Walks and outdoor activities
For those who love the outdoors, the River Beauly is a renowned salmon river. But, if trout is more your thing, the ironmonger in the village can give you some more local information on the type of fishing that is available. And, of course, there are some absolutely fabulous walks to be had in the area.
Starting with the River Beauly and Lovat Bridge Circular. A 5-mile circular walk that takes in a beautiful wooded section of the River Beauly with easy-to-follow paths and no hills to climb.
You could try Cnoc Croit na Maoile (Ord Hill) which is only 2 and a half miles but, has a fairly steep ascent. All the effort is worth it though as it takes you through open woodland and heather moorland and the views from the summit are spectacular.
The Abriachan Forest Community Trust have created an excellent woodland and moorland walk using their trails. The Abriachan Trails is a 5-mile walk with excellent quality paths and tracks and some fabulous views along the way.
Phoineas Hill is a short and easy climb through the forest up to the 180m summit. But the views over Beauly and the surrounding area are very much worth it. It is just 3 miles up to the site of an ancient Pictish fort above the Beauly Firth.
There are lots more Highland walks nearby that suit all abilities. We have detailed some of them for you. Take a look. There are also some great websites with more information on local walks and cycleways in Beauly.
Get Outside is worth a look. It has the option to swap between walking, cycling, and running routes, opening Ordnance Survey maps at the click of a button.
Walkhighlands gives a little more detail about the walks – how to get there on public transport and it even has a button to press to get the proper pronunciation for the names of the walks!