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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This page features all the major Highland wildlife, Scotland food and drink and outdoor sports events -except Highland Games listed HERE- held over the year around your holiday accommodation base at Shenval organic B&B in the Loch Ness, Glen Affric and Inverness area in the Highlands of Scotland. Tastebuds experiences, Guided walks, Duathlon, Marathon and Half-Marathon, Glen Affric Duathlon:  there is something for most endeavours and for relaxed spectating and enjoyment.  Open air concerts and festivals are listed HERE. More wildlife watching and conservation events are also listed in our News page.

1 February – 11 March, by Loch Ness, Abriachan Garden Nursery, 20 minutes from Shenval B&B, is the place to visit during the Scottish Snowdrop festival. Follow winding pathways through native woodlands dotted with snowdrops at Abriachan Garden Nursery. Don’t miss the stunning views over Loch Ness too. The nursery is open from 9am till 5pm so there is plenty of opportunity to go along and spot their snowdrops.

Sunday 29: Etape Loch Ness, near Shenval Bed&Breakfast. A cycling event round Loch Ness, starting and finishing in the Highland capital of Inverness, for seasoned cyclists and newcomers.


Saturday 12, Glen Affric Duathlon - 11am. Very close to your accommodation base at Shenval B&B. Run 7.5 miles, cycle 18 miles, run 2.5 miles. Worth it, not just for the effort but also for the stunning scenery. This is THE most scenic duathlon venue in Scotland - all within the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. More info for competitors and spectators at www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk

39th TGO Challenge comes past Shenval B&B. From Friday 11th till Saturday 26th, this well established entirely non-competitive event aims to foster good fellowship among walkers within the framework of a challenging expedition. It takes 300 long distance walkers on a self-supported trek on a variety of routes over an average 180 miles across the Highlands from the West Coast between Ardrishaig and Torridon to the North Sea shores between Arbroath and Fraserburgh. Some participants on one of the favourite routes through Glen Affric and Glenurquhart will be stopping over at Shenval Bed&Breakfast once more. We extend a very warm welcome to them!

Saturday 23: Highland Cross, Glen Affric, near Shenval B&B. The Highland Cross is a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly. More details at www.highlandcross.co.uk.

Sunday 23 Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, the Loch Ness Marathon based at Bught Park, Inverness, takes place only 30mns away from Shenval Bed & Breakfast, with shorter races of 5 and 10k. It follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. Not just run and sweat: there is also live music, kids activities and a food and drink fayre.. Full details on www.lochnessmarathon.com

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