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Great Glen


(Glen Mor, Glen Albyn)

Also known as Glen Mor or Glen Albyn, the Great Glen forms a valley 60 miles (96 km) long that extends from Inverness in the northeast to Fort William in the southwest. Following a natural geological fault line that was later deeply eroded by ice, the glen contains Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy each of which is linked by the Caledonian Canal which was opened in 1822. The Great Glen Cycle route extends the full length of the glen.


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