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GPS Track Details
Track length: 80.60 km
Total ascent: 631 m
Total descent: 630 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Uploaded by: admin
Date: 21/08/2022
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Overall rating: 5 (9 vote(s))
The journey time between Glasgow Queen Street, the start of the West Highland Line to Fort William takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes. From Edinburgh, the journey takes just under 5 hours, changing once at Glasgow Queen Street. Once you are in Fort William, at the train station you will find the Jacobite a classic British steam train trip from yester year. The train takes you along the West Highland Line a breath-taking experience with stunning scenery of kaleidoscopic-coloured moors, snow-capped mountains, shimmering lochs and rugged coast, heading towards the village of Mallaig in Scotland. This is a 84 miles round trips, starting at Fort William, near Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, the train journey is about 40. The train slows down, as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, with a view of the spectacular Loch Shiel and surrounding mountains, For Harry potter fans this is the point in the film were Harry and Ron in the flying Ford Anglia appear. After the viaduct, the train makes a short stop at Glenfinnan before continuing its journey. Around 3 miles, after the station, on the right-hand side, you’ll start to run alongside Loch Eilt. The train journey ends at the fishing port of Mallaig. Most passengers will spend a short time here before the return journey to Fort William, for others Mallaig is the jumping off point for ferries to the Isle of Skye.

First Stage Difficulty: EasyFirst Stage Information:

Follow the B8008, A830 on local roads, to Morar, with its twists and turns and narrow stretches, about 3 miles, depending on traffic, this is a small village on the west coast, south of Mallaig. The name Morar is also applied to the northern part of the peninsula containing the village,The coastline of the area forms part of the Morar, Moidart and Ardnamurchan National Scenic Area, one of 40 such areas in Scotland, which are defined so as to identify areas of exceptional scenery and to ensure its protection by restricting certain forms of development. From Morar you cycle to Bunacaimb about 5.2 miles, the coastline begins in the south at the hamlets of Back of Keppoch and Bunacaimb, Here you will find the foreshore that characterise much of this coastline.

Second Stage Difficulty: EasySecond Stage Information:

At Portnaluchaig the road skirts the beach itself, and continues around a superb bay past the 9 hole golf course at Traigh. Leave Bunacaimb towards B8008 heading towards Arisaig about 2 miles Arisaig used to be seen as a haven set between some quite challenging stretches of single track road today you will find the road has been dramatically improved. The opening of a new length of high quality road in 2003 and another, from Arisaig south east to Loch Nan Uamh in 2009, has the new road passing through some of the most attractive white-painted buildings scattered between the harbour and the line of the new road. Across the hillside just below Arisaig's railway station is the village it offers a reasonable selection of shops, local services and accommodation, but in summer can become quite busy.

Third Stage Difficulty: EasyThird Stage Information:

Leaving Arisaig to Druimindarroch on the B8008 towards Clanranald Place, Turn right on to A830 for about 3 miles. Druimindarroch is a small settlement which lies on the north coast of Loch nan Uamh in Lochaber, Scottish Highlands and is in the council area of Highland. Here you will find Prince Charlie's Cave where Charles Edward Stuart is said to have sheltered in the cave for 5 days in 1746, when on the run after defeat at the Battle of Culloden.

Stage 4 Description:

From Druimindarroch, on the A830 to Ranochan moor is about 10 miles, the main road and the railway makes a sweeping climb up to the Rannoch Moor plateau with heather and lochan surrounded by distant mountains. Rannoch Moor is an expanse of around 50 square miles of boggy moorland to the west of Loch Rannoch, where it extends,westerly Perth and Kinross, northerly Lochaber, and south-west, towards northern Argyll and Bute. Rannoch Moor is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. Much of the western part of the moor lies within the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area. From Ranochan moor through Glenfinnan and Drumsallie on the A830 to Corpach is about 8 miles, This is a large village north of Fort William, with a natural harbour, with a canal lock, leading to the basin on Loch Linnhe, heading east it narrows leading to Loch Eil, this is the western sea entrance of the Caledonian Canal. The final part to this ride is to follow on to Fort William, and the finish of this Cycle trip. About 4 miles. From Fort William you can catch the train to Glasgow and home,

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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.

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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

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