Alness and the surrounding area contains some very picturesque walks suited to all ages and fitness of walker.
The "Town Walks" which begin within the town and are relatively short, are suited to families, the less fit and elderly, whilst the "Out of Town Walks" are more suited to families and the more serious walker.
A lovely leisurely walk starting at the Averon Centre in the centre of town winding its way North through Coulhill woods along the banks of the River Averon,
crossing a walking bridge onto the lower section of the Alness Golf Course and back to the town centre via the beautifully manicured fairways.
Total distance 2 m, 3 km
Difficulty: - Slightly hilly in sections.
A nice leisurely walk beginning in the town centre leading South along the former spur railway line which served Dalmore Distillery for many years.
The walk then leads West along the tree canopied drive leading to Dalmore House and back to the town centre via Alness Academy and pedestrian railway bridge.
Total distance 1.2 km
Difficulty: - Flat walk very easy.
This has to be one of the most picturesque walks in the area. The walk takes you from the foot of Fyrish, just 3 km from Alness to the summit of Fyrish some 453 m (1,485 ft) above sea level.
The beautifully sculpted monument at the summit was erected by Sir Hector Munro upon his return from India in 1785.
From the summit the whole of the Cromarty Firth can be viewed in all its splendour, a must for all families as a half day outing or for walkers who enjoy the country side.
Total distance 10 km
Difficulty: - Very hilly in sections, not suited to the very elderly or unfit.
Lovely walk starting in the town centre leading south through the picturesque Crawl Park leading to the banks of the River Averon.
The walk then combines with the Dalmore House walk.
Total distance 1.2-1.3 km
Difficulty: - Mostly flat with one hilly section.