Rambling through the Great Glen
Time to dust off the walking boots for our first walking cruise of the season, in the Highlands and Islands which form a wonderful tapestry of landscapes in the sheltered waters off the west coast of Scotland...

Rambling through the Great Glen

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Monday 10th July to Monday 17th July 2023

From £4,190 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Time to dust off the walking boots for our first walking cruise of the season, in the Highlands and Islands which form a wonderful tapestry of landscapes in the sheltered waters off the west coast of Scotland. Our route follows the major natural faultline of the Great Glen and encounters the iconic British landmarks of Ben Nevis and Loch Ness, along with a plethora of other fantastic scenery to enjoy.
As you cross the breadth of Scotland from coast to coast, expect a unique mixture of beautiful views, charming settlements, elusive wildlife and fascinating history, making for an all-round magnificent walking adventure. With alternative visits for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, this cruise offers something for everyone.

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Monday 10th July

Kyle of Lochalsh – Embarkation.

Arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh and embark Lord of the Highlands.

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Tuesday 11th July

Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle or Balmacara Square to Kyle of Lochalsh walk. Inverie, Loch Nevis – Old Forge Inn and strolls or Brocket Monument walk.

View of Eilean Donan Castle on a sunny day

The strollers visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and the walkers explore Balmacara, a traditional crofting estate with striking views over Skye and Loch Alsh and a variety of habitats that include woodland, moorland and open hills. Sailing into Loch Nevis, the walkers head for the Brocket Monument and strollers can discover Inverie, home to mainland Britain’s remotest pub, The Old Forge Inn.

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Wednesday 12th July

Eigg – Strolls ashore or An Sgùrr walk. Tobermory, Mull – Free time

On the Small Isle of Eigg, experience what life is like for the island community of 90 people, or stride out and take on the challenge of the dramatic pitchstone ridge of An Sgùrr. Later, we cruise around the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan, to the Isle of Mull and its capital Tobermory which plays host to gentle strolls and perhaps a little retail therapy.

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Thursday 13th July

Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle or Duart to Craignure walk. Sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach.

Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull

From Craignure, we visit Duart Castle, home to Clan MacLean and their current chieftain, Sir Lachlan MacLean, or embark on a half day walk along the scenic coastline from Duart back to our berth at Craignure. We spend a relaxing afternoon on board as we sail the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach.

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Friday 14th July

Corpach – Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre or Neptune’s Staircase & Caledonian Canal walk to Gairlochy. Cruise or walk the Caledonian Canal from Gairlochy to Laggan Locks.

Glenfinnan Monument in Scotland in a sunny day

This morning, the strollers discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the moving tribute to those who died fighting for the Jacobite cause at the Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre, whilst the walkers amble up Neptune’s Staircase and along the Caledonian Canal to Gairlochy where they re-join the ship. After lunch on board, cruise or walk the Caledonian Canal to our overnight berth in Laggan Locks.

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Saturday 15th July

Walk or sail the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus. Fort Augustus – Urquhart Castle.

Urquhart Castle lit up in the evening with Loch Ness in the background

We transit the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue on board or on foot before arriving at Fort Augustus, the gateway to Loch Ness, which takes its name from a fort built after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. The strollers spend the afternoon exploring the ruins of the pictureseque Urquhart Castle before the walkers re-join the ship for welcome refreshments.

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Sunday 16th July

Cruise Loch Ness to Dochgarroch. Dochgarroch - Visit to Culloden and Clava Cairns or walk the Caledonian Canal to Muirtown Basin.

Leanach Cottage on Culloden Battlefield near Inverness

A scenic sail of Loch Ness leads us Dochgarroch where the walkers disembark for the final stretch of legs along the tow path to Muirtown Basin. The strollers final visit is Culloden, the infamous battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner at our overnight berth in Inverness.

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Monday 17th July

Inverness – Disembarkation.

Disembark in Inverness after breakfast, for the onward journey home.

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Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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