GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dingwall Canal Walk

1 miles (1.7 km)

This walk takes you along the Dingwall Canal in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands. It's a fine place for an easy stroll with some splendid coastal views at the end of the walk.
The walk starts from Pefferside Park where there is a car parking area and views of the River Peffery which runs along the eastern side of the park. From here you can pick up trails heading east through the park to link up with the canal. Follow the canal east and it leads you to the Ferry Point park on the Cromarty Firth. In the park there's a picnic area and some wonderful views over the Firth to enjoy.

Dingwall Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dingwall Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Dingwall Canal Walk

  • Loch Glass - This walk takes you along peaceful Loch Glass in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Rogie Falls - This short walk visits a series of lovely waterfalls in the Highlands
  • Loch Achilty - This walk visits the lovely Loch Achilty in the Scottish Highlands
  • Caledonian Canal - Follow the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Loch Dochfour on this waterside walk or cycle in the Scottish Highlands
  • Inverness Canal and Forest Walk - This varied walk from the city first takes you along the Caledonian Canal before heading to the nearby Craig Phadrig Forest
  • River Ness - Enjoy a short stroll along the River Ness on this popular waterside walk in Inverness
  • Beauly River Walk - This walk visits Beauly, one of the loveliest villages in Scotland
  • Muir of Ord - This walk climbs to Ord Hill near the village of Muir of Ord, Easter Ross.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west of the town there's the splendid Rogie Falls and Loch Achilty to explore.

Photos

Dingwall Canal - geograph.org.uk - 3388543

The Dingwall Canalwas completed by 1819, to provide better access to the town, but was not a commercial success, and was abandoned in the 1880s after the arrival of the railways.

The "Round Dingwall Walk" near the "mouth" of the Dingwall Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1764278

The "Round Dingwall Walk" near the "mouth" of the Dingwall Canal. We are looking upstream in the picture and the tide is out. The path leads to Dingwall Junction where it crosses the railway. Only a narrow strip of land separates the north bank of the canal from the Cromarty Firth for this final half mile. Part of Dingwall is visible in the background.

The Dingwall Canal enters the Cromarty Firth - geograph.org.uk - 1764232

The Dingwall Canal enters the Cromarty Firth. The tide was out when this was taken. For the final half mile before it enters the sea, the canal is separated from the Cromarty Firth to the north by a narrow strip of land a few yards wide ending in the point shown near the middle of the image. Part of the Cromarty Bridge carrying the A9 is visible on the horizon to the left of the picture

Where the Dingwall Canal meets the sea - geograph.org.uk - 3840843

Where the Dingwall Canal meets the sea

Sculpture in Ferry Park, Dingwall - geograph.org.uk - 3388600

Sculpture in Ferry Park, Dingwall

The public park and picnic area at Ferry Point, Dingwall - geograph.org.uk - 4320580

The public park and picnic area at Ferry Point, Dingwall

St. James Street, Dingwall - geograph.org.uk - 3721192

St. James Street, Dingwall

High Street, Dingwall - geograph.org.uk - 2546811

High Street, Dingwall

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