Activities Things to Do Highland Club Scotland
In addition to the Highland Club and Loch Ness Fort Augustus has, within and around the village, many other attractions, the Canal Locks, Boat trips, ceilidh .great places to eat and drink. Follow the link below for more information
Fort Augustus Guide
You can find more info on what's going on and upcoming events on: www.visitinvernesslochness.com
The Great Glen
The Highlands of Scotland have some of the finest landscapes in the UK and Loch Ness is in the centre of it all. It is a magnet to visitors from all over the world who come to participate in almost every conceivable type of outdoor activity, from bowls to snow boarding, 5 star golfing holidays to gliding and of course water sports!
The mountains and forests in the Highlands, and particularly in the Loch Ness and Inverness area, are a playground for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and climbers. The Great Glen Cycleway and the 73 miles long Great Glen Way both run the entire length of Loch Ness and both end (or start !) in Inverness. On the opposite side of Loch Ness, the 12,000 acre Farigaig forest contains many miles of forest trails and a network of quiet roads more suited for those that prefer less demanding riding and walking.
The golf courses - more choice than anywhere else in the UK, are all within an easy day out. There are more lochs, rivers and waterways for fishing than anywhere else in the UK. We can boast the biggest lake in the UK and some of the highest and most challenging mountains (Munros) in Scotland - in Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and nearby Glen Strathfarrar.
Water Sports and many other activities
Boots N Paddles: an adventurous outdoor activity company with bases in Inverness, Aviemore and Edinburgh. We offer amazing outdoor experiences for adult groups, families and companies including canoeing, archery, weaselling, whitewater sledging, gorge swimming, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling. We also offer scheduled activity days that can be booked on our website. Telephone 0845 612 5567 http://www.canoehirescotland.co.uk/
Canoe Hire Scotland: we offer a comprehensive canoe, kayak hire and shuttle service across Scotland. With Canadian canoes, sea, touring and sit-on-top kayaks for hire, plus an extensive range of additional equipment, we should be your first port of call for days out or multi-day expeditions. Telephone 0845 612 5567.
Jacobite Loch Ness cruises and tours. Jacobite offers a selection of cruises on Loch Ness of varying durations and with multiple pick up points. Not only that they offer pick up and drop service using Jacobite luxury coaches from Inverness. Also bus tours to several historic and scenic locations in the highlands. It is also easy to book cruises and tours online at the Jacobite website and this is advisable especially during the summer months as they do get very busy.
The Official Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. Now the Loch Ness Exhibition is a hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend of Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster legend ... The Drumnadrochit hotel is also host to Loch Ness shopping complex including Cashmere and woollens shop Whisky shop Heraldry shop, Nessie gift shop and a local craft studio - kiltmakers a Tartan shop.
A Day at Cawdor Castle will leave you with a lasting memory.
Cawdor Castle, the most romantic castle in the highlands, a 14th Century home of the Thanes of Cawdor.
Cawdor. A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for ... Scottish history that you can touch and see and sense for yourself. Cawdor Castle is not another cold monument, but a splendid house and the home of the Cawdor family to this day.
Open 7 days a week situated between Inverness and Nairn on the B9090 just off the A96
Fort Augustus Golf Club is within easy walking distance of the abbey. One of Scotland’s hidden gems Fort Augustus was laid out in 1924 by Harry Shapland Colt on the banks of the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness.It's a traditional heath land course and is widely regarded as the most challenging 9 hole course in Scotland.There are dual tee positions giving the course a true 18 hole feel. The dense gorse and heather that line the long narrow fairways demand accurate driving. Putting too is a real challenge with the sloping heavily undulated greens varying in speed depending on the weather conditions. The scenery never loses it's breathtaking appeal to those who have played here in the past or are visiting for the first time. Visitors very welcome and prices are very realistic!
Loch Ness Walks -Free online walks around Loch Ness and Glen Affric areas. Part of Visit Loch Ness, the site offers route descriptions for easy and intermediate walks which are suitable for all levels of fitness. The walks have photographs and one click print option for print and Go! The Visitlochness.com maps also feature cyling routes, visitor attractions, restaurant and much more besides.