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Things to do in Cannich

Date published: 18/1/2024

About Cannich

Cannich is nestled at the head of two remote glens and is a great walking destination in the Scottish Highlands. This village is surrounded by the scenic slopes of Beinn a Chairein and positioned at the meeting point of Glen Cannich, Glen Affric and Glen Urquhart. Cannich is the perfect place to explore the surrounding area for nature enthusiasts.

Glen Affric Nature Reserve

Glen Affric is an amazing place to visit if you are looking for things to do in Cannich. Just a short 10-minute drive and you are in the home of more than 30 miles of ancient pine forests. Glen Affric also has one of Scotland’s largest ancient Caledonian pine woods. Here you will find a range of wildlife, so remember to take your binoculars. Otters, red squirrels, red deer, osprey just to name a few! Glen Affric in Scotland has been declared a protected National Nature Reserve because of its outstanding natural beauty. There are plenty of pathways and forest rails around to follow for walkers and cyclists. You will come across the beautiful Dog Falls and Plodda Falls nearby for a photo opportunity and enjoy the natural falls of Glen Affric.

Dog falls, scottish highlands
Dog Falls in Glen Affric, near Cannich.

Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin

Explore Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin a serene spot nestled in Scots pine and birch trees, offering a stunning view of the loch. This hidden gem is ideal for a leisurely picnic. You can follow small paths along the lochside, as there aren’t marked trails. For a more adventurous view, check out the steep track near Allt na Imrich, providing breathtaking scenery just a few hundred yards back down the glen. It’s a must-visit among the things to do in Cannich.
Though Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin seems untouched, it plays a crucial role in a hydroelectric project dating back to the 1950s. The water is piped from Glen Cannich to the north, feeding into Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain. From there, it flows to the power station at Fasnakyle, down the glen toward Cannich. This eco-friendly system was designed to safeguard the landscape and wildlife of Glen Affric.

Trout and Salmon Fishing

Cannich and its surrounding area offer a unique chance for passionate anglers to fish targeting wild trout and salmon against the backdrop of Scotland’s stunning landscapes. At Eagle Brae, we offer luxury fishing holidays in Scotland if you are a keen angler and looking for things to do in Cannich. You can book your fishing trips in advance to enjoy during your stay.</p>

Man standing in the river fishing.
Fishing holidays near Cannich.

As you can see there are plenty of local activities and things to do in Cannich. When you’re finished exploring, your luxury log cabin will be waiting for you. Sit back, relax and relive the adventures of the day.

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