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.

Sunday 28, Etape Loch Ness within a short distance from Shenval B&B. A cycle event taking place around iconic Loch Ness, offering the chance to cycle 66 miles (106 km) on traffic free roads. The 360° closed-road route around the loch starts and finishes in the Highland capital of Inverness, offering 900 m of ascent. There is a timed King of the Mountain stage, with a 4.8 mile (9 km) climb gaining 380 m in height with a gradient reaching 12% at times. A record 5600 took part in the 2018 event.

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

Friday 10-24, the 40th TGO Challenge comes past Shenval B&B. 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 22, Highland Cross: 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.

Saturday 28 Sept- Friday 18 October:  The 26th Highland Archaeology Festival celebrates the archaeology, history, landscape and culture of the Highlands, from buried archaeological remains to canals, cathedrals and castles. There is something for everyone with around 100 events ranging from guided walks, cycle tours, evening lectures and exhibitions. On  12th and 13th October a conference in Inverness will feature talks about recent archaeological excavations and projects across the Highland Council area. Programme of events confirmed from July onwards.


Sunday 6 : 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, including Wee Nessie, 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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