Cutting clean through Scotland’s Great Glen and connecting Inverness to Fort William the Caledonian Canal is one of the great waterways of the world. The Caledonian Canal offers visitors spectacular scenery and many exciting opportunities to experience this unique waterway on foot, by bike or by boat. People return each year to enjoy Scottish holidays on this dramatic canal. Boating holidays here are particularly popular as the Caledonian Canal opens up into Loch Ness, where boaters can sail the waters of this vast Scottish Loch. Who knows, whilst sailing Loch Ness you might even find the Loch Ness Monster!
The stunning mountain scenery of the Scottish Highlands offers a surprising setting for a canal. The Great Glen (also home to the Great Glen Way) is an ancient fault line through which the Caledonian Canal runs. It follows this Scottish Glen almost directly from the South West to the North East. This stunning towpath also connects the Great Glen Way with the South Loch Ness Trail to create our epic 80 mile Loch Ness 360° Trail.
The Great Glen is so vast, you could almost claim, that all land north-west of the Caledonian Canal is an island!Boating Holidays in Scotland
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