Dog Walks around Inverness
As a lucky dog owner we are very fortunate to live in an area surrounded by beautiful scenery and a tremendous choice of dog walks around Inverness. Our Highland dog, Hector, enjoys regular trips to the Ness Islands, Inverness, which is just a few minutes walk from here. He also loves the beach and has several favourites. We also like walks in the woods along trail paths, always better if there’s a bit of water nearby for a quick dip. Best of all is when we walk with friends and their pooches, it’s great to sniff the Highland air with your chums around.
The Ness Islands
A fabulous, safe environment for dogs and children to walk and play. The Ness Islands are a collection of small islands in the middle of the River Ness, connected by pedestrian bridges. There are plenty of places to paddle in the river and you’re bound to meet other 4 legged friends there. Even without a dog it’s a must see for visitors to Inverness. It’s very close to the town centre yet it’s tranquil with some huge old trees and wildlife to see.
Our favourites are Dornoch, Rosemarkie and Nairn. Each is a car ride away but worth the trip. A good stretch of the legs on the beach can be followed up with coffee and cake at the Rosemarkie Beach Cafe for the dog owners whilst the cafe thoughtfully provides water bowls and dog biscuits for our charges.
Walks in the Woods around Inverness
To get away from it all we like to walk in the woods around Inverness. Craig Phadraic is within Inverness and gives a terrific view of the city from one of the highest points. Ord Hill is just over the Moray Firth on the Black Isle and one of our favourites is Aldourie woods near the village of Dores. It backs on to the shore of Loch Ness so it gives the dogs a chance to cool their paws in the water.
Here’s a selection of Hector’s dog walks around Inverness with some of his paw pals. if you’re wondering how we get the dogs to sit so beautifully for the photos, there’s a great deal of shouting going on in the background!