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Campervan Hire Scotland – Great Glen of Scotland

Posted on: March 25, 2016
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Great Glen Way – view of Loch Ness from Fort Augustus

From Glencoe to the Highland capital of Inverness in a campervan hire Scotland.

From Glencoe to Fort William in the south to Inverness in the north, the Great Glen (An Gleann Mor) is a natural fault line that snakes across the Highlands dividing Scotland. Running through bucolic towns and villages, among ancient oak and conifer forests, and along scenic lochs, this glen is one of the most popular in Scotland for touring in a campervan hire Scotland.

The Great Glen way and the Caledonian Canal were a much used shipping links in the 19th and earlier 20th century allowing trade to avoid the Pentland Firth and the French privateers during the Napoleonic Wars. In addition to beautiful drives in your campervan hire Scotland along A82 studded with waymarked trails that just invite a picnic, you can traverse any part of its 80 miles by boot, bike or boat, so bring along your hiking boots, cycles or paddles!

Campervan Hire Scotland & The Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is one of beloved National Long Distance Walking Routes in Scotland, running 73 miles along the Caledonian Canal. It starts at lovely Loch Linnhe, goes along famous Loch Ness and ends at Inverness. From the comfort of your campervan hire Scotland, you can choose to tackle the entire trail, or hit bits and pieces. Paddlers can take to the canal in a canoe or sea kayak on the Great Glen Canoe Trail for a memorable outdoor experience. A visit to the Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre is a must for the keen sailor. The canal, built by Thomas Telford, is an engineering marvel, linking the glen’s lochs and creating a route from the Atlantic seaboard to the Moray Firth.

There are a range of fine services and accommodation for those in a campervan hire Scotland in the towns and villages of the Great Glen, including Fort William, Inverness, Gairlochy, Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit. Culture and history are not lacking in the Great Glen, with highlights such as the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and Urquhart Castle, one of the most popular in all of Scotland.

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