What to See and Do in Cannich and Tomich
To reach Dog Falls (coming from Drumnadrochit) go into Cannich and turn left at the junction, keep going, exit the village and you will come to a hydro station where there is a turning to the right, follow the signs for Dog Falls. There is a good car-park with toilet facilities and information boards as well as footpaths to Dog Falls. This is not suitable for disabled as there are lots of rocks and roots on the paths.
Dog Falls is part of a Caledonian Forest Reserve managed by Forest Enterprise.
Looking at the falls you can see where they have worn away the rock over time. Because the falls are very strong Salmon cannot jump them and go upstream to spawn so this is not a Salmon river. Watch out for the dipper which flies very fast and normally in a straight line.
Other creatures to watch out for here are Dragonflies, Glen Affric was where the Northern Emerald Dragonfly was discovered in 1869. There are 14 different breeds of dragonfly on the reserve some of which are very rare in Britain and one of which is very rare in Europe!
Plodda Falls features a wrought iron bridge built by Lord Tweedmouth in 1880. The falls are spectacular with two rivers meeting and joining at the falls. Once you have been on the bridge you can follow the path down to the viewing area at the bottom of the falls. You can then continue down to meet up on other paths through the forest where you are likely to see red deer, beautiful butterflies and many other creatures, many of which are quite rare in Britain.
The paths are good - although again, not suitable for wheelchairs. There is a lovely walk at the bottom of the falls which would be suitable for wheelchairs as it runs along a track.
Cairn and Nature Reserve
When you reach the car park for the cairn and reserve there is an information board with a suggested walk to Loch Comhnard and back which is approximately 8 km for the round trip.
Cross the road for the cairn and continue down the road, the cairn is on the right-hand side. The cairn is fenced, and there are standing stones and information boards. Corrimony Cairn is a "Passage Grave", which are known for holding both cremated and un-cremated remains.
Fishing can be arranged with boat and rod hire available, call Kyle Laidlay on 01456 415352 or contact the Tomich Hotel.
Mountain Bike Hire
This is available from Comar Lodge, Cannich. by Beauly - Email or telephone: 01456 415251
Trekking and Trail Riding
Highland Ponies, riding for all abilities, long or short rides daily by arrangement, stunning scenery in remote areas, overnight camping and trekking trips or cabin accommodation available. 36 miles South West of Inverness. O.S. map reference: NH 242 212
Contact: Iain or Sasha for details on: 01456 415 323
Creag Dhubh, Cougie, Tomich, Strathglass.