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Hiking trail

Fort William to Spean Bridge

· 1 review · Hiking trail · Highland
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  • Great Glen Way Signpost
    / Great Glen Way Signpost
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  • / Footbridge leaving Fort William on the coastal path
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  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 10:17
    Photo: Catherine Allan, Macs Adventure
  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 10:32
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  • / Caledonian Canal
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  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 11:19
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  • / Neptune'e Staircase
    Photo: Catherine Allan, Macs Adventure
  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 12:43
    Photo: Catherine Allan, Macs Adventure
  • / Moy Bridge
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  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 14:28
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  • / Saturday, 7 October 2017, 14:53
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The trail begins with an easy walk along the canal, heading up the Great Glen and through woodland that is home to red squirrels.

24.3 km
4:37 h
124 m
59 m

Enjoy a lovely walk today, with views of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis, and you’ll also enjoy the impressive eight locks of Neptune’s Staircase along the Caledonian Canal.  Take in the panorama of the Commando Memorial as you make your way to Gairlochy, then on to Spean Bridge.

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Updated: January 24, 2018

Highest point
112 m
Lowest point
-2 m

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This walk appears in the following itineraries:

WSSSKRAIL

Start

Fort William (8 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.820394, -5.106505
UTM
30V 371429 6299371

Destination

Spean Bridge

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Alison Sterley
May 18, 2019 · Community
Additional info, like waypoints would be useful. This route diverts from the Glen.
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Distance
24.3 km
Duration
4:37h
Ascent
124 m
Descent
59 m

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