Cycling & Mountain Biking
For visitors who prefer to get about on two wheels Strathglass & the Glens offer quiet roads and an abundance of forest tracks giving access to the wilder and more remote areas. The local roads are relatively quiet while forestry roads and tracks are ideal for famillies with children and those who seek routes varying from the sedat to the more challenging. Both Loch Affric and Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin have excellent forest roads on their southern sides and apart from a road crossing at Dog Falls you can cycle all the way from Cannich deep into Glen Affric. With the opening of the Affric Kintail Way mountain bikers as well as walkers will be able to travel from Inverness all the way to the west at Kintail - albeit with some stretches requiring a dismount!
The Strathglass area has an excellent reputation for the quality of its trout and salmon fishing.The Rivers Glass & Farrar together with the numerous hill lochs offer superb sport for both the keen and casual fisherman. Most of the fishing in the area is by permit - details are available locally. Much of the income generated helps pay for the regular stocking of the fishing facilities. Boats and ghillies are available for hire. More information is available from Culligran Estate Fishing.
In recent years canoeing has become quite popular with visitors. Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin in Glen Affric provides a large expanse of water with a number of convenient launch sites. The River Beauly between the dams at Aigas and Kilmorack is also a poular spot. Vistors should note that water levels in the area are often dependant on what is happening on the hydro electric scheme ata ny given time. Care should also be taken in the proximity of anglers.
Aigas golf course nestles spectacularly between the Aigas forest and the river Beauly - one of Scotland's famous Salmon rivers. Visitors are most welcome to play this challenging 9 hole course at almost any time. Booking is advisable for groups and at weekends. Club and trolley hire are available. A coffee shop is open for light refreshments during the summer months. Within a radius of 40 miles of Aigas a further 25 courses can be enjoyed. These include some of the world's greatest links courses along with their wonderful beaches, Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Brora and Tain the ones that spring to mind. Strathglass makes a great base for golfers. For further information on the areas golf courses visit www.golfhighland.com.
Horse riding In the remote hamlet of Cougie high up in the hills lovers of horses can enjoy a day out pony trekking. See Highland Trekking for further details.