The weather is pleasantly warm and sunny in the spring and summer, cool and fairly rainy in the autumn and very cold and snowy (with some blizzards) in the winter.
Glen Urquhart has a mixture of planted, conifer forest and native, broadleaved woodlands. The hillsides on the south side of the glen are mainly used for commercial forestry, managed by the Forestry Commission. The slopes on the opposite side are covered with a mixture of deciduous woodland (mainly birch), farmland and some areas of commercial forestry. There are waymarked walks in Craigmonie woodland, near Drumnadrochit at the foot of the glen. A network of forest roads all along the glen is suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding.
Deer hunting (stalking) is a popular recreational and cultural experience here, bringing international visitors from around the world.
The local shinty team is called Glenurquhart Shinty Club.
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