Wild About Inverness

Pick up a free map/guide from our shop on Market Brae Steps, or download our free trail guide (see link below).

Journey through the historic heart of Inverness and discover wild, mythical and domestic creatures hiding in plain sight on buildings and monuments. The Wild About Inverness City Centre Outdoor Trail covers less than a kilometre, but allow yourself at least 45-60 minutes to enjoy the experience. It begins on the Millennium Circle at the foot of Market Brae Steps and finishes on Castle Hill with spectacular views over the River Ness. The trail is free and accessible 24/7. It is suitable for those on foot, pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Please be aware that the incline from the Town House to Castle Hill is relatively steep but there is a new, pedestrian-only path leading from Castle Wynd to Inverness Castle. 

* November 2022 - Due to work being carried out at Inverness Castle, this final part of the trail is not currently accessible to members of the public. Castle Hill has been surrounded by a wooden fence preventing access to Flora Macdonald's statue. Unfortunately, it appears this barrier will be in place for a considerable time.


Wild About Inverness City Centre Outdoor Trail Sticker Activity Book is also available priced at £6.99. Suitable for children age 5+ it is packed with activities and stickers based on the trail and comes with its own four-page colour pull-out containing map and key to locations and animals included in the trail.

If you have any queries, please email trail@ablekidspress.com

Download our free guide (approx. size 8.4MB) by clicking on link below:

Wild About Inverness Map and Guide