The Great Glen Way: Two Way Trail guide [NOOK Book]

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Guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, a 117km (73 mile) National Trail that runs along the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness, in either direction. The Great Glen is one of the most remarkable features in the Scottish landscape - a ruler-straight valley along an ancient fault line through the Highlands. The glen is threaded by the scenic Caledonian Canal, which links Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with the famous Loch Ness.
The Great Glen Way stretches alongside the ...
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The Great Glen Way: Two Way Trail guide

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Overview

Guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, a 117km (73 mile) National Trail that runs along the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness, in either direction. The Great Glen is one of the most remarkable features in the Scottish landscape - a ruler-straight valley along an ancient fault line through the Highlands. The glen is threaded by the scenic Caledonian Canal, which links Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with the famous Loch Ness.
The Great Glen Way stretches alongside the Caledonian Canal, passing several lochs, undulating forest tracks, lakeside paths, old drove roads and military roads, as well as contrasting stretches over heather moorlands or through city suburbs. The route is an ideal introduction to long-distance walking, with a range of facilities listed along the way. Walkers can enjoy the scenery and wildlife, delve into the history of the Highland clans, visit crumbling castles, or keep an eye open to spot the elusive Loch Ness Monster! The Great Glen Way can easily be walked within a week, and most walkers will aim to complete the route in five or six days.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849654166
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with a score of books to his name. He lives on the edge of the Lake District, and has walked, and written about, every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He has walked in many parts of Europe, as well as Nepal, Tibet, and the Canadian Rockies.
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations.

Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a tablet, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. He takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Geology
Brief history
The Caledonian Canal
Animals and plants
The Loch Ness Monster
Travel to the Great Glen
Travel through the Great Glen
Traveline Scotland
Familiarisation with the Great Glen
Accommodation
Food and drink
Money
Tourist Information Centres
Maps of the route
When to walk
Daily schedule
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Rescue services
Great Glen Way Rangers

Great Glen Way - south to north
Fort William
Day 1 - Fort William to Gairlochy
Day 2 - Gairlochy to North Laggan
Day 3 - North Laggan to Fort Augustus
Day 4 - Fort Augustus to Invermoriston
Day 5 - Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit
Day 6 - Drumnadrochit to Inverness

Great Glen Way - north to south
Inverness
Day 1 - Inverness to Drumnadrochit
Day 2 - Drumnadrochit to Invermoriston
Day 3 - Invermoriston to Fort Augustus
Day 4 - Fort Augustus to North Laggan
Day 5 - North Laggan to Gairlochy
Day 6 - Gairlochy to Fort William

Appendix 1: Route summary

Appendix 2: Timeline history

Appendix 3: Useful information

Appendix 4: Gaelic-English glossary
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