Take a look at our gallery for a taste of the amazing wildlife that can be seen on and around Craskie Estate.
Shopping and eating out:
Cannich Stores and Post Office (3 miles)
Co-op, Beauly (17 miles)
ScotMid Co-op, Drumnadrochit (15 miles)
Petrol Station, Beauly and Drumnadrochit
Supermarkets - Dingwall and Inverness.
Cannich Stores & Post Office - www.cannichstores.co.uk
Local Spar shop and Post Office in the village centre. A good place to get essential supplies and also does takeaway pizza, delivery available.
Slaters Arms - Cannich's local pub serves local ale and home cooked food.
Cnoc Hotel Struy - Good pub food and local ales in Struy some 7 miles away www.thecnochotel.co.uk
The Struy Inn - Excellent food in a traditional 19th century inn, only 18 seats so booking essential! www.thestruy.co.uk Also home to Highland Falconry, for incredible falconry experiences.
Fiddler's Drumnadrochit - Famous whisky bar serving good quality home cooked food and hundreds of whisky's to try (open March to November). www.fiddledrum.co.uk
The Loch Ness Inn, Drumnadrochit - Local inn serving good seasonal food and excellent seafood, open all year www.staylochness.co.uk
Tomich Hotel - Another hotel serving good local produce and fine ales www.tomichhotel.co.uk
Things To Do:
Hillwalking, Hiking and Munro-Bagging - Craskie is perfectly situated to access a number of Munro peaks and Corbett peaks in the local area, 14 Munro peaks can be reached easily. www.munromagic.com. During the summer a ferry service runs to take you across Loch Mullardoch to the mountains on the other side. We can arrange to transport you to and from the ferry point.
The Affric-Kintail Way - is the UK's newest long distance walking route, linking the Great Glen Way to Kintail on the West Coast. The Route is suitable for walkers and cyclists. Craskie is the perfect place to hang your boots after walking the first section. www.affrickintailway.com
Glenaffric - A beautiful glen which is undergoing an extensive reforestation and conservation project. One of the largest remnants of ancient Caledonian Pine Forest can be seen here with a smaller area existing in Glencannich. www.glenaffric.org
Dolphin Watching - The Moray Firth is famous for its resident dolphins, visiting whales and other marine life. Chanonry Point is an excellent place to spot them. Eco Ventures runs dolphin spotting boat trips from Cromarty www.ecoventures.co.uk
Golf - There are courses at Aigas (9 holes) and Muir of Ord (18 holes). There is also a PGA standard links course at Castle Stuart close to Inverness airport.
Urquart Castle - This historic castle was built in 1509, has been under the stewardship of Historic Scotland for many years and is a picture postcard favourite. Historic Scotland
Horse Riding - There are ample opportunities to get out and about and explore the area on horseback, giving your feet a rest. Highland Pony Trekking, Cougie cater for all ages and abilities with lovely native ponies www.highlandponytrekking.com
Loch Ness - Loch Ness is the biggest body of water in the UK and myth and legend abound. Take a drive along the A82 and see if you can spot Nessie! Alternatively, you can take advantage of the museums and exhibitions to gain an insight into the famous monster...
Cruises on the loch are available from a lots of companies, a number of which can be found below:
Inverness - Inverness is the capital city of the Highlands, boasting all the usual ameneties for tourist and local. Supermarkets, shopping centre, bars, restaurants, souvenirs etc.