Hill walking in the Highlands
"My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go."
Robert Burns (taken from My Heart's in the Highlands)
The most beautiful way to sample the vast array of spectacular scenery the Highlands has to offer is to get out among it. The Loch Ness Lodge Hotel is an ideal, comfortable base for walkers and climbers alike. If you'd like to bag a Munro or two, you won't find a better place to stay. We offer climbers and walkers a great location in terms of proximity to the Great Glen, the West Coast and Skye, and great facilities: ample parking, bath tubs in all our rooms, drying facilities, log fires, real ale, and good home cooking. Just what you need after a long day up in the mountains! We are also able to offer early continental breakfasts on request, delicious packed lunches and travel/transfer advise (for example we can help you to arrange bag transfers, bike hire and mountain guides.)
Munros in the Loch Ness area:
Carn Eige - The highest summit north of the Great Glen Way.
Mam Sodhail - A twin to the neighboring CarnEige (the two highest peaks north of the Great Glen).
Sgurr Nan Ceathreamhnan - A magnificent mountain, the culminating point of a series of fine ridges.
Sgurr Na Lapaich - situated on the north side of Loch Mullardoch.
An Riabhan - A massive ridged mountain.
Tom A Chainich - An 'e' shaped junction of three ridges above Glen Affric.
Sgurr A Choire Glais - A grand peak, topped with two fine cairns.
An Socach - A very remote mountain above the upper part of Loch Mullardoch.
Toll Creagach - A dome like summit with shallow corries.
Sgurr Fhuar-thuill - A grassy ridge with some dramatic corries.
Ben Wyvis - A large, prominent Munro with excellent views (you can see all the way to Inverness on a clear day). A very popular Munro.
Beinn Fhionn Laidh - A challenging Munro but worth the trek!
Sguirr na Ruaidhe - One of four Glen Strathferror Munros.
Can nan Gobhor - An interesting Munro with a distinctive, rounded peak.
Mullach nan Dheiragain - This mountain is awkward to reach, and not for the faint hearted!
An Socac - This is a very remote Munro at the heart of Glen Affric.