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Walk Across the Neck of Scotland
March 9, 2018 8:00 AM - August 16, 2019 11:59 PM

Walk Across the Neck of Scotland 


Join us in 2019 for our Walk Across the Neck of Scotland.  Spend 8 days walking the Great Glen Way – a ruler-straight deep scar in the landscape of Scotland, stretching from coast to coast (see map).


Walk along a series of canals connecting Scotland's east and west coasts, designed to allow boats to travel through the landscape, avoiding the need to sail around the wild north coast. Loch Ness, Loch Lochy and Loch Oich were all connected to produce

Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country.


Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and is a unique wilderness for those with adventure in their hearts.

- Lonely Planet

the Great Caledonian Canal as it is known today, and these form the basis of the Great Glen Way.  


Over millions of years, this natural glen has produced some wonderful landscapes, with deep lochs and rivers, surrounded by mountains and age-old pine forests. 



We will be leaving in late June 2019. Walking for 8 days, and staying in hand-picked places along the way.  Your bags will be taken by car each day to the next destination. 




The walk is graded ‘moderate’.  You do not have to be a marathon athlete. In places you will be able to choose between the high road for the views, or the low road along the waterways. (Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness monster!) We will walk for about 4 hours each day, and will stop in some great, local-picked spots for lunch.


How much?

Pricing not fixed just yet, but it will cost about $1,000, including bed and breakfast each day, twin share.  Add about $270 for single supplement. This does not include flights to and fro, but we are getting some prices together on those too.



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The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc plays a critical role in the clinical treatment, research and education of skin cancer and melanoma. It is making some significant inroads with its research and education. But it is a not-for-profit and receives no government funding.

The challenge will be for you to raise $3K. It’s a non-compulsory target, and we will help you.

Your supporters will be able to easily donate to this valuable work, and receive a tax receipt in return.


Join Us!

There’s a limit of 10 people on this trip.  A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure a spot for you.


Let us know if you're interested! We would love to have you along.



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Photos taken along the Great Glen Way.








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Dr Kim Chilman-Blair on behalf of Medicine X
(58 days ago)
We wish the best to all those doing the walk, what a brilliant idea for such a great cause.
Category: Fundraise
Tags: charity, fort william, fundraise, Great Glen Way, inverness, neck of scotland, scotland, walking,