Great Glen WayThe Great Glen Way
The Great Glen Way is one of the four National Long walks and runs parrallel to the The Caledonian Canal, the ship canal that runs from Fort William to Inverness. The Canal is 60 miles long with 22 miles man-made and the rest made up of the Great Glen lochs. The scenery along the Great Glen is about as spectacular as you can find anywhere in Scotland and whether walking or on a boat, you will encounter a fascinating array of birds and wildlife and have access to a great range of both watersports and other extreme sporting activities. There is a visitor Centre at Fort Augustus that tells the story of the canals construction and another Loch Ness Experience attraction at Drumnadrochit. Boats can be hired from the Muirtown basin in Inverness and Jacobite is an Inverness based cruise and tour company that specialises in a choice of options along the Canal and in the Glen. Stopping to see Urquhart Castle that is a world famous Scottish icon is a must.