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The Best Treks in Scotland: Great Glen Way

I’ve always wanted to go trekking in Scotland. What are the best paths that combine great natural scenery with history?

A:The Great Glen Way travels 73 miles through the Highlands along the path of the Great Glen, Scotland’s longest valley. Hikers begin at the southwest trailhead at Fort William and follow the Caledonian Canal, which connects several lakes—including Loch Ness—before terminating in the east at Inverness. The route follows the canal’s towpath for much of the way, though it does dart into the forested hills occasionally, and isn’t overly rigorous.

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