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Autumn colours on Ness Islands

by Unknown - 19:18 on 10 November 2013

autumn colours on river ness invernessTook a walk round Ness Islands in Inverness today, it was just like a camera club outing, lots of people with big lenses walking their dogs.  The islands are a collection of small islands in the middle of the River Ness.  They  are connected to one another by a series of suspension foot bridges with good footpaths.

You might see a salmon fisherman standing in the river. It was somewhere around here that a massive salmon was caught a few years back.  It was reported that it was so big that it surpassed the Scottish record for a salmon at 64lbs. The fisherman returned the fish to the water after having had it photographed. The story goes it was not accepted as a record as the scales used to record its weight were not calibrated. At least the salmon had a chance to live and spawn for yet another year or two.
When you get to Ness Islands a slightly longer walk will take you past the Inverness Leisure Centre to the Floral Hall - a sub tropical horticultural gem with small waterfalls, fish and an assortment of plants/trees. Floral Halls also has a delightful little tea room, both the gardens and the tearoom are highly recommended.

Allow 1 to 2 hours for the complete circular walk. The great thing about this walk is you can make it as long or as short as you like as there are a number of bridges that allow you to shorten it if time is running out, and return on the opposite bank to your starting point.
 


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