Explore the coastline or the woodlands, the villages or the archaeological remains. Check our Visitor Map of the Black Isle for inspiration, and have a look at Getting Around to widen your horizons with public transport.

Find information on walks and trails in the Black Isle and nearby from the excellent site WalkHighlands.

There's a network of signposted Core Paths across the peninsula. Click below for detailed maps:

The wonderful long distance walk The John o'Groats Trail crosses the Black Isle on Stage 1: Inverness to Culbokie and Stage 2: Culbokie to Alness

If you're heading somewhere new to you, have a quick check before you go of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code . It says that you can exercise access rights for:

  • Recreational purposes (such as pastimes, family and social activities, and more active pursuits like horse riding, cycling, wild camping and taking part in events)
  • Educational purposes (concerned with furthering a person's understanding of the natural and cultural heritage)
  • Some commercial purposes (where the activities are the same as those done by the general public), and
  • For crossing over land or water.

The three key principles of the Code are:

  • Respect the interests of other people
  • Care for the environment
  • Take responsibility for your own actions




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