About River Affric Walk
Although short, the River Affric is a very beautiful walk. It takes you along the banks of the river as it tumbles down from Loch Affric to Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin.
In one section, the path goes on top of the rocks beside a bend in the river. The force of the rapids here can be seen in the erosion of the banks and tree roots nearby.
There are also some very pretty views overlooking and along this walk.
Dippers and grey wagtails can be spotted along this walk. Otters feed here too but are rarely seen.
For full details of the glen please see our main Glen Affric pages.
How to get there:
From either Beauly or Drumnadrochit, take the A831 to Cannich, then the unclassified road signposted Glen Affric.
After two miles, at the Fasnakyle power station, turn right to Glen Affric. The River Affric carpark is ten miles along this road.
There is an infrequent bus service from Inverness as far as Cannich.
OS Grid Reference: NH 284 284
For details of public transport visit http://www.travelinescotland.com
Mammals: Many animals live in the trees along the walk, such as mice, shrews, voles, red and roe deer, and pine martens - foxes come in to feed and hunt at night. Otters catch fish in the river when times are quiet - however they are rarely spotted. We have information about Red deer, Roe deer and Otter
Birds: There are lots of pinewood birds along this walk. Try to spot siskin, crested, coal and great tits, Scottish crossbill, grey wagtail, dipper and many others. We have information about Osprey
Habitats: Although a short walk, this is a lovely one for seeing and walking through the wonderful Scots pine trees. We have information about Pinewood
What's on in Glen Affric
- Mountain Magic Sunday 21 July 2013
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