Location Map & Local Information
Road access to Strathglass and the villages of Cannich, Tomich & Struy is via the A831 that runs from Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness) to Beauly. Cannich is approximately 12 miles from Drumnadrochit and 17 miles from Beauly. Vistors travelling on the A82 join the A831 at Drumnadrochit, while if you travel up the A9, at Inverness you have the option of coming to Strathglass via Beauly or heading south on the A82 to Drumnadrochit
We would ask visitors to drive carefully and be mindful of other road users - this includes cyclists and people on foot, as well as other drivers! The section of the A831 between Cannich and Struy is quite narrow but has ample passing places to allow vehicles to pass safely. Slower moving vehicles should also use the passing places to pull over and permit following vehicles to overtake. Passing places should not be confused with lay-bys. Red deer can be a hazard to road users at any time of the year particularly on quieter roads at night or early morning.
Whether you are hill-walking or simply driving around the two maps you will find most useful are OS Landranger Series numbers 25 (Glen Carron & Glen Affric) & 26 (Inverness & Loch Ness).
There are no filling stations in Strathglass. The nearest places to get fuel are:
Bridgend Garage - on the A862 at Beauly - 16 miles from Cannich
Lewiston Garage - on the A82 just south of Drumnadrochit - 13 miles from Cannich
West End Garage - (01456 450228) - on the A831 west of Drumnadrochit on the Cannich road - 12 miles from Cannich
Opening hours may vary with the time of year and day of the week. Both Lewiston and West End garages offer repairs/servicing.
At present there is only one cash machine in Strathglass, at the Affric Bar in Cannich (available during opening hours.) There is a fixed charge per withdrawal. Both the Post Offices in Cannich (01456 415201) and Tomich (01456 415212) offer on-line banking services free to customers having accounts with most British banks (check with your own bank.)