Great Glen Way
This famous long-distance trail will lead you along the Great Glen Faultline, through beautiful forests, alongside peaceful canals, historic castles and forts, and past brooding Loch Ness.
The Great Glen Way is a 79-mile walk through Scotland’s most famous Glen; crossing on foot from Fort William, via the famed shores of Loch Ness, to Inverness. The Great Glen Way takes you through beautiful forests, past peaceful working canals and alongside brooding lochs. Macs Adventure offers a variety of durations for the walk, dependent on how much time you have and how far you'd like to hike each day.
You start your adventure in Fort William, at the base of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. You then follow the Caledonian Canal via Neptune’s Staircase to Gairlochy, before continuing up Loch Lochy to South Laggan, and on to Fort Augustus via Loch Oich and Kytra Lock. The Great Glen Way then follows the western shore of Loch Ness passing the highland towns of Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit until you reach the historic town of Inverness. Nessie hunters can even take a cruise on Britain's largest loch (by volume of water), whilst Urquhart Castle is another must-see, with its commanding view of Loch Ness, as is Inverness Castle at the walk’s end.
- Fort William
Tour company information
Macs Adventure Ltd
Macs Adventure is Scotland's leading active travel company, specialising in self guided walking and cycling holidays across Scotland. Established in Glasgow in 2003, we have spent the last 15 years ensuring our customers have the very best, immersive hiking and biking experiences this glorious country has to offer, with 98% of customers saying they would recommend us to a friend. Our trips are available any day from March to October and include hand-picked accommodation, door-to-door baggage transfers, guidebooks, maps and access to our App, to make sure you never take a wrong turn.
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