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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When walking in the Highlands of Scotland, make Shenval organic Bed and Breakfast, near Loch Ness, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Glen Strathfarrar and Kintail, your holiday accommodation base for a wide variety of walks. On the Affric-Kintail Way since 2014, Shenval organic B&B is ideal for short strolls, low level walks and rambling, hillwalking, Corbett and Munro bagging, long distance walking and trekking.
Green tourism motivates you? To be kept up to date with outdoor events in our area, click 'Outdoor events' in the left hand column.
Trust your Shenval B&B hosts to advise you on walks best suited to your tastes and abilities: we have over 40 years of rambling and hill walking experience in the Highlands of Scotland, from seashores to mountain tops. Our Ordnance Survey maps are freely available too. For the immediate area around Shenval: O.S. Landranger® Maps (1:50000) Nos 25 and 26.
Sample a walking day with us on the Glen Affric Munros.

Before you set off for the hills, make sure you know what the weather is likely to be with this general North West Highland Mountain forecast

And if you want more detailed info for specific hills in our area, go to this Met Office LINK

For walking access to the local hills during the stag stalking season (1st July to 20th October) and for motorised vehicle access to nearby Glen Strathfarrar, see our LINKS 

For families: walking is available on numerous forest trails and footpaths, past your accommodation base at Shenval B&B in Glenurquhart and in Cannich, Drumnadrochit, Abriachan and Fort Augustus, by Loch Ness and in Strathglass, Glen Affric, Glen Cannich, Strathfarrar and the Black Isle, including a wide choice of seaside, river, canal and lochside walks. Guided walks with Highland Council and Forestry Commission Rangers
For the more energetic
Long distance walking:
Great Glen Way Inverness to Fort William via Loch Ness.
Affric-Kintail Way officially opened in Spring 2015: Loch Ness to Isle of Skye via Glenurquhart, Strathglass and Glen Affric: goes past the very doorstep of our Shenval Bed & Breakfast. 

While the Kintail Munros are just over 50 minutes drive away from Shenval B&B, within 30 minutes drive of our Shenval bandb accommodation, there is an extensive choice of hillwalking in Glens Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar, with no less than 17 Munros (hills over 3000ft-914m) and 5 Corbetts (hills between 2500ft -762m- and 3000ft.). Among these, the highest hills north of the Great Glen, Carn Eighe (1183m.) and Mam Sodhail (1180m.) rise above Loch Affric; from these summits, stunning coast to coast panoramic views can be had, from the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides in the west to the Moray Firth in the east and from Torridon in the north to Ben Nevis to the south.

The more remote Munros of Glen Cannich and Glen Affric are a challenge for Shenval B&B guests. The Mullardoch Ferry boat provides the answer. The service runs from October 21st until the end of July, weather permitting. See www.lochmullardochferry.co.uk

Local walking events: TGO challenge from the West coast to the North Sea Coast over two weeks

An Tudair ridge, Glen Affric by Shenval B&B 

Glen Affric walk near Shenval B&B © Enno Nilson

walking in Glen Affric from Shenval B&B © Alain Vermeulen 

Winter walking in Glen Affric, near Shenval B&B Highlands of Scotland

Munro walking Mam Sodhail, Glen Affric, near Shenval B&B © Thomas Neubert

Forest walk at Plodda Falls, near Shenval B&B © Katie Medcalf

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