Leg 2: Nairn to Dingwall on the National Cycle Network
On the second leg of your cycling holiday through the Scottish Highlands, you will be travelling west from Nairn to Dingwall. This leg of the tour is 36 miles long and will take around four and a half hours to complete.
This is a lovely leg of the tour passing river bridges, forests, woodland and open countryside – with lots of wildlife en route.
About four miles into the journey you will pass Geddes Trout Fishery, where rod hire and day passes are available if you wanted to spend a few hours fishing while on your journey. The tour also takes you through the centre of Inverness and Eastgate Shopping Centre just over half way through the trip – so you could stop off for some retail therapy!
About 3 miles before the end of your journey you will also reach Monadh Mor, which is a lovely place to stop if you have the time. Monadh Mor, in the heart of the Cairngorms, is notoriously hard work to climb, but it is a beautiful area for photographs.
Dingwall campsite is just a short distance from the town itself, and offers plenty of choice for your evening meal. The town is home to a number of cafes, restaurants and takeaways, including pizza, fish and chips, seafood, Chinese, Indian and traditional pub food.
The campsite is also next door to Ross County Football Club, so if you time it right you could enjoy some Scottish football to end the day.
Full step-by-step instructions of the route can be downloaded below, and the map above illustrates the route you will be taking on the second day of your holiday.
Sustrans National Cycle Network
If you're a cycle commuter, a leisure walker or a long-distance bike tourer, join the million plus people that love using Sustrans' well-signed National Cycle Network every single day. Spanning the UK, the Network's 13,400 miles of walking and cycling routes include traffic-free paths, quiet roads and lanes, and themed long-distance routes. It's co-ordinated by Sustrans, the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike and public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
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