Great Glen Way - North to South
A walking holiday along the Great Glen Way from Inverness in the North to Fort William in the South
We also offer these routes from South to North. For more information on walking these routes in the opposite direction, click here.
The reverse version of the Great Glen Way begins in Inverness at the North Sea and continues to Fort William on the Atlantic Ocean. The trails follows a natural geological fault line as it cuts through heath clad hills and open moorland.
From Inverness, the trail follows the banks of the River Ness and crosses the Caledonian Canal at Tomnahourich, before continuing through attractive forests and farmland. Soon, the trail enters Drumnadrochit, where there is a wealth of history to explore at Urquhart Castle as well as stunning views over Loch Ness.
Passing from the shores of Loch Ness, the trail enters areas of beautiful woodland as the trail follows Loch Oich along its shoreline. Here, the canal is at its highest point and there is an abundance of wildlife to spot as the trail enters South Laggan, famous for the spectacular Ardverikie Castle and setting for the TV series, Monarch of the Glen.
The final section of the trail skirts the west shore of Loch Lochy, one of Scotland’s deepest lochs, where thick forests thrive along its length. From here, the trail follows the Caledonian Canal to Fort William, with breath taking views of the surrounding mountains. With Ben Nevis looming over the town and bustling with outdoors enthusiasts, Fort William makes a fitting end to a beautiful walk through the Scottish highlands.
- Tracing the course of the Caledonian Canal through Lochs Ness, Oich and Lochy.
- Walking the length of the Great Glen Fault from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Arriving in Fort William with Ben Nevis looming in the background.
|Total Distance||73 miles (117 km)|
|Start and Finish||Inverness/Fort William|
|Availability||1st April to 15th October|
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|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|GGW1(R)||6 nights, 5 days walking||£365 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|GGW2(R)||7 nights, 6 days walking||£405 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|GGW3(R)||8 nights, 7 days walking||£445 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£25 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£15 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £48 per person. All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.|
|The price that you pay includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour, maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.|