Are you looking for a holiday with plenty of things for you to do here in the UK? It’s important to find a break that will let you experience as much as possible, whilst still staying safe from Coronavirus. You don’t need to go abroad to eat fine food, and you certainly don’t need to travel far to see stunning scenery. Those who choose to come to Inverness for walks around Loch Ness are greeted with warm hospitality and amazing adventures, and they leave with memories to last a lifetime.
There is so much space around here that staying socially distant can be easy. Walking the trail with family and friends is a great way to enjoy a holiday with a difference together.
Why come to Loch Ness for a socially-distant holiday?
Loch Ness holidays can be everything from relaxing by the water to hiking up mountains. There’s something for everyone here, whether you are on your own or coming for a Loch Ness family holiday. One of the best ways to get the most out of the area is by following the Loch Ness 360° trail. This takes you along the entire circumference of the loch, taking you to amazing places you might not have found otherwise. Examples include the magnificent Falls of Foyer and the Wade Bridge at Whitebridge.
At a time when we all need to be socially distant from each other to stop the spread of Covid-19, this is an excellent walk to take. That’s because of the wide open spaces you will pass through, plenty of room on paths and many opportunities to feel like you are a hundred miles from the nearest person.
And if you are looking for a dog holiday in Scotland, then this is perfect! Dogs are very welcome throughout the trail – just make sure you keep them on a lead or under close control when near livestock or wildlife. They will love walks near Loch Ness – and might even enjoy a dip in the water too!
Staying safe on holiday
There are plenty of amazing and fascinating places you can visit on the Loch Ness 360° trail which don’t require you to enter any buildings or interact with others.
For example, did you know that off the banks of Loch Ness, near Boleskin Graveyard, there’s Boleskin House which was once owned by the occultist Aleister Crowley and later by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin? Although a fire nearly destroyed it, there are people working hard to restore it to its past glory. You’ll pass this house and graveyard on Section 4 of the trail. Although you cannot go into the house, you are free to walk around the graveyard. Keep an eye out for the tombstone of Donald Fraser of Erchit – can you see any bullet holes?
All cafes and restaurants around the trail are working in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidelines. However you are also welcome to bring a picnic for the family and sit with some of the best views in the world whilst munching down on your cheese and tomato sandwiches. This includes at the top of Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, where you can see Loch Ness stretch out below you, and sights sometimes as far as Ben Nevis.
Seasonal walks around Loch Ness
It doesn’t matter what time of year you come, Loch Ness walking trails all offer something different in spring, summer, autumn and winter. It’s a great place to come and avoid crowds and stay away from Coronavirus hotspots. There are so many amazing walks around Loch Ness that spending time here might just become an annual family tradition.