The Great Glen Way Walk

This long distance trail was opened in April 2002. It starts at Fort William and crosses the Highlands to finish in Inverness. En route you will pass by the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, and follow the shores of Loch Ness. Finally you will reach the northern most city in Scotland, the 'capital of the Highlands', Inverness. The forts and castles scattered along the way are all witnesses to Scotland's turbulent past, from the Iron Age to the Jacobite Rebellion lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie who was finally defeated at the Battle of Culloden.


Day 1: Arrival in Fort William
Day 2: Fort William to Gairlochy - 17km
Day 3: Gairlochy to South Laggan - 19km
Day 4: South Laggan to Fort Augustus - 17kms
Day 5: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston - 13km
Day 6: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit - 17km
Day 7: Drumnadrochit to Inverness - 29km
Day 8: End of tour


Any day from May to early October. Other months depending on what accommodation is open.


Prices and exchange rates are constantly changing so please contact me for more details.


Bed & Breakfast throughout
Ensuite facilities where available
Luggage transfers from Inn to Inn
One bottle of good malt whiskey
Full route notes and map package


Moderate. This walks follows the shores of a number of lochs and therefore mostly flat. The last walking day is the longest by which time you should be reasonably fit.

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