Long distance walking and camping
Hiking and wild Camping in Scotland
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Our Walk of The Great Glen Way, with Meall na Teanga and Sron a' Choire Ghairbh

Map of The Great Glen Way

Starting on 2nd January, 2006, having prepared all our gear days before the New Years party (of course!), we walked the Great Glen Way, Scotland's latest long distance National Trail which passes from Fort William in the South-West, through the Great Glen, and on to Inverness in the North-East. Opened in April 2002, this fabulous unspoilt trail follows the route of the Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness.

Again, in proper style we planned to carry all of our supplies for the 7 day, 73 mile hike and to camp wild for the whole of the way. There are no designated "wild" campsites as yet on the Great Glen Way, unlike the West Highland Way, and so we camped anywhere we found a suitable place as it started to get dark (at about 4pm) on any given day. At the time of writing, we are not aware of any other personal journals on the web that specifically cover the Great Glen Way.

  1. Fort William to Gairlochy
  2. Gairlochy to Kilfinnan and then Cam Bhealach
  3. Meall na Teanga and Sron a' Choire Ghairbh (Munros beside Great Glen Way)
  4. Kilfinnan to Loch Oich
  5. Loch Oich to 4 miles past Fort Augustus
  6. 4 miles past Fort Augustus to Grotaig
  7. Grotaig to Abriachan
  8. Abriachan to Inverness