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 £250 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 walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Great Glen Way

“Everything was arranged very well the same as baggage transportation.”
Mr Mostaan, Belgium
“Contours, thank you for a wonderful holiday.”
Mr Windle, UK
“Once again your organisation of luggage and booking of accommodation was excellent. I enjoyed the challenge of walking the Great Glen. You do a great job.”
Mrs Catton, UK
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday‚Ķ Everything went smoothly, pick-ups, etc.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“Everything was perfectly organised and timed. Thank you very much!”
Mr Gubser, Switzerland
“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
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mr Petersen, Denmark
“Excellent holiday.”
Mr Betterton, UK