After a quick ‘pit-stop’at the Commando memorial to soak up the views and contemplate the story of these brave men, continue by taxi on to Gairlochy where you follow the Caledonian Canal via Neptune’s Staircase to the base of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, in Fort William.
Distance 16.9 km
From the tranquil hamlet of Gairlochy), begin your walk along the Great Glen Way, following the way-markers west towards Fort William. Pass the massive gates of Neptune’s Staircase and on to the broad Caledonian Canal. Against a magnificent back drop of the Western Highlands, trace a path alongside the shores of Loch Eil and on to the River Lochy. Continue towards the bustling centre of Fort William, with views of Ben Nevis and the saltwater Loch Linnhe.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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