Hidden by trees, lies this small loch – a peaceful, serene location tucked away from the busyness of towns and noise.
Loch Achilty is a small picturesque loch set within sloping birch and oakwoods, not far from Contin. At the far end of the loch is a charming pebble beach with quiet picnic places hidden amongst the silver birch, rowan and heather. In summer, wildflowers bloom and butterflies flit. In autumn the brilliant colours of turning birch and oak leaves are reflected in the calm waters of the loch.
We really weren’t sure where to go first so we took a look at some of our favourite spot-finding apps. After a quick search we found this beautiful spot just 40 minutes from Inverness. Hidden by trees, lies this small loch – a peaceful, serene location tucked away from the busyness of towns and noise.
We were shocked at the beauty of this place, we couldn’t wait to take a look around and snap some photos so we could share it with you!
It’s a great spot for some swimming, a float on the water or just chilling on the waters edge reading, writing or drawing! There is even a handmade swing – I did not fall into the water!
In case you’d like to visit this place yourself, here are the coordinates and link to Google Maps.
Coordinates: 57°34’11.0″N 4°37’52.2″W | 57.569709, -4.631178
See you soon.