Dog Walking Holidays in Scotland | Loch Ness 360° Trail

Looking for the perfect adventure with your dog? Look no further than the wonderful Loch Ness 360° Trail. Dog Walking Holidays don’t get much better than this spectacular 80-mile loop around the entirety of Loch Ness. On the trail, you can even enjoy a range of activities with your dog, such as a canoe session on Loch Ness with In Your Element. Or you can enjoy a nature boat ride or go dolphin spotting with your dog with Dolphin Spirit.

The Loch Ness 360 ° Trail is fully dog friendly. All we ask is that you respect the countryside access code and look after the trail, our nature and farming stock whilst walking responsibly with your dog.

Loch Tarff in the Autumn with golden bracken in the foreground

Enjoying Nature Trails and Wildlife

During your explorations of the Loch Ness trail, you are sure to experience the most wonderful scenery and nature. The trail is well known for its deer, birdlife, squirrels and other popular animals that dogs love to chase! Furthermore, we enjoy a wide number of floor nesting birds and primarily grounded birds. Such as pheasant and grouse. During your explorations, please protect our wildlife and keep your dog close at all times.

Dog Friendly Accommodation Loch Ness

First things first! Let’s find some dog-friendly accommodation, Loch Ness. Whether you chose to stay in one of our many hotels, B&Bs or self-catering options, or if you want to glamp or wild camp, we have a wide selection of options available all around the loch. To help you find dog-friendly accommodation Loch Ness on Loch Ness, below we have listed accommodation options around the loch starting from Drumnadrochit. This then leads you along the north of Loch Ness to the farthest tip at Fort Augustus. From here, we follow dog-friendly accommodation along the south side back to Inverness:

Family in bed with dog on floor

Dog Walking Holidays, Trail Accommodation


The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

The Corriegarth, Inverness

The Royal Hotel, Inverness

North Loch Ness

Loch Ness Highland Cottages, North Loch Ness

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge, Drumnadrochit

The Loch Ness Inn, Drumnadrochit

Benleva Hotel, Drumnadrochit

Ancarraig Lodges Loch Ness, North Loch Ness

Eagle Brae, North Loch Ness

Farthest Tip at Fort Augustus

Kettle House, Fort Augustus

South Loch Ness Trail Accommodation

Loch Ness Shores Campsite and Glamping, Nr Fort Augustus

Camerons Tearoom & Cottage, Foyers, South Loch Ness

The Whitebridge Hotel, Whitebridge, South Loch Ness

Foyers Lodge, Foyers

The Craigdarroch Inn, Foyers, South Loch Ness

Dog Friendly Places to Eat on the Loch Ness 360 Trail

Likewise, when looking for dog-friendly walking holidays, finding dog friendly restaurants is also important. We have a range of pubs and dog-friendly cafes listed below to help you. Also, we have included a list of takeaways, so you can sit and eat Al Fresco with your dog:

Man with dog in lap at a cafe

North Loch Ness

The Clansman, North Loch Ness

Fort Augustus

The Loch Inn, Fort Augustus

South Loch Ness

The Craigdarroch Inn, Foyers, South Loch Ness

Camerons Tearoom & Cottage, Foyers, South Loch Ness

Waterfall Cafe, Foyers


Black Isle Brewery Bar, Inverness

The Snow Goose, Inverness

Cafe Nero, Inverness

Lady sitting in a forest with her dog

Dog Friendly Walking Holidays

If you need any more help organising or planning your dog walking holidays around the Loch Ness 360° Trail, please do contact us. Or, for more information on walking smaller sections of the trail, we have split the 80 mile trail into 6 sections for you to explore. We also have a list of other dog walks for you to enjoy whilst on holiday in our lovely area of the Scottish Highlands.

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