Sunny skies over Loch Ness, Scotland

Urquhart Bay Woods and Loch Ness Circular

Urquhart Bay Woods and Loch Ness Circular

Nestled between River Enrick and River Coltie, Urquhart Bay Woods makes a lovely walk, especially in drier weather. The woodland enjoys plenty of wildlife and birds so you can truly feel at one with nature. 


This short, picturesque trail through ancient woodland and by the peaceful shores of Loch Ness allows you to experience a quiet stroll away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Drumnadrochit. 

Tree species include alder, white willow, bird cherry and ash. 

Note: You can forage on this route but it can be flooded after heavy rains, and be aware that as the bridge has washed away (due to previous flooding), you may have to scramble over some logs to reach the lake. 


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  • Walking 
  • Wildflowers 
  • River 
  • Lake 
  • Views 
  • Child friendly 
  • Parking nearby 


  1. From the Cemetery Car Park in Kilmore, cross the stile and turn left, taking the path that leads to the entrance of Urquhart Bay Woods. 
  2. Continue ahead after the gate, then turn right to stay on the well-made path. Note: Don’t take the smaller path that continues ahead. 
  3. Keep left, and follow the path along the banks of the River Enrick. 
  4. After a long spell of dry weather, it is possible to cross the River Coiltie to the right and then follow on to the shores and enjoy views over Loch Ness. 
  5. Come back on yourself and then follow the path to the left that takes you back on the circular trail. 
  6. For closer views of River Coiltie, take the path down to the river, then come back on yourself to continue the walk. 
  7. Eventually you will come back around to the entrance to the woods and back to Kilmore Cemetery Car Park. 


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