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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Shenval Bed&Breakfast is located on the Affric Kintail Way. This waymarked long distance walking and mountain biking trail links Loch Ness to the West Coast via Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. The Affric Kintail Way joins up with the Great Glen Way (Inverness-Fort William) in Drumnadrochit, by the shores of Loch Ness, 7 miles from your accommodation at Shenval organic B&B.

An appeal has been made for funding help to complete improvements to the Affric Kintail Way to make it more user-friendly by taking walkers and other users away from the busy road traffic section between Shenval and Cannich. Thank you for any amount, however small, you can donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/affric-kintail-way


The Affric Kintail Way is fully signposted over its 44-mile (70kms) length and can be walked in 4 or 5 stages, depending on any variants trekkers may wish to include.  

It combines gentle walking on forest tracks through Glenurquhart (where Shenval B&B is situated), Cannich, and eastern Glen Affric, with more challenging mountain footpaths at the western end of Glen Affric.

Passing Alltbeithe youth hostel, the most remote in the Highlands of Scotland, and Camban bothy, run by the Mountain Bothy Association, it skirts the lower northern slopes of the Five Sisters of Kintail and terminates on the west coast at Morvich on the shores of Loch Shiel.

Linked with the Great Glen Way, it can be extended either north to or from Inverness or south to or from Fort William, to give a truly superb cross-country experience and a magnificent coast to coast trekking holiday.

Hiking, backpacking, hillwalking, mountain biking, wildlife watching: the Affric Kintail Way has it all.

From low-level farmland to mountain passes, the trail skirts prehistoric sites at Craigmonie and Corrimony and goes on through ancient Caledonian pine forest and moorland and along magnificent lochs and tumbling rivers.

The more adventurous walkers are likely to take in a few of the Glen Affric and Kintail Munros and Corbetts along the way.

Affric Kintail Way from Loch Ness to Kintail, via Shenval B&B

Affric Falls on the Affric Kintail Way west of Shenval B&B

near Shenval B&B Glen Affric on the Affric Kintail Way

  Shenval marker post on Affric Kintail Way     By Shenval B&B and Loch Ness on the Affric Kintail Way: Corrimony cairn

       Walking Affric Kintail Way from Shenval B&B overlooking Loch Affric beach       Athnamulloch cottage, Affric Kintail Way  Scottish Highlands

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