FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What time does the walk start
The walk starts at 9.30am promptly outside
the iCentre in the middle of the High Street.
The Steeple Clock, when it is working,
goes 'ding' at 9.30am and we are away.
If you arrive early there
is a seat opposite the Information Centre.
If you arrive late, we spend a
few minutes in the High Street
or you may catch us walking up
Castle Street towards the south end of the Castle.
When do we pay?
I usually collect payment at the end of the walk
but if you wish to pay at the start that's fine.
I take cash and most debit/credit cards.
If you are paying by debit/credit card give
me a minute to charge up the card reader.
What if it rains?
You will get wet.
Having a look at the Weather Widget
on the Home Page of this website
gives some indication of how the weather will be.
I carry a small folding umbrella
that can be used by anyone who wants it.
How strenuous is the walk?
The walk is designed to be leisurely.
There is a steep incline up the the Castle
but otherwise the walk is relatively flat.
The entire walk is on pavements with
the exception of the church cemeteries.
If I walk too fast, or you want to stop
to take a photo or just absorb the moment,
just pull me back by the collar.
It's not a problem,
my wife has been doing that for 50 years.
Is the walk suitable for wheelchair
users and pushchairs/strollers?
The route can easily accommodate wheelchair users
There are soft grassy areas
in the cemeteries that may cause some
restriction but it will not impact on the enjoyment
or content of the walk.
Is Inverness a safe city to walk around?
Inverness is a relatively safe city
to walk around, especially during the day.
Like all cities it has some areas
that are deemed rough but as
a tourist you are unlikely to find yourself there.
At night don't hang around the taxi rank
at the Railway Station and keep within the
boundaries of the Old Town.
Just follow common sense precautions
like you would in any city in the world.
The biggest problem you may have is
being approached by someone saying they
don't have money for a bus/train ticket
and need to get home, be polite
and move on. You may see some people sitting
in doorways appearing to beg
but rarely are they hostile.
How do I know if a walk is cancelled?
Hopefully no walk is cancelled
and they will continue daily until
Sunday 15th October 2023.
If for any reason I am unable
to have a walking tour
I will publish that on my website
and on Alan's Historical Walks Facebook page.
I will also inform the iCentre
in the High Street that I will not
be doing a walk that day.
Can I ask questions?
Of course you can.
If I know the answer I will give one
and if not I will say I don't know.
History should be debated so feel free
to have an opinion and
if you have an idea later, please email me.