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The Great Glen

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Tour style - Active & Adrenaline, Wildlife & Nature, Culture & History

4 days

The Great Glen, Loch Ness & Inverness Departs Fort William 380 million years ago a massive fault line cut across Scotland and formed what is now known as The Great Glen. This massive geological tear in the Earth’s crust was dramatic enough but today it gives Scotland some of the most impressive and iconic scenery seen anywhere in the world. From Fort William through Loch Ness you will make your way through 73 miles (117km) of stunning Scottish landscape by foot, canoe, sea kayak and bike.
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    Day 1: Fort William to South Laggan by mountain bike We meet at Fort William for an initial kit check. Then we mountain bike to South Laggan past ‘Neptune's Staircase’ to the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lochy. We bike along the towpath before crossing the swing bridge at Gairlochy. Enjoy great views of Loch Arkaig and onto the shore of Loch Lochy with a possible refreshment stop at a pub on a barge! We continue on where you hear about the 'Seven Heads Well' on the shore of Loch Oichn before arriving at our camp for the night. Don’t worry, there are hot showers and the tepees are all set up for your arrival, you just need to enjoy the experience of cooking and eating in the great outdoors. Day 2: South Laggan to Fort Augustus by canoe Today we take to the water and canoe River and Loch Oich, one of the four main lochs in the Great Glen all the way to the start of mighty and monstrous Loch Ness, one of the most famous bodies of water in the world! After a day on the water there’s a chance for a well-earned local beer at Morag’s Lodge. Day 3: Fort Augustus to Loch Ness campsite by kayak A stunning day kayaking the waters of Loch Ness, past the ruins of Urquhart Castle where the monster has been seen many times. Make sure you bring a waterproof camera, in case you get a chance to see Nessie! The dark waters of Loch Ness remain cold all year round and come rain or shine this journey is spectacular. If you are lucky enough to be paddling on the Loch when It’s a mill pond then you will enjoy crystal clear reflections of the surrounding mountains. Tonight we sleep in tepees by the side of Loch Ness and cook up dinner – al fresco! We’ll light a camp fire and cosy up under the stars. Make sure you pack some marshmallows… Day 4: Loch Ness campsite to Inverness by canoe We complete the remaining stretch of Loch Ness by canoe and enter Inverness by water, a unique way to view of the capital of the Highlands where our trip comes to an end. You’ll be tired but what an adventure!  

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