Stretching 73 miles (117 km) through some of Scotland’s most magnificent scenery the Great Glen Way offers a rewarding walking challenge. The route starts from the popular outdoors town of Fort William, at the northern end of the West Highland Way, to the historic City of Inverness, along the Great Glen Fault, and closely follows the line of the Caledonian Canal.
From Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, you will follow the Caledonian Canal, then you’ll continue up Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Kytra Lock. The Great Glen Way then follows the western shore of Loch Ness passing by the highland towns of Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit until you reach Inverness. The intrepid can hunt for the elusive Nessie by taking a boat cruise on Britain’s largest loch, Loch Ness, whilst the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle is a must-see, with its spectacular views over Loch Ness.
This is a relatively easy, low-level route providing great views of the Lochs of the Great Glen and fine panoramas of the surrounding Highlands. With well-made waymarking, most of the walk is straightforward, along canal towpaths and forest tracks, with minimal challenging sections.
The Great Glen Way takes you through peaceful forests, past tranquil working canals and alongside deep and brooding lochs. With its well-waymarked and clear paths, the Great Glen Way provides straightforward walking throughout for all abilities and skill levels.
We offer three holidays covering the whole route - the longer the holiday, the shorter you have to walk each day. Simply pick the best option to suit your pace – you can choose from either a 5, 6 or a 7 day option.
The quality of the B&Bs was a real bonus. The rest of our party had booked with a different firm and some of their accommodation wasn't as good as ours. Would you use us again? Yes, definitely. Brilliantly organised. One B&B said you were the best firm they dealt with.
Elizabeth Foster, UK
Great Glen Way
I have to say I was not disappointed, the Great Glen Way was wonderful, the variation in the walk from the high routes to the amble along the canal path and lochs was a time to savour. The Eagle, Red Squirrel and the siting of a giant Scottish Wood Ants Nest brought unforgettable pleasure. This was made even more pleasurable knowing that a hand-picked B&B, bed and a shower was in store. Never once was I disappointed, with a restful sleep followed by a sumptuous breakfast which was always devoured, to refuel for the day’s surprises and views of the Scottish landscape. Thank you.
Barrie Howes, UK
Great Glen Way
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