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Great Glen Way

Walk the Great Glen Way with Make Tracks, starting at Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, and walking along the banks of Loch Ness, to Inverness, through what may be Scotland's most impressive natural feature, the Great Glen. Formed by a massive glacier during the last ice age, the Great Glen dramatically dissects the Scottish Highlands from the Atlantic Ocean to the Moray Firth.

The Great Glen Way goes through some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, passing many of Scotland's finest mountains, and running alongside the deep clear waters of four lochs, including Loch Ness, before finishing at Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The walk itself is not specially arduous, with several low level sections and no difficult climbs. Make Tracks has arranged walks on this route well before it became an official long distance path in 2001, and you can still walk the entire length of the route, with the backing of Make Tracks' knowledge and experience.

Great Glen Way - Suggested Itinerary (7 Nights)
Day 1 Arrive Fort William Easy to reach by bus and train from Glasgow
Day 2 Fort William to Gairlochy (10m, 16k) By the Caledonian Canal up Neptune's Staircase, and along Loch Lochy. Accommodation usually at nearby Spean Bridge - a short transfer.
Day 3 Gairlochy to South Laggan (12m, 19k) Mainly in forest looking across Loch Lochy to the mountains.
Day 4 South Laggan to Fort Augustus (11m, 18k) Low level walking by Loch Oich and the Caledonian Canal
Day 5 Fort Augustus to Invermoriston (7m, 10k) Along the lower slopes of the mountains above Loch Ness
Day 6 Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit (12m, 19k) Ascent to 300 metres (1,000 feet), looking down to Loch Ness
Day 7 Drumnadrochit to Inverness (18m, 28k)* Up to 380 metres (1,250 feet) on high moorland, with tremendous views - then gentle finish, gradually downhill through woodland and on the canalside finishing at Inverness Castle
Day 8 Depart Inverness Good train and bus connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the south.

Price for this itinerary
(2 people sharing a room & subject to availability)

£480.00 per person Book the Great Glen Way Now

As with all our walks, we can adapt the itinerary to suit you. If you would like to walk shorter or longer distances each day, have a fixed timetable that doesn't match the suggested itinerary, or would like to stay at other overnight stops, just let us know and we will try to arrange things to meet your requirements.

A popular variation is to split the last day into 2 stages, from Drumnadrochit to Blackfold (11miles, 18K), then Blackfold to Inverness (7 miles, 11k). There is no accommodation at Blackfold, so we arrange for you to be transferred back to Drumnadrochit for a second night - 8 nights altogether, £550.00 per person.

loch lochy
Loch Lochy
Near Loch Ness
loch ness

What's Included

  • Accommodation each night in selected B&Bs, guest houses and small Hotels (including Fort William and Inverness
  • Cooked breakfast each morning
  • Door to door luggage transfer each day
  • Rucksack Readers Guide and Harvey's 1:50,000 map of the Great Glen Way
  • Information Pack full of all the details you need on your walk
  • Transfer rom Blackfold to Drumnadrochit and return (if required)
  • Transfer to and from Spean Bridge (if required)

What's not Included

  • Evening meals and packed lunches (all readily available at each stop)
  • Transport to Fort William and from Inverness
  • Holiday and Cancellation Insurance (recommended that you arrange your own cover)


"Once again we would like to thank you for a perfect arrangement, everything went according to the plan and the accommodations you booked for us were top quality........We had a lot of fun with the different hosts, since Scottish and Danish humor are similar, one place they called us the funny people from Denmark."

Keld, Tune, Denmark

Make Tracks Walking Holidays
26 Forbes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 4ED
Telephone +44 (0)131 229 6844

Email Us (info@maketracks.net)