GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Inverness River Walk

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a short stroll along the River Ness on this popular waterside walk in Inverness. The route starts at the impressive riverside castle and follows the riverside path along the Great Glen Way to the delightful Whin Park. It's a lovely area with peaceful woodland next to the river and the delightful Ness Islands in Whin Park at the end of the walk. The islands are a natural beauty spotwith attractive woodland with otters and deer to look out for. In the park you can also enjoy a ride on the Ness Islands Railway. The super miniature railways runs in the summer months and includes a crossing of a 140-foot iron bridge dating from 1837.
It's easy to extend your walk by picking up the Caledonian Canal and following the to path to Loch Dochfour.

River Ness OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

River Ness Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Inverness Canal and Forest Walk will take you along the canal before heading to Craig Phadrig Forest, which lies just to the west of the city. The forest is a peaceful place for walks and includes a viewpoint with an Iron Age Hillfort.
Near Inverness you could head a short distance north east to visit one of the historic highlights of the area at Culloden Battlefield. There's a circular walking trail here which explores the site of the famous battle of 1746. The site includes an informative visitor centre where you can learn all about this fascinating conflict.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.


River Ness, Inverness - - 1969045

River Ness, Inverness

River Ness, Inverness - - 1290706

In the background, the castle is in prime position to survey the river and all approaches to the town. Although not very old - it was built in 1835 - the castle occupies the site of an earlier fortress, dominating the River Ness

Inverness Cathedral and the River Ness from the Castle with Dunain Hill top right - - 56625

Inverness Cathedral and the River Ness from the Castle with Dunain Hill top right

Inverness, four spires - - 449993

Inverness, four spires


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

River Ness.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)