A day on the Great Glen Way

Urquhart Castle across Loch Ness

Here’s my latest trip along the Great Glen Way from Drumnadrochit to Inverness beside Loch Ness.  I jumped on the bus and waved my bus pass. Nothing makes me feel like an old codger more than using my pensioner’s pass. I called the driver ‘sonny’ and offered him a toffee before taking my seat and scowling at the young people waiting to get on the bus.

Here’s Urquhart castle once an old fortress it now serves to trap tourists but it’s cafe is in one of the most spectacular spots of any cake and coffee venue I’ve ever seen.

You never know who you’ll meet

This unfortunate young lady met a grumpy old man coming up the track who secretly photographed her.  She told me she was walking from John O’Groats to Gretna Green so when I met her she’d done the hardest bit. She was linking up with the West Highland Way at Fort William.

A zig, or is it a zag?

The route zig zags up the side of the glen through some cool pine forests. Quite a climb though, over 1,000 ft from the loch side up to the top of the ridge.

Stunning views across Loch Ness

On the open moor

Now the path breaks out of the forest on to the open moorland, still over 10 miles to Inverness.

Not too sure what this stone says, it doesn’t seem to be a milestone, anyone know what it is?

fantastic woodland near Inverness

Not far from Inverness we return to the forest and get some shelter from sun and wind in this beautiful woodland.

Inverness

Home at Last!  Inverness below me a welcome sight.

Have a listen to my journey along this stage of the Great Glen Way.

Have you walked the Great Glen way? How was it for you?

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