Oops! - Beeter leap to my own defence here ...
Firstly, we had just walked the WHW - so anything could have been a bit of an anti-climax, as we'd had a superb first 7 days.
Secondly, this meant that the GGW was walked West-to East, possibly not the best direction for views etc.
Thirdly - The paths are often hard, stony or (Horror!) Tarmac - not good news on feet that have already got a bit tired from WHW.
There were some highlights:-
Camping at Laggan Locks - superb views, wonderfully quiet and the friendly lock-keeper keeps a toilet open all night for you - Look out for the pub-on-a-barge if still moored there.
The campsite at Invermoriston - very friendly - really trying hard to make it very back-packer friendly.
Loch Oich, Loch Lochi and Loch Laggan, all very scenic.
Low lights - Thick coniferous forest on the Eastern end - Dead wrt wildlife, no views and airless. (Hootroot - it IS dull - the decid. woods at the Western end are better!)
You never get to see Castle Urquhart - even though its photo appears as an iconic feature of the walk. (Needs a big detour/excursion)
Several rather pointless and painfully slow climbs to reach a minor tarmaced road above Loch Ness.
The thing to bear in mind is that this was originally developed as a cycle route - and cyclist like well compacted paths, gradients that aren't to steep (Which makes some climbs amazingly long!) - and that they're not bothered about views, except now and again.
Just trying to fore-warn not to expect too much - I'd love to know whether you agree with me (a little?)when you get back.
Now if you'd asked about the C-2-C the Cumbria Way, The Dales Way, the West Highland Way, or even the Herriot Way, I'd have been waxing lyrical instead! - Don't get hooked on day-time TV before trying at least one of those next year. [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/wink.gif[/img]