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A fabulous tour collecting you up from the airport, station or hotel and taking you into the last of the great Scottish Caledonian Forest. Walk beside rapids, waterfalls, among magnificent Scots pines and through heather to incredible Highland viewpoints.
Many visitors to Scotland imagine that all the bare hills and glens are natural ... they are not. Eight thousand years ago more than 95% of Scotland was covered in the most stunning Caledonian Forest, 94% of which no longer exists as it was cut down primarily for the production of charcoal for the smelting industries right up until the industrial revolution.
There are just a handful of areas of this forest remaining and none of them as spectacularly situated as Glen Affric.
Our comfortable vehicles driven by our guides give you a special perspective on this glen which is difficult to experience when driving yourself. Even car owners should consider abandoning their car and taking this tour. We'll even show you where and how to get the Chaffinches to feed from your hand as in this passenger's photograph.
A typical itinerary begins in Inverness and takes the main road along the side of Loch Ness. We can even stop for a photo if you wish.
Then we head up the attractively wooded Glenurquhart, over the watershed from the Great Glen into Strath Glass and then through the village of Cannich.
Now we head up Glen Affric itself through stunning natural woodland scenery, seeing Scots pines which are hundreds of years old.
There are opportunities for a short walk alongside the River Affric and also through heather and along forest trails. These are easy walks. There is also a footpath leading up to a superb viewpoint for those feeling more energetic and you can always extend the tour (in advance) if you would like to build in longer hikes.
In Glen Affric we regularly see both red deer and roe deer, red squirrels and buzzards. More rarely we see osprey, golden eagle, falcons, pine marten and exceptionally, otters. This red deer photograph was obtained in Glen Affric by a passenger while on one of the short easy walks. It has not been cropped.
Eventually we head back to civilisation along Strath Glass, seeing the Glass gorge, the River Beauly, Beauly Firth and the Moray Firth.
All of this with an amazing explanation of the vital importance of this particular nature reserve and a mass of history and heritage.
Price: £180 for guide and vehicle - check top of calendar for how many passengers each guide can carry. 4 HOUR TOUR.