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  • North-West Frontiers Taking a break at beautiful Loch Oich

    Taking a break at beautiful Loch Oich

  • North-West Frontiers Enjoying the woodland walking

    Enjoying the woodland walking

  • North-West Frontiers Peace and solitude on the Great Glen Way

    Peace and solitude on the Great Glen Way

  • North-West Frontiers Loch Ness at dusk

    Loch Ness at dusk


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The Route

Great Glen Way

Grade Moderate
  • Historical route visiting old castles and forts
  • Walk along the 8 locks of Neptune's Staircase
  • Experience famous Loch Ness
  • Optional Cruise on Loch Ness
Code Departure Duration Price
GGW 0717 April - Sept 7 nights £475 Book

Alternatives

Code Name Price
GGW 0617 Great Glen Way 6 Nights £440 Book

 

Scotland's classic self-guided coast to coast trail


The Great Glen Way is one of Scotland's great trails and splits the country in two. Running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east it is a natural fault line which once extended to America. Later it was carved out by the great ice sheets that once covered Scotland, leaving the trail of lochs we have today. The route follows these lochs and the network of canals that were built at the turn of the 1800's making a wonderful multi-day trek.

The route involves 117km (79 miles) of walking across the heart of the Highlands following by a network of canal paths and tracks. Starting in Fort William under the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, you trek will passed historic castles, old forts and beautiful lochs as you make your way to Inverness the capital of the Highlands.

You could spend extra days in Fort William for a distillery tour, climb Ben Nevis or for a journey on the Jacobite steam train to the pretty fishing port of Mallaig. An extra day in lovely Inverness will give you an opportunity to visit Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle.


Itinerary

Below you will find the classic 6 day walking itinerary (7 nights) for the Great Glen Way, however there is no problem to book a 5 day (6 nights) walking schedule.

Day 1 - Arrive Fort William

Day 2 - Fort William to Gairlochy/Spean Bridge - 17.5km/10.8m

Day 3 - Gairlochy/Spean Bridge to South Laggan - 18.5km/11.5m

Day 4 - South Laggan to Fort Augustus - 17.5km/11m

Day 5 - Fort Augustus to Invermoriston - 11km/7m

Day 6 - Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit - 19km/12m

Day 7 - Drumnadrochit to Inverness - 30km/18m

Day 8 - Depart Inverness


Included / Excluded

Included:

  • A mixture of quality, hand-picked B&B and guesthouse accommodation
  • Full Scottish Breakfast
  • Door-to-door luggage transfers
  • Detailed guide book & map

Excluded:

  • Travel to Fort William and from Inverness
  • Lunch, dinners and drinks
  • Holiday Insurance

Prices are based on two people sharing a Twin or Double room. Please contact us for single room supplements


Code Departure Duration Price
GGW 0717 April - Sept 7 nights £475 Book

Alternatives

Code Name Price
GGW 0617 Great Glen Way 6 Nights £440 Book

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