|Track length:||250.1 km|
|Total ascent:||1994 m|
|Total descent:||1990 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
Starting in Gairloch, take the A832 through the rural hamlets of Charlestown and Kerysdale, past Loch Maree, 20 km long and 4 km wide, making the Loch the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland, regarded as one of the most scenically attractive areas of Scotland, the loch itself is the largest in the north-west Highlands and lies in a glacial up to 110m deep, Loch Maree has a large number of islands, 66 in total, Sea trout and salmon are vital components of Loch Marie's environment, providing food for the Black-throated Diver and Otters.
Kayaking is an excellent way to explore the loch, relax with the soothing sound of water lapping against the Kayak and nature quietening both mind and body and sole, or take the Tollie path, which begins at the Slattadale parking lot and ends at Tollie Farm near Poolewe, about five miles there and five miles back.
Continuing on the A832 through Loch Maree, via Taggan, Anancoun, and Kinlochewe to the A896 intersection.
Continue on the A896 to Annet, via Upper Loch Torridon, All An Dubn, Straithcarron, to the Tornapress junction, from whence you may turn to Applecross, reachable by the beautiful Bealach na Ba road for 11 miles as part of the trip, rain or shine. This remote peninsula in the Scottish Highlands offers sea kayaking, gorge walking, fishing, and hiking, stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife, and white sandy beaches, whether cycling, walking, or driving, fantastic photographic opportunities, camping on remote islands and beaches in season, seals, dolphins, basking sharks, pilot and Minke whales are frequently in the waters, and look to the sky for Puffins, Skuas, Guillemots, and Gannets.
Take the A896 from the Tornapress junction through the hamlets of Kishorn, through the river Kishorn, and Sanachan to Lochcarron, a sea-loch on the north-west coast of Scotland, on the mainland opposite the island of Skye, and located amid the most stunning landscape in Britain. Lochcarron and region is a dispersed settlement, with lovely snowy hills in winter and when the snow drifts down into the town, at the northern end of Lochcarron, at Kirkton, you'll discover its picturesque lake side 9 hole golf course.
Take the A890 via New Kelso at the Straithcarron intersection.
At Strathcarron, take the A890 to Ardnarff along the Loch side, through Achmore, to Auchtertyre, and then the A87 to Dornie, a small former fishing village in the Kintail district of western Ross-shire where the rivers Loch Duich, Loch Alsh, and Loch Long meet, and where Eilean Donan Castle is located.
Take the A87 from Shiel Bridge at the top of Loch Duich to Invermoriston on the shores of Lochness, passing via the rural hamlets of Torrlaoighsearch, Loch Cluanie, Tomchrasky, Dalchreichart, and Dundreggan.
From Invermoriston, travel the A82 via Urquhart Castle to Nessy, then through Drumnadrochit to the Lochness Monster Exhibition before returning to the Highland capital of Inverness.
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In Scotland, you can participate in a variety of high-adrenaline and adventure sports. This country is an all-year-round playground for outdoor activities. The spring and summer months have mild weather and long days of light, which makes them ideal for hiking, biking, water sports, and other types of adventurous activities. Coastal & Water Activities, Walking, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing, Outdoor Centres to suite every age and ability, Forest & Land Activities, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Snow sports & Winter Activities to Wildlife Watching, Sightseeing Day Tours, Food & Drink Experiences, Multi-Day Cruises,
Then, Autumn and Winter give lengthy nights with no light pollution, the black dark skies offer stargazing with no light pollution, and the snow-capped mountains are capable of competing with some of the top winter locations around.
The Great Glen Way travels through a public right of way. The city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is located approximately 15 miles to the north of the Great Glen Way. Inverness is home to numerous commercial, educational, retail, and service establishments, in addition to a bustling mainline railway station and an international airport.
You can learn more about the history, myths, and mysteries surrounding Loch Ness at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which is located in the village of Drumnadrochit. Loch Ness is one of the largest and deepest expanses of water in Scotland, as it plunges to a depth of over 260 metres (over 800 feet). It is also the largest string of lochs along the Great Glen.
Take a boat ride on the Loch if you book at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. The boat will take you out to the deepest point of Loch Ness, show you the marker posts used by John Cobb during his water speed record attempt, tell you all the secrets of Urquhart Castle, and of course tell you about the shy monster. If you book at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, you can take a boat ride on the Loch.
You may also take a boat tour on Loch Ness from the harbour at the Clansman Hotel, as well as the new pier at Dochgarroch, which is located just outside of Inverness and is where the sightseeing bus departs each day during the summer.
Hiking is a popular activity among both tourists and locals because of the breathtaking vistas that can be seen from various places along the trail.
Depending on your level of fitness, the Great Glen Way can be completed in about seven days, while the Loch Ness Trail encircles the loch for approximately 80 miles.
You need to keep an eye out for way-markers as you make your way up the short path that leads to the beginning of the 'Craigmonie Woodland Trails' trailhead from Drumnadrochit.
There are several tough areas that require stamina and experience in order to complete the trip. Hikers can either work their way up or down the mountain routes depending on their skills and level of experience. You may wish to attempt the Munro's or the Corbett's.
You can get to many different walks and view points from the village of Drumnadrochit. Some of these walks include The falls of Divach, Urquhart Woods, Abriachan Forest Trust,Contin Forest Walk, Glen Urquhart Forest trails and water falls, Allt na Criche, Daviot Woods, Inverfarigaig, Little mill, Boblainy Forest, Daviot Wood, Balmacaan, Plodda Falls, Dog falls, Or
You should be aware that there are seasonal bye laws that came into effect on March 1, 2017, that affect how you can camp in some areas between the months of March and September. If you plan to "wild camp," you should be aware of these laws and check with the local authorities to ensure that you are in compliance with them.
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