6 Pushchair-friendly walks in Ross & Cromarty

Ross & Cromarty is a vast area of the Highlands, covering about 3,000 square miles of very varied terrain. These walks are dotted about the area, and we hope to add more over time. Let us know in the comments if you have any suggestions for us to try! Click on each walk to read more details about the route.

1. Beinn Eighe

Beinn Eighe

Distance: 3 miles / 5km

This walk is a personal favourite, with glorious views of the Beinn Eighe massif in Torridon. I enjoy gazing at the beauty of the mountain, even if we aren’t able to climb it! The walk starts at the Beinn Eighe NNR Visitor Centre, which is worth exploring. It is also possible to shorten the walk by beginning or ending at the village of Kinlochewe.

2. Silverbridge and Little Garve

Silverbridge to Little Garve

Distance: 1.7 miles / 2.7km for the pushchair friendly section.

Silverbridge to Little Garve is a short circular walk based around two beautiful historic bridges, and one river bank is suitable for pushchairs, so you can do an out-and-back walk from Little Garve. There is a also a wonderful forest playground at Little Garve, making this a great day out for families. See our full walk report to find out how to access the pushchair-friendly section.

3. The Touchstone Maze

The Touchstone Maze

Distance: 2.25 miles / 3.5km

Up in the woods above Strathpeffer is a labyrinth of rocks, the Touchstone Maze, brought from quarries all over the Highlands. The rocks themselves are ancient, but the maze itself was built in 1994, celebrating the rich geological environment of the Scottish Highlands. The walk up to the Touchstone Maze runs through Blackmuir Woods along the slopes of Cnoc Mor, with beautiful views down over Strathpeffer.

4. Aldie Burn

Distance: 1.75 miles / 2.8km

Aldie Burn is a lovely forest walk just outside Tain, with places to play by the stream at the two bridges on the route. The route has a very high quality accessible path.

5. Rosehaugh Estate

Rosehaugh Estate: the old formal gardens

Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.4km with the possibility to extend

Rosehaugh Estate lies just outside Avoch on the Black Isle. The big house was demolished about sixty years ago, though some of the cellars and the garden terraces remain. The estate itself is beautiful, and well worth exploring.

6. Ord Hill Circular

Ord Hill

Distance: 2.5 miles / 4km

Ord Hill lies just north of Inverness, on the other side of the Firth. It is the site of an ancient hill fort. The walk to the summit is not suitable for pushchairs, but you can circumnavigate the hill, with views of the Black Isle, and the Moray Firth (though the views are somewhat restricted by the trees!)

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