Great Glen Way – Day 1 – Fort William to Glas-dhoire wild camp

  • June 12th, 2018

  • 31.2km | ascent 313m | descent 284m

  • Glas-dhoire wild camp beside Loch Lochy, free

The start of the Great Glen Way at the old fort of Fort William

The start of the Great Glen Way at the old fort of Fort William

Looking back at Fort William

Looking back at Fort William

A railway bridge over the River Lochy

A railway bridge over the River Lochy

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Corpach Sea Lock - where I bought the toilet access key for £10

Corpach Sea Lock – where I bought the toilet access key for £10

Follow the blue thistle signs

Follow the blue thistle signs

Granny's bonnets (Aquilegia) lined the Caledonian Canal towpath

Granny’s bonnets (Aquilegia) lined the Caledonian Canal towpath

The Caledonian Canal

Walking along the towpath beside the Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal

Walking along the towpath beside the Caledonian Canal

Quaint cottages along the Caledonian Canal

Quaint cottages along the Caledonian Canal

Gairlochy

Gairlochy

Woods and blue thistle waymarks

Into the woods and following blue posts with the thistle waymark – it seemed impossible to get lost on this trail with an abundance of waymarks that you could spot from a distance because of the blue

Pink poppies

Pink poppies the size of my hand

Loch Lochy

Loch Lochy

WW2 landing craft assault (LCA)

WW2 landing craft assault (LCA)

Glas-dhoire wild camp and compost toilets

Glas-dhoire wild camp and compost toilets – this is where I turned right off the trail for the wild camp spot which was marked on the canoe map I was given from Corpach Sea Lock when I bought the key in the morning

Home for the night at Glas-dhoire wild campsite beside Loch Lochy

Home for the night in my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 tent at Glas-dhoire wild campsite beside Loch Lochy

Great Glen Way day 1, Fort William to Glas-dhoire wild camp

Great Glen Way day 1, Fort William to Glas-dhoire wild camp

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3 responses to “Great Glen Way – Day 1 – Fort William to Glas-dhoire wild camp

  1. Hi Kat, how much did your pack weigh—I wonder? Also, with the thunderstorms all over you, how did you manage wet feet and blisters by using your favourite shoes? Cheers…

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    • Hi Tony,
      I’m not quite sure how much it weighed but I’m out again walking now so I’ll try to weigh it the next chance I get. My shoes dry quite quick so I never really have a problem with them getting wet and the water usually doesn’t cause blisters for me.

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