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Great Glen Way

Independent Walking: Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way follows the Great Glen fault throughout its length. The scenery is enthralling, the history intriguing, Loch Ness Monster spotting in-describable, and the challenge very achievable; a fine walk with plenty of variety.

Please Note: This tour starts in Fort William and finishes in Inverness. If you wish to do it north to south, then let us know.

This is one of C-N-Do’s specially crafted slow travel tours, to get to know Scotland.

Enjoy, and come again or tell your friends. Slow travel - the only way to holiday in Scotland.

About The Great Glen Way: Holiday Highlights

  • A journey along the Great Glen Fault
  • History and Heritage from modern day to 400 million years ago
  • Walk the length of Loch Ness
  • Stunning scenery and an amazing achievement
  • Neptune's Staircase
  • Loch side oak and birch woods
  • The old Military Road along Loch Oich
  • Picturesque Fort Augustus
  • Nessie spotting
  • Inverness, the Highland Capital, and journey's end

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Typical itinerary:

Day 1: Walk to Gairlochy by the Caledonian Canal, 17.5km

Day 2: Walk to Laggan via Loch Lochy, 19km

Day 3: Walk to Fort Augustus and the banks of Loch Ness, 19km

Day 4: Walk to Invermoriston, 13km

Day 5: Walk to Drumnadrochit, 22km

Day 6: Walk to Inverness, 29km (or take a taxi to Abriachan and shorten the walk to 19km.)

When to go:

The best time to go is just about anytime. Each season has its own special feeling.

March–April: Late snows on the high hills and the clear winter air makes for sparklingly clear landscapes.

May-June: Spring flowers and the first flush of luminous green as the trees burst forth.

July–August: Summer days, birds galore, the start of the heather colours on the hills.

September–October: Autumn tints increasingly form the colour palette, the haunting sounds of deer rutting, and the autumn mists adding to the mystery of the hills.

Superior Option - What's Included:

  • 5 nights in 2 person ensuite guest house B&B accommodations.
  • Walking the Great Glen Way over 6 days.
  • Walking maps of the route
  • Holiday dossier with background information and advice, local attractions and suggestions.
  • Emergency helpline
  • VAT at the current rate

Optional extras:

  • Pop out to Mallaig on the Harry Potter train
  • Take a boat trip on Loch Ness
  • Add a day trip to Orkney at the end
  • Have some time in Glasgow or Edinburgh before or after for some City Culture

Not included:

  • Meals not specified above
  • Optional local bus journeys or excursions or entries


  • £495 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
  • £120 single supplement
  • £675 single person booking on their own

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Booking Definitions

Solo walker:

1 person per booking in a single room. (Single room supplement included)

2 or more walkers:

Minimum 2 people per booking based 2 sharing.

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Option Price SRS Date  
(Solo walker)
£750 Incl.
(2 or more)
£530 £140

At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 2
  • Price: From £530
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Accommodation: 5 nights
  • Walking: 6 days
  • Group size: 1 or more
  • Start: Fort William
  • Finish: Inverness
  • Available: Mar - Oct
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Route Map

Great Glen Way Route Map

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