Best Spring Walks

As the days get longer and the nights get brighter, we brush away frosty cobwebs to welcome Spring. Spring in Inverness is a beautiful site to see as the flowers start to bloom, the colour comes back to the countryside and the fields are filled with new born lambs. Here at the Kingsmills Hotel we welcome in lots of guests for the busy Easter break and recommend that they go out and see some of the beautiful nature the Highlands is so famous for. Therefore, the Kingsmills Hotel presents the Best Walks to take this Spring.


Craig Phadrig is a forested hill located on the western edge of Inverness, visible from most of the city it harbors an ancient hidden hill fort that is most impressive. The top of this hill provides the perfect spot to see sweeping views that stretch across the Beauly Firth. With several different paths weaving in and out of the woodland there are many different routes to take both short and long.

A woodland full of bluebells


Often referred to as ‘the most beautiful glen in Scotland’ this is an absolute must for anyone who loves refreshing walks and spectacular views. Most take the short walk from the foot of the estate up to the lodge to take in the breath-taking scenery. However, for the more experienced walker there is a 10-mile circuit that takes you deep into the Caledonian forest and around the snow-capped mountains.

Glen Affric in the mist


A tourist favourite, the Ness Islands are a short walk up-river hidden amongst the trees, off the river bank. The ‘Ness Islands’ are wooded islands connected by foot bridges that were made in the mid-19th century. Often described as a haven to nature & wildlife it’s filled with deer, otters, salmon, seals & bats. With park benches for you to stop and have a picnic, this makes for the perfect family walk.