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 25th, Etape Loch Ness, near Shenval Bed&Breakfast. A cycling 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. For seasoned cyclists and newcomers. Covid-19 pandemic alert: rescheduled event will now take place on 22 August 2021

The Glen Affric Duathlon organisers very much regret to announce that due to the uncertainty surrounding sporting events due to the pandemic they have decided that there will be no Glen Affric Duathlon in 2021 but are looking forward to welcoming participants again in 2022.

14-28 May 2021 TGO Challenge. Due to the Covid pandemic, should the Highlands not open up in time for May, instead of cancelling altogether organisers of the Great Outdoors Challenge are looking at contingency dates in June or July. Their plan is to review the situation in early March. Will keep you posted.

Between Friday 28th – Sunday 30th, The LochNess360 Challenge is a new three-day running or cycling event in Scotland. It’s 129 km and over 3000 m of ascent, with breathtaking views – what more could you ask for? This is the inaugural year for the Loch Ness 360 Challenge. Following the Loch Ness 360 trail along the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail around Loch Ness, this is a challenge with a view that you’ll never forget. Multi options for this 129km gruelling challenge: the Mountain Bike Challenge to complete in under 14 hours, the 3 Days-3 Marathons to complete between under 8 to 10 hours each and the Ultra Marathon be completed within 24h. Full details at https://lochness-360.com. Now recheduled for Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Saturday 19th: due to Covid uncertainties, the Highland Cross, Glen Affric, near Shenval B&B, has now been cancelled and recheduled for Sat 18th June 2022. 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. Highland Cross exists to raise money for causes that benefit the people of Highland, disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social need.
More details at www.highlandcross.co.uk.

Sunday 3rd, Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. only 30mns away from Shenval Bed & Breakfast, with shorter races of 5 and 10k and Wee Nessie for kids under 5. 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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