Places to Visit

Carnoch Farm is perfectly situated for exploring the area around Strathglass and the Glens. There are many local places of interest that you might like to visit. We will mention only some of them here but we are only too happy to advise our guests on all that our beautiful surroundings have to offer.


Glen Affric

Claimed by many to be the most beautiful glen in Scotland, with remnants of the old Caledonian pine forest. Loved and admired by photographers and artists. The Glen is a National Nature Reserve and conservation work is ongoing to preserve this area of oustanding natural beauty.

The public road goes some 10 miles into the Glen and en-route there are numerous places to stop with waymarked walks to enjoy. Enjoy the mountain and forest scenery and the splendour of Loch Affric and Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin (Benevean).

Plodda Falls

Plodda falls are situated three miles from the conservation village of Tomich, (built by Lord Tweedmouth) and are one of the most spectacular falls in the Highlands. The bridge over the falls was built by Lord Tweedmouth in 1880, restored by the Forestry Commission in the 1980s and eventually replaced in 2009. There are excellent views to be had of the falls with a viewing gallery near the foot.

While there, be sure to visit the nearby ruins of Guisachan House and perhaps venture to the remote hamlet of Cougie.

Glen Strathfarrar

Another Glen offering spectacular scenery, largely unspoilt and leading to the Hydro Electric Dam at Loch Monar. The road through Glen Strathfarrar is private but accessible though a locked gate, passes being obtained from the house by the gate (Be sure to check access times).

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart castle in situated on the banks of Loch Ness just 2 miles south of Drumnadrochit, after a chequered past it was blown up in 1692 to prevent it becoming a Jacobite stronghold. It is also situated by the deepest part of the loch and is the place boasting the most sighting of "Nessie." It is now cared for by Historic Scotland and has an excellent Visitor Centre.

Corrimony

Corrimony is situated on the A831 between Drumnadrochit and Cannich. Here you will find an ancient 'Clava' type chambered cairn dating back some 4000 years. There is also an RSPB Nature Reserve dedicated to the preservation of an increasing population of Black Grouse.

Corrimony Cairn
Glen Affric
Loch Benevean
Urquhart Castle
Glen Strathfarrar
Plodda Falls
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