Great Glen way
The Great Glen Way is Scotland’s fourth National Long Distance Walking Route. It runs from Fort William at the northern end of the West Highland Way to the City of Inverness along the Great Glen Fault. The route is 73 miles (118 Km) in length following closely the line of the Caledonian Canal.
The walk starts from the side of Loch Linnhe. It follows the line of the Caledonian Canal for almost the whole way. The Canal opens out into Loch Lochy, then Loch Oich prior to the much longer Loch Ness. The route will take you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Highlands. The way then departs to the west of Loch Ness shortly after Drumnadrochit and takes a moor and farmland route before finally crossing the Caledonian Canal and the River Ness as the walk enters the City of Inverness.
When coming to stay at Bracarina please note that those walking from Fort Augustus might consider spending some time in Fort Augustus before leaving as the walk only takes about three to four hours, perhaps a morning boat trip on Loch Ness? Whereas walkers coming from South Laggan/Invergarry will arrive in Invermoriston from 4p.m. onwards, as will those walking south from Drumnadrochit and will arrive just in time for afternoon tea at Bracarina House.
If you would like to take a day off from walking, stay two nights at Bracarina House and take the bus from Invermoriston and head west passing through beautiful Glen Sheil to Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
Walking Group’s Links
If you are looking for info to plan your walks while in the area, we’ve compiled a handy list of tour providers who operate nearby:
www.macsadventure.com ….. firstname.lastname@example.org
www.mickledore.co.uk …… email@example.com
www.geminiwalks.com ……. firstname.lastname@example.org
www.contours.co.uk ……… inSimona.Krebsova@contours.co.uk
www.absoluteescapes.com … email@example.com
highland-tours.co.uk …… firstname.lastname@example.org