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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 £280 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

“Everything was perfect, some hard parts (especially for my Achilles tendons) but worth every penny.”
Mr Jurkovic, Slovakia
“In rating the B&B accommodations... they were uniformly splendid and accommodated the tastes of all six of us from the US, aged 14 to 76.”
Mr Collins, USA
“Everything was arranged very well the same as baggage transportation.”
Mr Mostaan, Belgium
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mrs Petersen, Denmark
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mr Petersen, Denmark
“This is the first time I have used a company to arrange our walking holiday. I was a bit worried that the accommodation wouldn't be as good as when I have arranged it myself but I was pleasantly surprised.”
Ms Fiona Day, UK
“Contours, thank you for a wonderful holiday.”
Mr Windle, UK
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday‚Ķ Everything went smoothly, pick-ups, etc.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“Appreciated the organisation of the accommodation along the way and the baggage transfers which all went perfectly. The small guidebooks were helpful especially at times when we did get a little unsure of where to go. The emergency numbers were reassuring to have.”
Mr Thompson, New Zealand
"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)