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Fort William to Gairlochy (transfer to Glengarry)

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  • Loch Linnhe, Fort William
    / Loch Linnhe, Fort William
m 30 20 10 -10 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
With the dramatic north face of Ben Nevis above you begin your hike along the Great Glen from the site of Fort William’s late 17th century old fort.
moderate
Distance 16.6 km
6:00 h
38 m
10 m

Trace the shores of Loch Linnhe and join the Caledonian Canal heading north east on quiet forest paths to reach the tiny hamlet of Gairlochy where you’ll meet your driver for a private transfer to your accommodation (30 min).

Delight in the scenic drive along Loch Lochy to reach Glengarry Castle Hotel north of Laggan. This traditional country hotel stands alone in a remote area of the glen.  Settle into your room and savor a hearty highland dinner.   

Please see your personalised accommodation sheet for your transfer details. 

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: April 16, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
36 m
Lowest point
1 m

Start

Fort William (3 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 10471 74284
DD
56.821300, -5.107197
DMS
56°49'16.7"N 5°06'25.9"W
UTM
30V 371390 6299473
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Destination

Gairlochy (transfer to accommodation)

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 10471 74284
DD
56.821300, -5.107197
DMS
56°49'16.7"N 5°06'25.9"W
UTM
30V 371390 6299473
w3w 
///covers.little.equipping
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
38 m
Descent
10 m

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