Great Glen


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Great Glen

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valley, 60 mi (97 km) long, Highland, N central Scotland, extending from Moray Firth SW to Loch Linnhe. It was formed by a fault in the earth's surface. Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and Loch Lochy, glacial lakes located on the fault line, extend hundreds of feet below sea level. The Caledonian CanalCaledonian 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
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 traverses Great Glen.

Great Glen

the. a fault valley across the whole of Scotland, extending southwest from the Moray Firth in the east to Loch Linnhe and containing Loch Ness and Loch Lochy
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GREAT GLEN WAY Distance: 79 miles Start: Fort William Finish: Inverness Why walk it?
We were staying in a self-catering log cabin at the Great Glen Water Park overlooking Loch Oich and Loch Lochy, which run into Loch Ness and on to the sea at Inverness.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has put in place three flood warnings in Caithness and Sutherland and Easter Ross and the Great Glen, with eight further flood alerts throughout the country.
The Great Glen fault is more than 100 kilometers long and divides the Scottish Highlands into northern and southern halves.
Look at any map and the evidence is still plain to see: the Great Glen Fault, the Highland Boundary Fault, and the Southern Uplands Fault hint at an ancient, bewildering story.
Well, you can go near, the Mass Central Rail Trail, for example, or far, maybe to Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Lying southwest of Loch ness, along the great glen, and over 9 miles long, Loch Lochy is a serious piece of water.
Making tracks: Julia Bradbury and the Great Glen Walking Group.
Last year, a team of staff from NRG completed the Maggie's Monster Hike and Bike Challenge, from Fort William through to Inverness, covering 73 miles along the Great Glen Way in 24 hours.
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.
It employs five people who oversee a range of new and used, niche brand products based on London Road, Great Glen, Leicester.
A masterpiece of engineering, the canal combines man-made and natural waterways, including famous Loch Ness, breathtaking Loch Lochy and Loch Linnhe, and stretches across the Great Glen from Inverness in the north-east to Fort William in the south-west.