Explore the coastline or the woodlands, the villages or the archaeological remains. Check our Visitor Map of the Black Isle for inspiration, and have a look at Getting Around to widen your horizons with public transport.

Find information on walks and trails in the Black Isle and nearby from the excellent site WalkHighlands.

Active walker Julian Paren is adding walks around the Black Isle to the Geo-trips section of the Geograph website.  If you follow the links below you will find for each walk a map with a GPS track and a series of images identified by their location with a description.  There is also an introduction to the walk explaining its features, its length and the time the walk could take.

The walks are numbered and their locations are shown on the map:

There's a network of signposted Core Paths across the peninsula. Click below for detailed maps

The wonderful long distance walk The John o'Groats Trail crosses the Black Isle on Stage 1: Inverness to Culbokie and Stage 2: Culbokie to Alness

If you're heading somewhere new to you, have a quick check before you go of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code . It says that you can exercise access rights for:

  • Recreational purposes (such as pastimes, family and social activities, and more active pursuits like horse riding, cycling, wild camping and taking part in events)
  • Educational purposes (concerned with furthering a person's understanding of the natural and cultural heritage)
  • Some commercial purposes (where the activities are the same as those done by the general public), and
  • For crossing over land or water.

The three key principles of the Code are:

  • Respect the interests of other people
  • Care for the environment
  • Take responsibility for your own actions




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