Culloden Battlefield Walk
This circular walk explores the site of the Battle of Culloden which took place as part of the Jacobite Rising in 1746. It's an atmospheric place with good walking trails, fine views and some fascinating history to enjoy.
You can start your walk from the car park at the excellent Visitor centre at the eastern side of the site. Then pick up the footpaths heading west to explore the battlefield and its historic landmarks. These include The Memorial Cairn, The Well of the Dead and the 18th century Leanach Cottage with its photogenic thatched roof.
After the walk you could explore the fascinating on site museum where you can learn all about the famous confrontation which is notable as the final battle of the Jacobite rising. The outcome was a defeat for the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie by the British. This effectively ended the Stuart quest to regain the throne.
Just to the north of the battlefield you'll also find Culloden Woods and the village of the same name. The woods have some peaceful cycling and walking trails to try.
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Culloden Battlefield Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Culloden Battlefield Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Culloden Battlefield OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Culloden Battlefield Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe selling a decent range of meals, drinks and snacks.
The battlefield is dog friendly though you are requested to keep them on leads or under close control. Dogs are not allowed inside the visitor centre.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west into Inverness and you could pick up the Caledonian Canal and follow it to the famous Loch Ness. Near here there's also some nice trails around Dores Beach and Loch Duntelchaig.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.