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Track length: 200.8 km
Total ascent: 1248 m
Total descent: 1268 m
Difficulty Level: 3/5 - Medium
Uploaded by: admin
Date: 02/09/2022
Hits: 1898
Overall rating: 6 (17 vote(s))
Inverness is the administrative centre for The Highland Council and is considered to be the capital of the Highlands. It was established in the 6th century, and Dabd mac Ma'l Choluim granted the city its first royal charter in the 12th century. The route from Inverness to Thurso is 110 miles along the A9, and then it continues on to Scrabster. Inverness is considered to be the capital of the Highlands. It is the most northern city in the United Kingdom and is located within the Great Glen at the most north-eastern point of the Great Glen, which is where the River Ness empties into the Moray Firth.
The first stage's challenge level is low.
Information Regarding the Initial Phase:
When travelling north of the Tore Roundabout on the A9, the entire route is a single carriageway; during peak travel hours, it may get extremely congested. The portion of the roadway between Tore and the intersection with the A949 at Clashmore near Dornoch is compliant, including excellent forward vision and ample chances for passing. During this segment, the road travels along the shore, and the alignment is characterised by tight radius bends that have limited forward visibility and offer little opportunities for overtaking. North of the current village of Helmsdale, which was planned in 1814 to resettle populations that had been evacuated from the surrounding straths as part of the Highland Clearances, there is a significant shift in altitude. This change in altitude may be seen from a distance. From this point on, the freshly upgraded portion of the A9 that goes through the Ord of Caithness takes the driver from sea level to almost 200 metres in elevation. It is around 20 miles from Helmsdale to Latheron on the A9, and the journey becomes a route through the exposed heather and moorland. This is a popular location, and the area around it provides a good selection of accommodation options and activities to partake in. The amenities provided for those who enjoy walking, fishing, shooting, golfing, and cycling The path is in good shape in general and has very good visibility going forward.
The difficulty level of the second stage is low.
Second Stage Information: The main A9 road runs past Spittal, and the surrounding area is predominately rural, with agriculture being the primary industry to the north. From the A9, you will take the junction at Wick onto the A882 to Thurso, and after going through the town centre, you will arrive at the port facilities at Scrabster Harbour. The town of Wick is a royal burgh. It is located on both sides of the River Wick and extends along both sides of Wick Bay. Wick has a bustling commercial centre that features a variety of traditional stores in addition to high street companies, cafés, restaurants, hotels, and a caravan park. The word "bay" originates from the Norse word "vik," which refers to this body of water. The Vikings were the first people to make use of the mouth of the River Wick, where it flows into Wick Bay, as a harbour for their longships and commerce vessels. Today's Wick is a fascinating conglomeration of many influences and components; the road that connects John O'Groats with the south passes through the northern part of the town, where you can locate the Wick Inn. The John O'Groats Airport, which offers scheduled flights to and from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, is located in the far north of Scotland. In addition to this, it is frequently utilised by helicopters that provide support to local offshore oil operations, and it serves as a stopover for light aircraft ferry flights that go between Europe and North America via Iceland. It is the town in Britain that is the most northerly located on the mainland, and in addition to having a pretty town beach, lovely traditional shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants, riverside strolls, a circular well house, public library, fascinating museum exhibits, and an annual gallery programme that changes, Thurso is a bustling centre of activity. It is around 1 and a half miles away from Thurso, 22 and a half miles away from Wick, and 112 miles away from Inverness. Scrabster is a small settlement on Thurso Bay. The fishing sector in Scotland relies heavily on Scrabster Harbour, which is another significant port in the country. Scrabster, which is a distance of 2.5 miles away, is where ferries to Orkney depart. If you are travelling west or across to Orkney, the town has accommodation options to meet a variety of budgets for an overnight stop.
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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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