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Walk the 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

Contours Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Contours provide everything you need to discover the Great Glen Way at your own pace.

The Great Glen Way

  • Cross Scotland from coast to coast through the dramatic Scottish Highlands, tracing the course of the Caledonian Canal.

  • Visit spectacular sites along the way, passing beneath Ben Nevis, wandering the shoreline of famous Loch Ness and exploring historic castles and forts.

  • Hike between welcoming towns and villages over open moorland, along tree-lined towpaths and beneath heather-clad hills.

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Fort William to Inverness
73 miles (117 km)
27th March to 10th October

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
GGW1 From Fort William to Inverness 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding£555
GGW2 From Fort William to Inverness 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£645
GGW3 From Fort William to Inverness 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£740

Select a tour

About Contours Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays organise self-guided walking tours in the UK and Ireland. We arrange everything so that you can walk your chosen route at your own pace. Our holidays are flexible, customisable and suit walkers of all ages and abilities. We also cater for solo travellers, groups, families and walkers with dogs, thanks to our extensive selection of itineraries.

What's included

Shorter Walks

Not keen on tackling the full Great Glen Way? Then look to our alternative routes on this trail below, or browse the rest of our website. We have a range of over one hundred unique trails, each with their own special charm, so you're sure to find a self-guided walking holiday that suits you.

Routes on this trail

Great Glen Way
6 to 8 nights
73 miles
Moderate+
From £555 per person
A stunning walk from Fort William to Inverness through Scotland's Great Glen.Find Out More
Great Glen Way Short Break
3 nights
22 miles
Moderate / Demanding+
From £290 per person
A wonderful walk along the central section of the Great Glen Way from Fort Augustus to Drumnadrochit.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the Great Glen Way

“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.”
Mrs Cresswell, UK
“Contours, thank you for a wonderful holiday.”
Mr Windle, UK
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mrs Petersen, Denmark
“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
“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
“While the weather was challenging at times, the scenery was breathtaking and the path clear.”
Mr Bounds, Australia
“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
“Nice places to stay, fine weather, beautiful nature.”
Mr Petersen, Denmark