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Great Glen Way High Route


18 km / 11 miles
An alternative to a section of the Great Glen Way between Fort Augustus and a point Above Primrose Bay, Alltsigh. This variant is more scenic and avoids closures on the lower route when forestry harvesting operations are underway. In detail there are South and North sections of the Great Glen High Route before and after Invermoriston. The two routes are linked by a small section of the Great Glen Way which passes through Invermoriston.


Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Attributes: Challenging
National Park
Start: NH384106 - Inchnacardoch, Fort Augustus, Highland View on StreetMap
Finish: NH466207 - Above Primrose Bay, Alltsigh, Loch Ness, Highland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2014
Web Sites: Scotland's Great Trails Great Glen Way - High Route Great Glen Way - Leaflets & Maps Downloads Great Glen Way Official Site Independent Hostels UK - Great Glen Way Accommodation

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Great Glen Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2020 )
Guidebook Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness  (Trailblazer Publications  - 2017 )
Guidebook Walking the Great Glen Way : Fort William to Inverness two-way trail guide  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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OS Landranger Active 26, 34
OS Explorer 400, 416
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Route Profile:

17.9 km (11.1 miles)
908 m (2,979 ft) ascent
394 m (1,293 ft)  maximum height

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