Caledonian Canal

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a canal in northern Scotland that links North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean

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? The Caledonian canal, above, and the brilliant food at The Lovat
Telford House West was built by engineer Thomas Telford on Neptune's Staircase, a flight of eight locks on the Caledonian Canal just outside Fort William.
The offences, against boys aged 15 to 17, all took place between 1978 and 1981 and happened during separate trips to two locations in Scotland - near the St Mary's Loch area in Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, and the Caledonian Canal in Inverness in the Highlands.
With visibility down to around 20m, the 40ft boat Phalarope, being crewed by its three new owners on a voyage from Grimsby to the Caledonian Canal in Scotland, fetched up on rocks at Hummersea on Wednesday teatime.
I'd have to say my favourite 'place' was taking a boat for a few days along the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Fort William during one glorious autumn.
Hosted on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, the conference will showcase the many attractions of the nation's 137-mile canal network, from the creation of The Kelpies --the largest equine sculptures on the planet --to The Falkirk Wheel's role as the world's only rotating boat lift and an iconic tourism destination.
The youngster's outward journey took her from Hartlepool to Belfast via the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness.
The Draken Lerwick left yesterday morning and using the motors will voyage south past Orkney and down the east coast of Scotland, then cross through the Caledonian Canal to the west coast.
At 19 he was sent to Glasgow to learn the trade of a mathematical-instrument maker, going onto establish his own business, but soon developed a reputation as a quality engineer and was employed on the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Caledonian Canal.
All the teams arrived at the end of the Caledonian Canal within 20 hours of each other, and the leading six teams had runners on Ben Nevis at the same time.
Dotted along the scenic Caledonian Canal, between Fort William and Inverness, and beside the Crinan Canal in Argyll, these former lock keepers' cottages provide the perfect base to enjoy Scotland's natural beauty.
The Loch is joined by the River Oich and the Caledonian Canal. It is the second largest loch in Scotland by area but greater in volume of water due to its depth.
This year's challenge included walking 71 miles along the Great Glen Way or canoeing 60 miles along the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish Highlands in just four days for The Chris Lucas Trust, which helps children with cancer.
Training has included cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and canoeing the Caledonian Canal across Scotland.
The Caledonian Canal has over 1,300 transiting boats annually, many of those from Scandinavia and Northern Europe.