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The Great Glen Way Overview

About The Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way is a 76 mile trek which begins in Fort William and finishes in Inverness. The trail follows a beautiful low level path that offers a fantastic introduction to long distance walking. Not only are the scenery and views fantastic but so are the paths underfoot, meaning you can happily walk and look around rather than look at where to place your feet.
View of Loch Ness with Rosebay Willow herbs

Ship wreck on the Side of Loch Lochy
Highlights of This Trail

- Walking along the side of Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster.
- Views of Ben Nevis, the UKs highest mountain.
- Following Caledonian Canal, one of the world’s greatest waterways.
- Finishing in the beautiful city of Inverness, by following the River Ness through to the official end marker.

What’s Included with This Holiday
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 6 Days walking
  • A Qualified Mountain Leader
  • A Full Information Pack
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maximum group size of 12
  • Free transport back to Fort William
  • Support Vehicle available (so you can skip a section)
  • Free pick up and drop off to Fort William train station
Gravel Track above Loch Ness

Is This Trail Right for Me?
The Great Glen Way is the perfect trail for people who want to experience the Highlands of Scotland and enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery without challenging themselves too much. Remember it is still a 76 mile walk, however the fantastic quality of paths and the relatively flat nature of this trail make it easier going than some of our other walking holidays.

At a Glance

Start: Fort William, Scotland
Finish: Inverness, Scotland
Total Length: 76 miles
Number of Days: 8 day trip, 6 days walking
Number of Nights: 7
Difficulty Level: 2/5
Customer Comments

"I have had a fabulous week and cannot think of a single thing that would improve it, not like me but I am genuinely lost for something to moan about!" - Jayne W

"Thanks very much for a most enjoyable week." - John S

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