Even though the car park is directly off the A9 northbound, after just a few paces along the path, you would never know you're anywhere near a main road. There are a variety of different paths to follow, we took the 5k one which was a fairly flat, easy to follow path through the forest. The car park is free and there is a fabulous dog friendly cafe, the North Gateway Cafe with a lovely menu and some delicious home baked cakes. There's an outside space but doggies are allowed inside too. It's an easy stop if you're headed north but as it's on a dual carriageway bit of the A9 so if you're headed southbound you'd need to drive a little bit past it and turn right at the next junction and head north to access the car park.
GPS coords for car park: 57.4437, -4.1495 The cafe had ramp access and a disabled toilet but the forest paths might be a bit uneven for wheelchairs but they looked like they'd be fine for those off-road style strollers.
North Gateway CafeVisit Website
|Pub or Cafe Address||
Daviot Wood, near Inverness, IV2 5BD
Open 7 days. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.
As you turn into the car park, go right for the cafe and left for the forest walks. There's a sign at the start of the path, which is to your right as come in to the car park.
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Edited: 15th March 2023. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.