Great Glen Way - 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Price from: £575pp based on 2 share
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Trip type: Self guided tour
Physical demands:
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Information

The Great Glen Way is a 79 mile path stretching from Fort William in the south west up to Inverness in the north east of Scotland. The route is mainly low level and follows canal towpaths, roads and forest paths with some challenging sections. Anyone of good physical fitness should be able to complete the walk in anything from 6-9 nights.

Wildlife on the route includes Deer, Ospreys, Red Kite, Golden Eagle and Pine Marten which are viewable in multiple locations.

We recommend south-west to North-east with the first few sections a gentle introduction with walking mainly on towpaths.

Highlights

The Caledonian Canal - see the historic work of engineering of Thomas Telford
Neptune’s staircase
Views of Loch Ness and Great Glen
17th century history at Fort Augustus and Fort William
Self guided trip - you start on a date that suits you
Engage with nature at its very best
Complete your adventure at the base of Ben Nevis

What's included

Accommodation for the duration of your tour
Daily luggage transfers
Daily breakfast
GPX digital map with route to follow (to be used with any walking app)

Pricing options

RoomPrice
Twin - 2023£575 per person
Double - 2023£575 per person
Single - 2023£885 per person

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Itinerary

Overnight in Fort William

The first day of adventure starts from the remains of the Old Fort along the Caledonian River where the route is towpaths. Ben Nevis will be in the shadows as you depart and you will also see the Neptune’s Staircase, a section of locks near the strait of the Caledonian canal.
Watch out for Pepperpot Lighthouse which is the point where the Caledonian Canal enters Loch Lochy. You will continue along lochside before heading on road for a short section at Achnacarry and onto the village of Clunes before some forest tracks await which accompany you for the duration of the loch.

South Laggan has limited accommodation therefore it is likely you will stay in a nearby location with transport provided.

Distance - 24 miles

Set off from Laggan Bridge and follow the tree-lined shores of Loch Oich to Oich Bridge where you will follow the canal to Fort Augustus. Take in the views across the Loch of Invergarry Castle and enjoy the wildlife.

Once you reach Fort Augustus you will leave the canal and join the banks of the world-famous Loch Ness. There are a few steep climbs on good paths and some roads before you reach your destination, Invermoriston.

Distance: 19 miles

Prepare for a steep climb out of Invermoriston before encountering forest tracks to Grotaig. Incredible views of Loch Ness will accompany you on this section of your journey.

Todays walk has a mix of steep climbs along woodland paths alongside the Glen and along to Drumnadrochit.

Distance: 14 miles

Today is a challenging day as you walk along main roads before encountering a climb through woodland paths before leaving Loch Ness behind. You will also encounter some farmland and high moorland as you descend and meet the Caledonian Canal once again and onto the city of Inverness Castle and the end of your journey.

Distance: 18 miles

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