This is a majestic route through the Great Glen of Scotland, an epic canal journey to rival any in Europe. In fact the Caledonian Canal comprises a series of man-made sections built to link lochs Ness, Oich, Lochy and Linnhe, all set against the incomparable grandeur of the Western Highlands.
There are few experiences on the inland waterways to rival cruising across Loch Ness; or locking through the grand staircase of locks at Fort Augustus; or mooring at Banavie within the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Not to mention a possible encounter with ’Nessie’ – take your camera with you.
It is impossible to adequately convey the scenic appeal of this wonderful canal, which every enthusiast should visit at least once. Hire-craft are available from Inverness and Loch Lochy so there really can be no excuse for missing out!
Bring your walking boots – and perhaps your waterproofs too – and enjoy a cruising/hiking holiday in the gorgeous Scottish Highlands. You are guaranteed to return time and time again.
Clachnaharry Basin (Inverness) to Corpach Basin (Fort William)