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    Very Easy
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    46 m
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    3.1 km
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    Ness Walk

    Ness Walk

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    Ness Walk offers the chance for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This short loop makes for a great adventure if you’re looking for something scenic and straightforward. While this makes for a fantastic walking loop, several also use it for trail running. Nothing beats running or walking alongside the hum of the River Ness!

    Route Description for Ness Walk

    The Ness Walk is a fun walk for all ages! The low elevation gain and short distance make for an easygoing adventure. Plus, the riverside views create a peaceful ambiance! However, we advise rocking waterproof boots during wetter months as the river can rise, resulting in a flooded path.

    From your car, go left to set out on the path, ‘Ladies Walk.’ Enjoy the relaxing riverside scenery as you make your way towards the islands just a bit further down the path. Spend some time relaxing on the islands before continuing around the loop, which travels along Bought Road (which eventually becomes Ness Walk) and takes you to the Infirmary Bridge. Cross here and curve right to head back to your car!

    Getting to the Ness Walk Trailhead

    To get to the start of the Ness Walk, head to Great Glen Way in Inverness.

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