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Great Glen Way whole way walk- the longest guided walk in the Highlands.

Issued: 27 Jul 2010

The Highland Councils Great Glen Way Rangers will be undertaking their annual pilgrimage through the Great Glen again this year and the public are invited to join them in what is a fantastic walk through one of Scotland's most spectacular working landscape. In what has become a great attraction over the years, The Whole Way Walk event takes in the cultural, historical and natural heritage of the Great Glen walking from Inverness to Fort William and finishing with great views of Ben Nevis mountain range.

Lynda Dodd the Great Glen Way Manager said: "The walk is a phenomenal six day experience that should be attempted at least once in a lifetime. Tackling a long distance walk is no mean feat, but by joining with the Rangers you will get the most from what is a remarkably stunning area and be part of the longest guided walk in the Highlands.

"Not only do the Rangers guide the walk the whole way but we arrange guest speakers either to join us for short sections or at lunch breaks. This year the Deer Commission Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland will be joining us to discus the working landscape of forestry and shooting estates, as well as The Highland Councils Archaeologists and British Waterways Scotland to highlight the vast array of historic monuments and artefacts along the canal sections and the wider countryside."

The Great Glen Way Whole Way Walk starts on Sunday 12th September in Inverness and finishes on Friday 17th September in Fort William and costs £25 for the 6 days or £5 for a day. As there are limited places anyone who is interested should contact the Great Glen Way Rangers to book as places are filling up fast greatglenwayrangers@highland.gov.uk or call 01320 366633.

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