Riverside Court, Nairn
25 mins drive Northeast from Inverness sits Nairn. A beautiful seaside resort in the Scottish Highlands. Featuring three stunning beaches and two championship golf courses.
Nairn is popular with families and holiday makers alike, as it is one of the driest places in Scotland.
Read about the launch of the Top Up Tap in Nairn on the Scottish Water website.
From the Top Up Tap, turn left to walk upriver, travelling away from the sea. The green space on your left is known locally as the Maggot. It was once a boggy creek where boats were moored before construction of the harbour.
There is a defined path that will take you up river travelling under the Railway Bridge and through deciduous woodland with open fields on your left. Keep your eyes peeled for all sort of different birds, bugs and other wildlife. There are benches and points to stop off by the river if you have brought a picnic along with your refillable bottle.
When you reach the Firhall Bridge, this is the point to cross the river. On the far side turn right again, signed for the Town Centre. The path now heads back downstream on the other side.
Pass the Brooman Well, a memorial to a stonemason, and fork right to keep close to the river when the route reaches a football pitch. Do not cross Jubilee Bridge (unless you wish to avoid the centre of Nairn), instead continuing straight ahead and passing under the high railway bridge once more.
Nairn High Street
The path then runs beside a cemetery; for many years this site was Nairn’s main place of worship. At the far corner turn left up a tarmac lane, soon swinging back right up Church Road. At the t-junction, turn right and then follow the road to Nairn High Street.
To get back to the Top Up Tap, simply turn right when arriving at the High Street. Follow the road all the way back towards the harbour.