Daviot Lodge :: Surrounding Area

Glen Affric
On our doorstep is Glen Affric, recently designated a National Nature Reserve, and also Glens Cannich and Strathfarrar. Areas of breathtaking beauty, they provide access to the wild and more remote areas of Scotland. Wildlife abounds within the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest...red deer, golden eagle, badger, pine marten, otter and many more.

This unique area of Scotland is the ideal destination for those seeking a holiday with a difference. Whether you wish to climb Munros, ramble or cycle on miles of forest track, fish for salmon and trout on river and loch, or simply relax and take in the magical surroundings we have it all here!

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Loch Ness
Loch Ness (below left) is a large, deep freshwater loch extending for approximately 23 miles southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 feet above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".

Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond at 21.8 sq mi, but due to its great depth is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 754 feet. It contains more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined, and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen geologic fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south. The Caledonian Canal, which links the sea at either end of the fault, uses Loch Ness for part of its route. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.

Beauly Firth
The Beauly Firth (below right), an inland continuation of the Moray Firth, is a sheltered sea loch bounded by the Black Isle, which gets its name from the very fertile land, and to the south by the wooded hills of the Aird. The village of Beauly lies ten miles west of Inverness where the River Beauly, one of Scotland's renowned Salmon fishing rivers, enters the Beauly Firth. The village is situated on the A862, where the road skirts the shoreline and mud flats of the firth, offering a quieter alternative scenic route north to the fast A9 road over the Kessock Bridge.

Loch Ness Beauly Firth