Direct Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.
Please note amended date
A more sedate walk for today taking in some of the sights of Fort William. We start the walk from outside Fort Wiliam railway station and head off along the Great Glen Way before we deviate off the way and along the bank of the River Lochy and the site of the Battles of Inverlochy in 1431 and 1645.
We then rejoin the Great Glen Way by the railway to cross the River Lochy and continue to follow The Way along the opposite bank of the River Lochy and Loch Linnhe, we then turn back on ourselves on the Great Clen Way along the tow path of the Caledonian Canal up to Neptune's Staircase (a set of 8 locks built by Thomas Telford) .
We now leave the canal and join a small lane for a little distance before walking along the foot pathof the main road to cross the River Lochy again at Victoria Bridge where we then join the path to take us to the ruins of The Old Inverlochy Castle, we then head of to a view point overlooking the mouth of the River Lochy before rejoining The Great Glen Way back to Fort William railway station.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct
This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.
10:20: Meet at the walk start (Fort William Railway Station)
10:30 Walk starts.
Waypoints: Battle of Inverlochy site, Corpach Locks, Caledonian Canal, Neptunes' Staircase, Camaghael, Inverlochy Castle, The Great Glen Way