Places To Visit
Cannich lies on the doorstep of Glen Affric which has National Nature Reserve status and is home to an array of plant and bird life, especially some beautifully coloured dragonfly species. Woodland trails take you to lochs and rivers, and viewpoints that allow you to see the splendour of the glen and its surrounding mountains. The nearest trail to Cannich is 15 minutes by car or a 30 minute bike ride. In summer a local bus service takes you right into the glen allowing time for walking and a picnic. Try fishing for wild brown trout in Loch Benevean.
Take a car or bike ride over the hill to Glen Cannich and follow the road to the massive Mullardoch Dam built in the 1940s to direct water to the Fasnakyle Power Station which provided the first electricity for the Highlands.
For history buffs a visit to Corrimony Cairn is a must. Situated on the road to Drumnadrochit, this ancient burial chamber is a great place to explore followed by a walk into the Corrimony RSPB reserve just along the road. Corrimony can be reached by car, bicycle or the local bus service.
For 'Monster Hunters' Drumnadrochit has visitor centres giving you lots of information about Loch Ness and the history of the monster sightings, or get a bit closer by taking a boat trip on the famous loch. Some lovely trails take you above Drumnadrochit for stunning views over Loch Ness. Visit Urquhart Castle ruins and find out about the Clans of the area.
Heading north from Cannich a 16 mile bus or car journey takes you to the pretty market town of Beauly, said to have been named by Mary Queen of Scots. As well as cafes and gift shops you will find the ruins of Beauly Priory. Continue north to Dingwall or to Strathpeffer, a Victorian Spa town where music and cultural events are often held at the Strathpeffer Pavilion.
Cannich lies just 25 miles away from Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. This great city for shopping also has Eden Court Theatre for plays, music, cinema and exhibitions. Inverness is a great place for dining out, live music and ceilidhs, and the Inverness Museum which houses many touring exhibitions and is free to enter.
During the summer months visit one of the many Highland Games hosted by towns and villages throughout the Highlands or the many sporting events that are annually held.
Whatever it is you want to see, let us know when you are visiting and we’ll do our best to give you some great ideas to make your visit as enjoyable as we can.