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 £270 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

“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
“Contours, thank you for a wonderful holiday.”
Mr Windle, UK
“Thank you, we had a lovely, hassle-free holiday… Everything went smoothly, pick-ups, etc.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“While the weather was challenging at times, the scenery was breathtaking and the path clear.”
Mr Bounds, Australia
“I had a lovely holiday walking the Great Glen! Days 3 and 4 along Loch Ness were spectacular! I truly appreciate the quick service, the directions to my B&BS nightly, and the luggage transfers. Truly an incredible experience I won’t forget thanks to all of you!”
Miss Reimann, USA
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mrs 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
“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
“Excellent holiday.”
Mr Betterton, UK