Great Glen Way Guidebooks and Maps
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“The Great Glen Way long-distance footpath begins where the West Highland Way ends – at Fort William – and follows the Great Glen faultline to finish at Inverness after 79 miles (127km). The trail passes Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness and also follows the towpath of the Caledonian Canal. It’s a relatively easy week-long walk amongst beautiful Highland scenery but there’s a high level option between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit that gives even better mountain views. The guide includes:
* 38 detailed walking maps: the largest-scale maps available – at just under 1:20,000 (8cm or 31/8 inches to 1 mile) these are bigger than even the most detailed walking maps currently available in the shops*
Unique mapping features – walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest. These are not general-purpose maps but fully edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers
* Accommodation, pubs and restaurants in detailed guides to 15 towns and villagesincluding Fort William and Inverness
* Itineraries for all walkers – whether hiking the entire route or sampling highlights on day walks or short breaks
* Detailed public transport information – buses and trains for all access points
* Practical information for all budgets
* What to see; where to eat (cafes, teashops, pubs and restaurants); where to stay (B&Bs, hotels, bunkhouses, hostels and campsites)
– Great Glen Way: (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
“Guidebook and Ordnance Survey map booklet to walking the Great Glen Way (one of Scotland’s Great Trails), a 79-mile route that runs along the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness. Ideal as an introduction to long-distance walking, the Great Glen Way can easily be walked within a week, and most walkers will aim to complete the route in five or six days.
* The guidebook describes the route in both directions, with high- and low-level options given for two of the six stages. An alternative route past the northern side of Loch Oich (via Invergarry) is also described.
* A separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps shows the full route. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide are illustrated by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. The route description links together with the map booklet at each stage along the way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.
* A wealth of practical information is included, from accommodation and itinerary planning, to details on public transport and refreshments.
The Great Glen is one of the most remarkable features in the Scottish landscape – a ruler-straight valley along an ancient fault line through the Highlands. The route uses undulating forest tracks, lakeside paths, old drove roads and military roads, as well as contrasting stretches over heather moorlands or through city suburbs. Walkers can enjoy the scenery and wildlife, delve into the history of the Highland clans, visit crumbling castles, or keep an eye open to spot the elusive Loch Ness Monster.
– The Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness Two-Way Trail Guide (Cicerone Trail Guides)
We advise buying two different guidebooks; one will complement the other in terms of route description, back-up info, photographs and diagrams, etc., and the additional cost is little compared to the cost of the walk.
Great Glen Way Maps
The route is an easy one, and the maps included with the guidebooks should suffice, although we include additional maps in our display.