The Great Glen Way

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The Great Glen virtually cuts Scotland in half, a natural fault-line that runs coast-to-coast for over 60 miles from Fort William in the southwest to Loch Linnhe and eventually Inverness to the northwest. It's shadowed by the long-distance trail – the Great Glen Way – which makes for a very pleasant, relatively flat route if you're after a spot of gentle walking over several days that takes in lots of great natural sights but is also wheelchair- and buggy-friendly, passing Loch Oich and Loch Ness and for much of the time follows the Caledonian Canal through some of Scotland's most majestic scenery. Really, for weekend walkers, it's hard to imagine a better long-distance path in the UK.