What to see and do

There is so much to see and do around Loch Ness and our village of Foyers. There are also lots of great places to eat and drink. Read on for more information!

Here we have information about walking, cycling, boating and kayaking. And where to eat and drink and relax once you are done!

We will be confirming our Summer 2021 activities soon, please check back here for more information.

Archery lessons are lots of fun for everyone!

Walking at Loch Ness

There are lots of great walks around Loch Ness, whether you are looking for a 10 minute stroll with your dog, or want a serious hike! Information and maps on local walks are available at reception and the staff will be happy to help you plan your routes. There are many beautiful trails including the famous Falls of Foyers.

South Loch Ness Trail

The South Loch Ness Trail is an exciting trail for all types of user that was launched in 2011. The trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness through Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores. If you are walking the South Loch Ness Trail, we are at a convenient place to stop and enjoy a well earned rest, offering the Camping and Caravan Club’s ‘Backpacker’ rates to those walking or cycling the trail.

For more information about this great trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders view the South Loch Ness Trail page on the Visit Loch Ness web site.

A summer view from South Loch Ness trail – a great route for walkers and mountain bikes

Motorboat and kayak hire (Currently not operating)

Boat and Kayak Hire Currently Suspended. We offer visitors at Loch Ness Shores various paddle sport activities.

  • Motor boating on Loch Ness
  • Kayaking on Loch Ness
  • River Kayaking by Loch Ness

Most activities are suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 18 when accompanied by an adult on the water. Please ask for advice before booking. The boats and kayaks operate from Easter to the end of October, weather dependent.

Food and drink on the Campsite

Loch Ness Shores shop has a range of quality gifts and food and is open 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.

Bistro Currently Closed due to Staff Shortages. Our bistro is now open and serving high quality, locally sourced food.
With a state of the art kitchen and welcoming eating area, the bistro serves fantastic breakfasts and lunches through the winter, all in view of the stunning scenery of Loch Ness.

Nearby

We are also very lucky to be situated in a village with plenty of choices for eating and drinking locally:

  • Foyers Shop – a half hour walk from the campsite – sells many of the basics
  • The Waterfall Cafe – next door to the shop, is open during the day for snacks and lunch
  • Morag’s Crafty Bothy (nearby) is a Ceramic Painting Studio & Shop
  • Cameron’s Cafe – a pleasant 40 minute walk through a forest – offers breakfast and lunch
  • Craigdarroch Inn – bar, restaurant and beer garden, an easy 20 minute walk from the campsite, offering lunch and dinner (pre booking required) with lovely views of the campsite and loch.
  • Foyers Lodge offers a set menu, non-residents are welcome to dine if there’s availability, tables can be booked after 11.00am on the day. 20 minute walk.
  • Foyers House offering evening meals to non-residents. 30 minute walk.
  • The Whitebridge Hotel – bar, restaurant and beer garden offering lunch, dinner and takeaways. 15 minute drive.
  • The Dores Inn – bar, restaurant and beer garden offering lunch, dinner and takeaways. 15 minute drive.
  • Our nearest town, Fort Augustus, and city, Inverness, have a wide array of pubs, cafes and restaurants to try. The Lovat Hotel in Fort Augustus has excellent food and gives our visitors 10% discount off any meal bill (excluding drinks), please ask us for a voucher before you book your meal.

In Your Element

Offering guided canoe experiences on Loch Ness – from Fort Augustus and gorge walking at Culloden.  Additionally, they provide a whole host of activities at Aviemore. All within easy driving distance they have 5* aerial adventure course Treezone, canoeing, archery, segways and gorge walking.  All can scheduled throughout the year and bookable online.   

For more information or to book https://iye.scot/inverness-loch-ness/

Fantastic opportunities to get out on the water monster hunting!