|Track length:||118.0 km|
|Total ascent:||715 m|
|Total descent:||824 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
From Glen Urquhart head towards Cannich,
Cannich to Beauly, is about 18 miles through Mauld, struy, Eskadale, Aigas, Kilmorack, to Beauly, On the way you pass Erchless Castle, an L-plan castle near Struy.
The current building was built in about 1600, by the River Beauly at the point where it forms from the confluence of the rivers Glass and Farrar.
Today you can rent The castle for self-catering holiday accommodation
On this route you pass Aigas golf course, established in 1993 as a farm diversification project, with greens and wide undulating fairways that are popular feature of this 9 hole well manicured parkland golf course (par 33) is well known for it’s picturesque setting, surrounding Aigas
At the junction take the left hand turn to Beauly, The village of Beauly is offers a range of excellent and varied shops, eating places, hotels and guest houses, and all just a 20 minute drive from Inverness.
The River Beauly is a renowned salmon river, but also provides some of the gentler walks around the village.
From Beauly take the A862 to Urray and Mary Bang on the wester road, to Contin, located in the county of Ross, here you will find Fairburn Tower a Late 16th/early 17th century, square tower with 4 storeys and a attic The dramatic cracks running the length of its walls can be stitched and repaired.
Detailed archaeology is already underway and will allow us to recover the tower’s form.
The village of Muir of Ord lies 3 miles south east of Marybank, along the A832 road. The village of Contin lies less than 2 miles north west of Marybank, there are two UNESCO world heritage sites nearby.
From Marybank follow the route to Tarvie on the A835 through Garve onto Gorstan at Gorstan take the A835 to Gorbat
Loch Glascarnoch a reservoir 7km long, is about halfway between Ullapool and Inverness, a hydro-electric loch with a small power station about halfway along the loch. holding brown trout, pike and perch with Bank fishing only.
The A835 follows its south shore and has several parking areas and view points,
Follow this route on theA835 to Ullapool, past Lochbroom to the finish point.
Ullapool is nestled on the shores of Lochbroom about 1 hour North of Loch Ness and Inverness airport. It is the perfect base to discover Ross-shire, Cromarty, Sutherland, The Black Isle and Inverness, it is a picturesque fishing village, an ideal base from which to explore Wester Ross and the Highlands of Scotland, the village is now becoming well known for its Music Festivals, here you will find the Beinn Dearg a mountain most frequently climbed by following the River Lael up Gleann na Sguaib. Starting from near the head of Loch Broom, a path follows the glen to a bealach, which is about a kilometre north of the summit, the neighbouring peaks of Con a' Mheall and Meall na Ceapraichean may also be climbed. Eididh nan Clach Geala, which lies about 3 km north of Beinn Dearg, is also added in to complete a round of 4 Munros.
From the port at Ullapool you can take one of the major operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, and ferry services, between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands on Scotland's west coast, the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry usually shortened to CalMac,
The North Atlantic Drift passes Ullapool, moderating the temperature.
South from Ullapool are attractions such as Leckmelm Shrubbery and Arboretum, Lael Forest Garden, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach.
Along the Road to Poolewe are great views out to sea over golden beaches and green, rocky islands, and the famous Inverewe Garden overlooking Loch Ewe and to the west Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to pine martens, wildcats, buzzards and golden eagles as well as the unique shape of Stac Pollaidh one of the most photographed hills in this area.
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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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