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
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
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.