Walking and biking in Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, near Shenval B&B Walking and biking in Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, near Shenval B&B Walking and biking in Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, near Shenval B&B

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This page features all the major Highland wildlife, Scotland food and drink and outdoor sports events -except Highland Games listed HERE- held over the year around your holiday accommodation base at Shenval organic B&B in the Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Inverness area in the Highlands of Scotland. Tastebuds experiences, Guided walks, Duathlon, Marathon and Half-Marathon, Glen Affric Duathlon:  there is something for most endeavours and for relaxed spectating and enjoyment.  Open air concerts and festivals are listed HERE. For more wildlife watching and conservation events see our Facebook

Sunday 23rd, Etape Loch Ness, near Shenval Bed&Breakfast. A cycling event taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360° closed-road route around the loch starts and finishes in the Highland capital of Inverness, offering 900 m of ascent. For seasoned cyclists and newcomers.

11th-26th May 2022 TGO Challenge.

Between Friday 26th May– Sunday 4th June, The LochNess360 Challenge is a new three-day running or cycling event in Scotland. It’s 129 km and over 3000 m of ascent, with breathtaking views – what more could you ask for? This is the inaugural year for the Loch Ness 360 Challenge. Following the Loch Ness 360 trail along the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail around Loch Ness, this is a challenge with a view that you’ll never forget. Multi options for this 129km gruelling challenge: the Mountain Bike Challenge to complete in under 14 hours, the 3 Days-3 Marathons to complete between under 8 to 10 hours each and the Ultra Marathon be completed within 24h. Full details at https://lochness-360.com.

Saturday 17th:  The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly. Highland Cross exists to raise money for causes that benefit the people of Highland, disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social need.
More details at www.highlandcross.co.uk.

The Highland Archaeology Festival will run from late September till mid-October and will feature some online events. Provided by the Highland Council in scores of locations from Argyll to Caithness and from Moray to the Isle of Skye, the festival celebrates the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free! Events nearest to Shenval B&B are highlighted below, marked HAF. Full festival details on www.highlandarchaeologyfestival.org where museums and archives access can also be found. Among those: Wardlaw Mausoleum, near Kirkhill, Dingwall Museum, Cromarty Courthouse Museum, Highland Archive Centre in Inverness, etc.

Sunday 1st, Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. only 30mns away from Shenval Bed & Breakfast, with shorter races of 5 and 10k and Wee Nessie for kids under 5. Not just run and sweat: there is also live music, kids activities and a food and drink fayre. Full details on www.lochnessmarathon.com


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