Walking paths and tourist routes across Scotland’s forestry estate, including the West Highland Way, are to be improved as a result of a £3.15 million funding boost for Forestry Commission Scotland. A total of £1 million will be spent on the Great Glen Way to build over 11 miles of new path and upgrade surfaces on this popular tourist route which runs from Fort William to Inverness.
The route spans 79 miles/127km between Fort William and Inverness, and the whole route can be walked in five or six days. The Great Glen Way suits all levels of walker. For the less experienced it is the perfect introduction to long distance walking, being for the most part low-level and following mainly towpaths and woodland tracks. There are some challenging sections though, and the more experienced may wish to tackle a few Munros or Corbetts within reach from the route.
Most parts of the Way are easily accessible from the many pontoons and moorings along the canal, offering an opportunity for the more energetic to combine walking and boating in one holiday.
Photo: Great Glen Way at Loch Lochy