Copy of WMB129 Inverness Classic Route
Start/Finish Bellfield Park, Inverness
Total Distance 29.6km (18.4 miles)
Total Time 2-4 hours
Maps OS Landranger sheet 26, Inverness & Loch Ness
Summary A great variety of trail surfaces, with terrific views down Loch Ness and the River Ness. Mostly easy surfaced, but with a few rooty trails to keep you interested.
From Bellfield Park turn left onto the B862 towards Dores. Pedal for just under 3km along flat road before taking
a left at the roundabout up Holm Road. After 300m look out for a footpath on the right, leading to a trail heading down into trees. It drops into a wooded glen, skirting the path of Big Burn until meeting a singletrack road. Turn right and follow
the road for 1.5km.
Throw your bike over the fence and go into the woodland singletrack. After entering the forest from the stile go straight ahead until you come to a fork in the trail, take the right hand trail, follow this until you come to a T-junction of fire road, approx 500m, turn left. Continue on until you reach the small pond and turn left. Stay on this trail until you reach the farm track.
Turn left up the farm track past Cullaird farmhouse. Follow this track up the hill and keep going as it swings
90 degrees to the right. Stay on this track for just over 5km.
Cross over the road and continue for another 1.5km. Just after crossing a river passing under the track turn right onto singletrack descending through the trees. Pop onto the road at the bottom and turn right. Turn left into the Dores Inn car park (stopping for a swift one, or lunch) and take to the trail round the back of
This beachside singletrack runs into estate track after a few hundred metres and skirts the edge of the loch at Tor Point. It swings north and passes through the grounds of Aldourie Castle
and comes to a junction with a singletrack road. Turn left and the road turns shortly back to estate track along the banks of Loch Dochfour. It eventually pops out back on the B862 again.
Here you have the choice of either riding straight back on the B862 to Bellfield Park, or retracing your steps
back through the singletrack in the
woods by Torbreck. If you do this then
take some time to explore the rest of
the trails in the woodland – there is a
good network and you can’t go far wrong as there are roads on three sides of
the woods. by danny705