Caledonian Canal


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Caledonian Canal,

waterway, c.60 mi (100 km) long, cutting across Highland, N Scotland, from Moray Firth to Loch Linnhe by way of the Great Glen. It was built in two phases (1803–22 and 1843–47; opened 1822) to save shallow-draft vessels the circuitous route around N Scotland. Of the waterway, 38 mi (61 km) consists of the natural waters of Lochs Ness, Oich, and Lochy. The canal has 29 locks and is used primarily for fishing and leisure boating.

Caledonian Canal

 

a waterway in Scotland, followingthe depression of the Great Glen of Scotland from Loch Linnheto Moray Firth (at the city of Inverness). The Caledonian Canal links Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. It is 88 km long, of which 32km is an artificial canal. There are 29 locks. The canal was builtin the early 19th century; it now has limited importance as atransportation route.

Caledonian Canal

a canal in N Scotland, linking the Atlantic with the North Sea through the Great Glen: built 1803--47; now used mostly for leisure boating
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And on the Caledonian Canal, upcoming developments include viewing points, camping sites, holiday cottages and a converted lighthouse.
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Strictly speaking, she is not a sea–going boat, although the Borthwicks are insured to travel the west coast between the Caledonian Canal at Fort William and Bowling, which is the start of the Forth and Clyde Canal.
For her latest trip, she's exploring the UK's canals and towpath trails, starting in the Highlands, where she takes an eight-mile stroll along the Caledonian Canal.
3 Toughest stage: Cornwall - up and down and very hot Highest peak: Nasty climb out of the Caledonian Canal from Loch Ness just south of Beauly Longest time in saddle: 8hr 35mins, covering a distance of 125 miles Bottles of water consumed: 200 Calories burnt: around 6,000 per day per cyclist
Brocklebank sails around Britain's coast as a floating ambassador for Merseyside Maritime Museum and has visited France, Ireland and Scotland via the Caledonian Canal.
I WOULD like to travel the length of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland.
This year's challenge included walking 71 miles along the Great Glen Way or canoeing 60 miles along the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands in just four days for The Chris Lucas Trust, which helps children with cancer.
THE long-term partner of a woman killed when her new lover drove his van into the Caledonian Canal, yesterday branded the man a "cowardly, cold-blooded killer".
Danielle was reported missing on New Year's Eve and a child's body was found in the Caledonian canal by police divers on Tuesday.
A monster good time is guaranteed cruising the Caledonian Canal, which slices through the Scottish Highlands via Loch Ness.
Dating back to the mid 1800s, some were built for Thomas Telford while he oversaw construction of the Caledonian Canal.