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The Great Glen is a geological fault line that runs from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east, and the trail follows this line, passing through some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in Scotland. The trail starts in Fort William and passes through the towns of Gairlochy, Fort Augustus, and Invermoriston, before reaching the Loch Ness, then it goes through Drumnadrochit and Whitebridge, to finish in Inverness.
Along the way, hikers will pass by lochs (lakes) such as Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Ness, as well as the Caledonian Canal, which connects these lochs.
The trail also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. The Great Glen Way is typically completed in 7-8 days, but Pawel Cymbelista who is one of the speakers at the Fort William Mountain Festival ‘Tales from the Trails’ night currently holds the fastest known time for the Great Glen Way completing it in 11 hours 53 minutes and 32 seconds.
2.5 hours faster than the previous record holder Daniel Roweleete.
To hear more about it make sure to come to his talk: https://mountainfestival.co.uk/ticket/events/ocuk-tales-from-the-trails/