Our Great Glen Way – Loch Ness

In the afternoon of our third GGW day, we reached Fort Augustus. We spent the night there. In Fort Augustus the Caledonian Canel descends again over several locks, before it flows into the legendary Loch Ness.

During the day the place is crowded by countless tourists. Like everywhere in the world, they wallow in the souvenir shops, take photos with their smartphones and were transported by buses.


But in the evening peace came and we could feel the mood. (To get larger photos please click)

On next morning we went to the lake.


Of course, we looked for the monster Nessi.


Yes, we did! Cool ;-).

When you take the volume of the water, Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland. The lake is 37 kilometers long and we had to walk some days. First we went to Invermoriston and then to Drumnadrochit. What a name?

The Great Glen Way sometimes has a „upper“ and a „lower“ variant. The views on the upper variant are of course more impressive.




The view of the ruins of Urquhart Castle made us curious.


The ruins are abandoned since 1692. The Scottish flag wave proudly over the ruin. The whole fits well in the area.


Tomorrow we hike from Loch Laide to Inverness. Please remain curious.


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