The Great Glen, also known as Glen Albyn or Glen More is a series of glens in Scotland running for 62 miles from Inverness on the edge of Moray Firth, to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe. The Great Glen Fault The Great Glen follows a large geological fault known as the Great Glen Fault. It bisects the Scottish Highlands into the Grampian Mountains to the southeast and the Northwest Highlands to the northwest. The glen is a natural travelling route in the Highlands of Scotland, which is used by both the Caledonian Canal and the A82 road, which link the city of Inverness on the northeast coast with Fort William on the west coast. The Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway was built in 1896 from the southern end of the glen to the southern end of Loch Ness, but was never extended to Inverness. The railway closed in 1947. A recent development has been to open a long-distance route for cyclists, canoeist and walkers. Called the Great Glen Way, it links Fort William to Inverness. Officially opened on 30 April 2002 by HRH The Earl of Inverness, the route is a series of footpaths, forestry tracks, canal paths and occasional stretches of road.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE GREAT GLEN»
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TheGreatGlen Way: Two Way Trail guide
Guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, a 117km (73 mile) National Trail that runs along the Great Glen between Fort William and Inverness, in either direction.
Paddy Dillon, 2011
Takes the walker 73 miles along Scotland's historic Great Glen.
Jacquetta Megarry, Sandra Bardwell, 2005
Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of theGreatGlen
Volume 1 of this two-volume Cicerone guide covers the Corbetts to the south of the Great Glen, which runs from Fort William to Inverness enclosing Loch Ness, probably Scotland's best-known loch.
Brian Johnson, 2012
TheGreatGlen, Monadhliath, and Moray: A Personal Survey of ...
A Personal Survey of the Great Glen, Monadhliath, and Moray for Mountainbikers
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Peter D. Koch-Osborne, 1997
A Small Death in theGreatGlen: A Novel
A Novel A. D. Scott. of the street with views of church spires and a glimpse down
an alley of the river. It had reminded him of an illustration from a childhood book
of the tower in which Rumplestiltskin had spun straw into gold. He loved it.
A. D. Scott, 2010
Scottish Rock: North
Those of you who use the guides will benefit by his dedication and the sheer choice offered; if you divide the retail price of these by the number of good routes you'll realise this is a bargain.
Gary Latter, 2009
TheGreatGlen Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland (includes Fort ...
The Rough Guide Snapshot The Great Glen is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular part of Scotland.
Rob Humphreys, Donald Reid, 2012
The Geology of Scotland
Final juxtaposition of the two terranes resulted from major sinistral strike-slip
movements along the Great Glen Fault during the Late Silurian and Early
Devonian. The Northern Highland and Grampian terranes are bordered by major
N. H. Trewin, 2002
Memoirs of Hugh Edwin Strickland, M.A.
The Great Glen, on the contrary, runs through the whole country from south-west
to northeast; its average width at the bottom is about a mile. Its course is perfectly
straight, and there are none of those alternate projections from either side which
William Jardine, Hugh Edwin Strickland, 2011
Great Britain: Geographical Essays
No one could say precisely either, what part of Highland Scotland, south-east of
the Great Glen, should be termed Grampian. The present chapter is a description
of the high country between the Great Glen and what is known as the 'Highland ...
Jean B. Mitchell, 1962
9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE GREAT GLEN»
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Wallington pair to canoe Great Glen Trail
Karen Savage, 43, from Wallington, and Gareth Minchin, 44, from Reading, are attempting to canoe the Great Glen Canoe Trail next month. Friday 24 July 2015 / ... «Sutton Guardian, Jul 15»
MSPs urged to take action over Loch Ness and Great Glen wind …
In a petition Holyrood, Friends of the Great Glen's James Treasurer said: “The distressing thing is not even just the wind turbines - because these are at remote ... «stv.tv, May 15»
PETITION LAUNCHED TO SAVE LOCH NESS FROM WIND …
The petition asks that later an application is made by the Scottish Parliament for designation of the Loch Ness area and the Great Glen as a UNESCO World ... «East County Magazine, Apr 15»
Trail passes discounted for Great Glen's Kid's Ski Fest
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. —Trail passes will be $5, rather than $12 or $20, for everyone on Sunday when the Kids Ski Fest returns to the Great Glen Trails ... «WMUR Manchester, Jan 15»
Section added to Fort William-Inverness Great Glen Way
A new 11 mile (17km) section has been added to the Great Glen Way walking route in the Highlands. The new path, which cost £1m, has been described as a ... «BBC News, Aug 14»
On a high in the Great Glen
This is the new Great Glen Way. It takes you high into the hills on the north side of Loch Ness on a newly built path avoiding much of the current route, which ... «Sutherland Northern Times, Aug 14»
Loch Ness Monster: It's Scotland's Fault
The Great Glen fault is more than 62 miles (100 kilometers) long and cuts the Scottish Highlands into northern and southern halves. The strike-slip fault, where ... «LiveScience.com, Jul 13»
£3m puts Great Glen bike route on track for 2015
Completion of the Great Glen cycle route linking Oban to Inverness has been brought forward as part of the funding package announced by Transport Scotland. «Herald Scotland, Jan 13»
SSE plans new £800m hydro electric storage scheme in Great Glen
Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables has applied to build Scotland's biggest ever hydro electric scheme at the west end of the Great Glen. SSE plans a ... «BBC News, Feb 12»
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