The Best Dog Walks in Inverness

Our Luxury Dog-Friendly Accommodation

When planning a trip away with the family, you won’t want to leave your beloved dogs behind. That’s why our luxury dog-friendly accommodation at the Kingsmills Hotel is a fantastic choice. Here, we welcome your furry friends, and we have rooms to accommodate all your family. The Scottish Highlands are a fantastic destination for your four-legged friends. Here, you’ll find dog-friendly cafes and pubs, and plenty of walking trails where your dogs can enjoy an adventure. So, start planning your dog-friendly break in the Scottish Highlands at the Kingsmills Hotel today.

Traditional styled bedroom with double bed and patio doors

The Kingsmills is one of the best dog-friendly hotels in Scotland and we understand how important it is to bring your canine companions along. So, we have spacious Patio Rooms that can accommodate you and your pet. Large doors open out to your private patio and the hotel’s large gardens so your dog can run around and explore. Also, opposite our hotel, there’s Kingsmills Park, which offers plenty of space for a run-around. We provide water bowls, dog treats, and some poo bags for added convenience. But please note, whilst your dogs are welcome in your Patio rooms, we don’t allow them in the bar or restaurants.

Pooch-Friendly Beach Walks

Person walking their dog on the beachNothing gets a dog more excited than the sight of a sandy beach and the sea. Whilst many beaches are off-limits to dogs at certain times of the year, there are still many that welcome your furry friends. Just north of Inverness is the beautiful Brora Beach with its golden sand and views of the Moray Firth and North Sea. Here, you might spot mink whales and dolphins too. Dores Beach sits seven miles south of Inverness and has fantastic views of Loch Ness. Here, you can walk from the pebbly shores into Torr Woods for a three-mile circular walk. The beaches near Nairn are also great, but some restrictions apply during peak season.

Woodland Walkies and Nature Trails

The Scottish Highlands are full of scenic walking trails that wind through valleys and woodlands and are great to explore during your holidays with dogs. Here, your pooches will be in their element as they explore the sights, sounds and smells of Scotland. Torbreck Woods one of the best walks near Inverness, particularly if you have a busy schedule and want a quick walk. Through the Farigaig Woods at Inverfarigaig, you’ll be treated to magnificent views over Loch Ness and colourful wildflowers. Hazelgrove is a great option for dogs as you won’t need to go on any roads. And, two miles from Hazelgrove, the Falls of Foyers are a must-see. Then, in Glen Affric, walk through the Caledonian Pine Forest where you’ll reach the powerful Dog Falls, where water cascades over a rocky gorge.


Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a walking weekend with your pooch, our luxury dog-friendly accommodation is perfect. So, look at our special offers, book your stay in the Scottish Highlands, and get ready to explore the great Scottish outdoors.