Eighteen months ago, back in 2014, Paul, Nathanael and I walked ninety-six miles on the West Highland Way. This October we returned to Fort William, where that previous journey had ended, to start again — this time following the Great Glen Way.
Over four days we walked from Fort William to Inverness through Scotland’s Great Glen, much of it along the length of Loch Ness. The monster may have eluded us, but we saw deer and pine marten, ptarmigans and red squirrel, and more sheep than even I could photograph. We also met some real characters along the Way, from fellow hikers to friendly hoteliers, each with their own stories to tell.
To read about the trip in full, and in order, just follow the links below:
Day 1: Fort William to Invergarry (23 miles)
Day 2: Invergarry to Invermoriston (20 miles)
Day 3: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (14 miles)
Day 4: Drumnadrochit to Inverness (20 miles)
As proved to be the case last time, where one long-distance footpath ends another invariably begins. Whether we pick up where we left off in Inverness or find another trailhead elsewhere, I can only hope that the journey isn’t over just yet.
After all, I have a niche to find, and for all I know it might just be over the next hill.