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Great Glen Way

Great Glen Way

A walk through Scotland's Great Glen along the impressive Caledonian Canal.

3 to 8 nights
22-73 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £315 per person

About the trail

Take in Scotland’s finest scenery on a long-distance walking holiday through the Highlands, past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and along the shore of Loch Ness.

The Great Glen Way National Trail follows the route of the Caledonian Canal, which links the enormous lochs of the Great Glen all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. Open moorland, tree-lined towpaths, and towering, heather-clad hills are staple views, alongside castles and forts that have witnessed some of the most bloody scenes of Scotland’s turbulent history.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Great Glen Way

“A fine walk which we were glad we had done from North to South. This was our sixth trip with Contours as a group and on the whole we were pleased with your standard of service once again.”
Mr McDonough, UK
“A well organised and successful holiday.”
Mr Staniforth, UK
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday‚Ķ Everything went smoothly, pick-ups, etc.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“All the B&Bs were just great, with warm welcoming, excellent facilities and services rendered. Transfer of luggage perfect. Holiday pack provided excellent.”
Mr Mathiot, Switzerland
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“The holidays was well organised and though hard work good fun.”
Mr Jones, UK
“Excellent holiday.”
Mr Betterton, UK
“It was an amazing walk and an enjoyable time with all the hosts we met during the walk. We don't have enough words - especially in English - to explain how much we liked it.”
Mr Moreno, Spain
“In addition to the focus on accommodation, my walking companion and I were immensely impressed by the service, enthusiasm and organisational skills of Contours staff. Everything went really smoothly and we had a great holiday.”
Ms Williams, UK
"Loch Lochy near St Ciaran's Church" by Fiona Walton (2021)
"Swimming in the Caledonian Canal" by Fiona Walton (2021)
"Eating Cake at Abriachan Eco Cafe" by Fiona Walton (2021)
"Glenfinnan Viaduct" by Lubo Jurkovic (2019)
"Fairy Trail" by Lubo Jurkovic (2019)
"After Gairlochy Locks" by Paula Aaltonen (2019)
"Outside Fort William" by Kim Dudley (2019)
"Outside Fort Augustus" by Kim Dudley (2019)
"Looking Back to Urquart Castle" by Kim Dudley (2019)
"Looking Back to Ben Nevis" by Kim Dudley (2019)
"Between South Laggan and Fort Augustus" by Kim Dudley (2019)
"View across Loch Ness" by Mary Jane Haemig (2019)
"Loch Lochy near Clunes" by Jo McDonough (2018)
"Walking Companion" by Jo McDonough (2018)
"Corpach" by Jo McDonough (2018)
"Loch Ness" by Hilary Donahue (2017)