Walking in the Highlands – autumn in Glen Affric, near Inverness

Loch Affric in autumn

Loch Affric in autumn

Yesterday we spent a beautiful autumn afternoon walking in Glen Affric, one of the most beautiful places in the Highlands. It’s only about a 40 minute drive from Inverness to Glen Affric, but it’s as if one has been transported to another world – a magical world of lochs, waterfalls, mountains, and ancient woodland.

Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, Glen Affric

Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, Glen Affric

Without the slightest of breezes to ruffle the water, the lochs were like glass. The trees were ablaze in their autumn glory, and the scarlet berries of the rowan trees were brilliant in the sunshine.

There are lots of different walks to do in Glen Affric – ranging from short trails along rocks and through woodland, or along forestry commission lanes, to longer hill walking treks. There are waterfalls at both Dog Falls and Plodda Falls.

Mountain views from Glen Affric

Mountain views from Glen Affric

If you are planning a visit to Inverness and enjoy walking, try not to miss the enchantment of Glen Affric. Your Inverness B&B accommodation provider will be happy to give your directions on how to reach Glen Affric. In summer there is a bus service available, running right into the Glen. In winter the bus service goes as far as Cannich.

For anyone walking the glens around Inverness, check out our Inverness bed and breakfast association website for the best places to stay in Inverness.