Known as the capital of the Highlands, Inverness sits at the mouth of the River Ness and the junction of the Beauly Firth and the Moray Firth. This route takes you from the centre of Inverness to the market town of Dingwall using a mixture of roads and cycle paths. Along the way, you will cross the Kessock Bridge and take in the rolling landscape, seascapes and open skies of the Black Isle.
The route also passes the Black Isle Brewery at Munlochy and the Seal and Dolphin Centre at North Kessock - one of the best places in Europe to observe dolphins and seals in their natural habitat. At Maryburgh, the route crosses the River Conon on a bridge built by Thomas Telford. Look out for red kites which are often seen circling overhead here.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.