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The Great Glen Way


The Great Glen Way is one of Scotlands Great Trails, and takes walkers from Fort William, in the West to Inverness in the East of Scotland. The route is 73 miles in total and walkers will enjoy much of the route on towpaths, Lochside walking and woodland trails.

The route follows the Caledonian canal, which was built in the Great Glen rift valley. You will walk along Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, where you can enjoy a bit of Nessie spotting.

There are also various opportunities to scout a bit of higher ground for some elevated views and some added challenges.

Route Map

Trail Stats

Great Glen Way Cicerone Guidebook
Great Glen Way Trailblazer Guidebook
Great Glen Way Harvey Map

Guidebooks and Maps

Distance: 72 Miles / 102 km
Start: Fort William
Finish: Inverness
Duration: 3-8 Nights

Download The Great Glen Way GPX File


All photos have been sourced with permission from the UK Long Distance Hiking Facebook Group.


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