GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Inverness to Nairn

25 miles (40 km)

Travel along National Cycle Route 1 in this fascinating cycle ride which takes you past Culloden battlefield and the historic Bronze Age Clava Cairns.
The ride starts on the River Ness at Inverness, heading east to the historic village of Culloden. You then pass the famous Culloden Battlefield where the Jacobites were defeated by the British in 1746.
Soon after you will come to Clava Cairns - a Bronze Age Circular chamber which is also well worth a look.
The remainder of the ride then takes you through Assich Forest and along the River Nairn to Nairn.

Inverness to Nairn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Inverness to Nairn 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.
On the south eastern side of the Culloden battlefield there's also the Clava Cairns and the Culloden Viaduct. The ancient Bronze Age site includes prehistoric burial monuments and the remains of a medieval chapel. It's also a short walk from the eye catching Culloden Viaduct which carries the Highland Main Line over theRiver Nairn.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Inverness to Nairn.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Inverness to Nairn.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)