and Laggan Wolftrax and Glenlivet, both with spectacular views of the Cairngorms and trails for all levels or for the ultimate challenge, Fort William, home to the famous World Cup Downhill.
Fishing On our doorstep, the Beauly and Conon rivers are among the best salmon rivers in Scotland, while brown trout are found in many rivers, burns and lochs - stocked lochs giving the angler a good chance of a catch! We can provide information on permits and, further afield, sea-angling can be arranged from Portmahomack or Scrabster.
Golf Muir of Ord golf course is only eight miles away, as is Aigas, a charming course in the Strathglass hills. Inverness boasts three golf courses within the city and, just six miles east, Castle Stuart, recent home of the Scottish Open. Many other fine golf courses are within easy reach, including famous Royal Dornoch overlooking the golden sands of the Moray Firth.
Water sports Sailing, windsurfing and kayaking are available in a variety of locations including the picturesque Loch Insh near Aviemore and at the Great Glen Water Park, which also offers white water rafting, canoeing and walk-on-water balls. The Aquadome in Inverness has a large indoor pool, with waves, rapid river and flumes.
Ponytrekking Explore the tracks overlooking Loch Ness, or deep into the hills between Strathglass and Glen Moriston on the back of a canny, sure-footed Highland pony! All levels catered for - short treks for beginners and small children and whole day expeditions. See Borlum Farm at Drumnadrochit - www.borlum.com and Highland Pony Trekking at Cougie - www.highlandponytrekking.com.
Guided activities Kiltarlity is a great base for following an established hobby or trying something new: quad-biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, lazertag, wow balls and zip wires are all available nearby. Our activity partners Boots n Paddles have a wide variety of activities that we can book for you. There are guided ranger walks from locations throughout the Highlands virtually every day during the summer and children of all ages love the Landmark Forest Adventure Park at Carrbridge.
Just ask Whatever your interests, we can help with information, directions and booking - just phone or email us in advance, or come into Reception once you’re here.