Great Glen Way - South to North

A walking holiday along the Great Glen Way from Fort William in the South to Inverness in the North
Great Glen Way Map

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We also offer these routes from North to South. For more information on walking these routes in the opposite direction, click here.

The Great Glen Way cuts diagonally across the Highlands of Scotland from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea through some of the finest scenery in Scotland.

The Great Glen Way National Trail follows the route of the Caledonian Canal which links the large lochs along the Great Glen to form a navigable passage between Fort William on the west coast and Inverness on the east coast. On its way it passes the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain; follows tree-lined towpaths of the Caledonian Canal; goes along the shores of beautiful Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness beneath towering heather-clad hills; crosses open moorland with glorious views across the Glen, and passes castles and forts that have witnessed some of the most bloody scenes of Scotland's turbulent history.

We also offer the Great Glen Way as a trail running holiday, for those eager to enjoy this trail at speed. Click here to find out more.

Holiday Highlights

  • Tracing the course of the Caledonian Canal through spectacular forests.
  • Discovering the spectacular castles on route, including Urquhart Castle and Ardverikie Castle.
  • The sense of achievement as you complete your walk in the capital of the highlands, Inverness.

Great Glen Way - South to North

Total Distance 73 miles (117 km)
Start and Finish Fort William to Inverness
Availability 27th March to 10th October
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Great Glen Way Ben Nevis
Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle
Great Glen Way Loch Ness
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
GGW1 6 nights, 5 days walking £460 per person More Information Book Online
GGW2 7 nights, 6 days walking £525 per person More Information Book Online
GGW3 8 nights, 7 days walking £595 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, one of the following charges applies:
£35 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
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.

Great Glen Way Taster Break

Beginning in the pleasant little village of Fort Augustus, this short walking break takes in the central section of the Great Glen Way, through charming woodland and along the western bank of beautiful Loch Ness, offering gorgeous hilly scenery and plenty of chance to look out for the mythical Loch Ness Monster!

As well as encountering fine waterfalls, the imposing Urquhart Castle and far-reaching views of the Scottish Highlands, this route also passes through Invermoriston and finishes at Drumnadrochit - two wonderful villages with a wealth of revealing local history to discover, as well as several welcoming pubs and shops to enjoy.

Holiday Highlights

  • Following the bank of the world-famous Loch Ness and discovering the wealth of mythology surrounding it.
  • Spotting Urquhart Castle and learning all about the area's fascinating history.
  • Tackling steep hills and being rewarded with breath-taking views of the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Total Distance 22 miles (35 km)
Start and Finish Fort Augustus to Drumnadrochit
Availability 27th March to 10th October
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Fort Augustus
Urquhart Castle
Great Glen Way Urquhart Castle
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
GGWT1 3 nights, 2 days walking £240 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, one of the following charges applies:
£35 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
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.

Mr Percival. UK.

Thank you once again for excellent arrangements/organisation throughout. Met some friendly interesting people from all over the world. Scots hospitality was wonderful. Already thinking of where to book our next walk.

Mr Douglas. UK.

Excellent scenery, good variation in route types, appreciated being away from traffic. Good tracks, excellent route marking - no danger of getting lost. Thanks for the great organisation of the walk. Everyone associated was polite, helpful and accommodating.