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Spean Bridge to Fort William

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  • Great Glen Way Signpost
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  • / Moy Bridge
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  • / Neptune's Staircase and the Caledonian Canal
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  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 14:53
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From Spean Bridge pass by the Commando Memorial onto Gairlochy where you will follow the Caledonian Canal via Neptune’s Staircase along the Great Glen Way to Fort William.
Distance 23.3 km
5:49 h
49 m
110 m
111 m
1 m

Enjoy a lovely walk today, beginning with the impressive panorama of the Commando Memorial, as you make your way to Gairlochy. Follow the Great Glen Way southwest and continue along the canal towpath as it winds its way through stunning countryside above the River Lochy. You’ll enjoy the impressive eight locks of Neptune’s Staircase along the Caledonian Canal shortly before arriving into Fort William resting at the base of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis.

 

 

Highest point
111 m
Lowest point
1 m

Safety information

Please be careful of traffic on the road from Spean Bridge to Gairlochy - as per the UK Highway Code it is best to walk on the right hand side of the road into oncoming traffic so that you are most visible to vehicle drivers.  There are excellent views from this road over the surrounding countryside.

Start

Spean Bridge (63 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 22206 81745
DD
56.892879, -4.920416
DMS
56°53'34.4"N 4°55'13.5"W
UTM
30V 383012 6307104
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Destination

Fort William

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 22206 81745
DD
56.892879, -4.920416
DMS
56°53'34.4"N 4°55'13.5"W
UTM
30V 383012 6307104
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Distance
23.3 km
Duration
5:49 h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
110 m
Highest point
111 m
Lowest point
1 m

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