As the most important trading route in the Scottish Highlands, the “Great Glen” has plenty of stories to tell. While the legend of Loch Ness probably belongs to the world of fantasy, this region has also been part of countless disputes and battles between clans. Nowadays, little disturbs the peace that reigns in the “Great Glen”. The Great Glen Way follows the Caledonian Canal, takes you to the shore of crystal clear lochs and in little towns with cozy pubs. This scenery is framed by green hills of the Scottish Highlands, which provides a wonderful contrast to the still waters. The Great Glen Way shows Scotland like in a picture book.
Scotland’s oldest long distance hiking trail leads you into the raw world of the highlands. In olden times this was barren land, inhabited only by a few merchants and shepherds. Battles were fought here and robbers and gangs of thieves used the seclusion as a refuge. Today, this region is still largely untouched and is extremely varied. The paths scroll in seclusion along the shore of Loch Lomond, only to offer views of the surrounding peaks a few kilometres further on. The West Highland Way is one of the most popular hiking routes in Europe today and attracts travellers from all over the world.