Scotland is very popular for golfing. In fact there are about 500 golf courses around Scotland offering wonderful arenas for this famous sport. Most provide equipment hire, visitor facilities and catering. There are three golf courses on your cruising route through the Great Glen:
Inverness - Torvean Golf Club - Tel: 01463 255651
Fort Augustus - Fort Augustus Golf Club - Tel: 01320 366660
Fort William - Fort William Golf Club - Tel: 01397 704464
More detailed information on courses, events etc. available at www.golfhighland.com
Why not enjoy some of the spectacular views over Loch Ness & the Great Glen on horse back? Some of the best pony trekking in Scotland is available in the Glen. Horses and ponies to suit novices and also those who are more experienced. It is advisable to pre-book.
Highland Riding Centre Borlum Farm
Drumnadrochit, Tel: 01456 450220
Adventure Sports & Family Activities
Monsteractivities - Fort Augustus
ActiveHighs - Loch Oich, Great Glen Waterpark
The activities offered vary: Canoeing and Kayaking, White Water River Rafting, Climbing & Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting etc. Please enquire with the individual operator. Pre-booking may be necessary.
Walking and Cycling
The Great Glen is an ideal place for walking and cycling. Take it easy and enjoy the tranquillity on one of the forest shore walks along the cruising route.
The Great Glen Way runs for some 70 miles between Fort William and Inverness and offers superb walking for everyone, as most of it takes you along canal towpaths and forest tracks. For those who are looking for a sporting challenge, there are some peaks to climb around the Great Glen, including Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis near Fort William - great for hill walkers and mountain bikers; also Ben Tee near Loch Lochy and Meall Fuar-mhonaidh near Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness.
There is also the Great Glen Cycle Route, which shares various sections of the Great Glen Way. Maps may be available from the Forestry Commission on 01463 232811. For more information visit the following websites:
Forestry Commission in Scotland
For information about fishing within the cruising area, please refer to the information provided on the Scottish Canals website. Caley Cruisers do not issue fishing licences.