Inverness, regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands, is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. It’s a geographically attractive setting, sitting at the mouth of the River Ness. There are some lovely spots for running in Inverness, centered on paths around the River Ness, the Caledonian Canal, and several centrally located parks. We’ve also included some running options in the popular visitor destination of Loch Ness are in Drumnadrochit, located 15 miles south of Inverness.
For a great overview of the best places to run in Inverness, start with our Inverness Grand Tour, which hits the Great Glen Way along the river, the Ness Islands, several parks, and a section of the Canal Path. For more, explore additional paths along the River Ness, and 6+ miles of scenic paths along the Caledonian Canal — the section toward Beauly Firth is especially scenic. For some variety, head just east of the city to explore trails in the Culloden Woods and the historic Culloden Battlefield.