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The '''Great Glen Way''' is in [[Scotland]].
==Background==
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==Understand==  
 
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The Great Glen Way is a 73 mile (118 kilometre) hike between [[Fort William]] and [[Inverness]], in the [[Scotland|Scottish]] Highlands. It follows a major geological fault that runs southwest-northeast across the width of Northern Scotland.  The walk takes you past the famous [[Loch Ness]], where you can scan the waters for the Loch Ness Monster.
 
The Great Glen Way is a 73 mile (118 kilometre) hike between [[Fort William]] and [[Inverness]], in the [[Scotland|Scottish]] Highlands. It follows a major geological fault that runs southwest-northeast across the width of Northern Scotland.  The walk takes you past the famous [[Loch Ness]], where you can scan the waters for the Loch Ness Monster.
 
[[Image:Fort_Augustus.jpg|thumb|Fort Augustus, on the Great Glen Way]]
 
[[Image:Fort_Augustus.jpg|thumb|Fort Augustus, on the Great Glen Way]]
  
==The route==
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==Prepare==  
 
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==Get in==
It is generally recommended that you walk the route starting at [[Fort William]] and ending in [[Inverness]], because this direction means you have the sun and the prevailing wind at your back the whole time. The walk passes through Gairlochy, Loch Lochy, Laggan, Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit. The last three are on the shores of [[Loch Ness]] There are also diversions along the route to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, and several former castles/museums.
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It is generally recommended that you walk the route starting at [[Fort William]] and ending in [[Inverness]], because this direction means you have the sun and the prevailing wind at your back the whole time.
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Fort William can be reached from [[Glasgow]], [[Edinburgh]], [[Newcastle]], [[London]] and many other major British towns by train and bus. The train trip from London usually takes the better part of a day.
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==Walk==
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The walk passes through Gairlochy, Loch Lochy, Laggan, Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit. The last three are on the shores of [[Loch Ness]] There are also diversions along the route to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, and several former castles/museums.
 
[[Image:Great_Glen_Way_Route_Map.jpg|thumb|Great Glen Way Route Map, Inverness]]
 
[[Image:Great_Glen_Way_Route_Map.jpg|thumb|Great Glen Way Route Map, Inverness]]
 
==Accommodation==
 
 
 
There are at least some accommodation options in each of the towns that the Great Glen Way passes through:
 
There are at least some accommodation options in each of the towns that the Great Glen Way passes through:
 
*[[Fort William#Sleep|Fort William]]
 
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*[[Loch Ness#Sleep|Drumnadrochit]]
 
*[[Loch Ness#Sleep|Drumnadrochit]]
 
*[[Inverness#Sleep|Inverness]]
 
*[[Inverness#Sleep|Inverness]]
 
==Buying supplies==
 
 
 
There are [http://www.tesco.com Tesco] outlets at Fort William, Drumnadrochit and Inverness.  Apart from this, if you need to buy supplies along the way you will need to plan ahead and pick them up at the first opportunity.  Invermoriston has a small convenience/grocery shop.  Fort Augustus has some good cafes and supermarkets.
 
There are [http://www.tesco.com Tesco] outlets at Fort William, Drumnadrochit and Inverness.  Apart from this, if you need to buy supplies along the way you will need to plan ahead and pick them up at the first opportunity.  Invermoriston has a small convenience/grocery shop.  Fort Augustus has some good cafes and supermarkets.
 
==Maps and guides==
 
 
 
There are several guides for purchase, and at least one comprehensive website for the Great Glen Way, but it is possible to walk the route without a map (there are route markers at all key intervals) and without accommodation bookings.
 
There are several guides for purchase, and at least one comprehensive website for the Great Glen Way, but it is possible to walk the route without a map (there are route markers at all key intervals) and without accommodation bookings.
 
[http://www.greatglenway.com/]
 
[http://www.greatglenway.com/]
 
[http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/uswalks/greatglenway/index.html]
 
[http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/uswalks/greatglenway/index.html]
 
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==Stay safe==  
==Difficulty==
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==Get out==
 
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The Great Glen Way has some fairly strenuous sections in which you are walking into or out of the valley, but most sections can be broken into 11 mile parts.  It should take 4 to 6 days to complete.  The official end/starting point of the walk is the Castle at [[Inverness]].
 
The Great Glen Way has some fairly strenuous sections in which you are walking into or out of the valley, but most sections can be broken into 11 mile parts.  It should take 4 to 6 days to complete.  The official end/starting point of the walk is the Castle at [[Inverness]].
 
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Revision as of 03:27, 7 February 2008

This article is an itinerary.

The Great Glen Way is in Scotland.

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Understand

The Great Glen Way is a 73 mile (118 kilometre) hike between Fort William and Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands. It follows a major geological fault that runs southwest-northeast across the width of Northern Scotland. The walk takes you past the famous Loch Ness, where you can scan the waters for the Loch Ness Monster.

Fort Augustus, on the Great Glen Way

Prepare

Get in

It is generally recommended that you walk the route starting at Fort William and ending in Inverness, because this direction means you have the sun and the prevailing wind at your back the whole time. Fort William can be reached from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, London and many other major British towns by train and bus. The train trip from London usually takes the better part of a day.

Walk

The walk passes through Gairlochy, Loch Lochy, Laggan, Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit. The last three are on the shores of Loch Ness There are also diversions along the route to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, and several former castles/museums.

Great Glen Way Route Map, Inverness

There are at least some accommodation options in each of the towns that the Great Glen Way passes through:

- Mrs Greig's Bed and Breakfast, Georgeston, Invermoriston (Tel: 01320 351264) offers comfortable rooms and hearty breakfasts, even in February.

There are Tesco outlets at Fort William, Drumnadrochit and Inverness. Apart from this, if you need to buy supplies along the way you will need to plan ahead and pick them up at the first opportunity. Invermoriston has a small convenience/grocery shop. Fort Augustus has some good cafes and supermarkets. There are several guides for purchase, and at least one comprehensive website for the Great Glen Way, but it is possible to walk the route without a map (there are route markers at all key intervals) and without accommodation bookings. [1] [2]

Stay safe

Get out

The Great Glen Way has some fairly strenuous sections in which you are walking into or out of the valley, but most sections can be broken into 11 mile parts. It should take 4 to 6 days to complete. The official end/starting point of the walk is the Castle at Inverness.

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