Torvean Hill

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Torvean is a glacial moraine and used to be quarried for its sand and gravel, so it now resembles the crater of a volcano and the walk goes round the 'rim of the crater'. It is well-vegetated now and the broom and whins give it a yellow carpet. There is a short, steep climb through deciduous woods between Waymarks 02 and 03, but the rest of the walking is easy. No special footwear is needed except in bad weather. From the top, there are lovely views of the River Ness and the Caledonian Canal in the Great Glen and of Craig Dunain (Walk 2793).

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Inverness


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/21/2022 - Jane Smythson

Not worth trying - there are many many far nicer walks nearby. The hill is gravelly and scrubby with nothing to recommend it but a reasonable view at the top. The rest of the walk passes through an area used by motorbikes for off-roading and features churned up earth, old campfires, empty beer cans and a burnt-out car. It would have been more pleasant to simply walk along the canal and back.

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