Great Glen Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

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Great Glen Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

  • A classic trail through highland scenery from Fort William to Inverness
  • Discover the Caledonian Canal with its very impressive series of locks
  • Visit Urquhart Castle and its superb setting on Loch Ness; look-out for Nessie!
  • Impressive views of Ben Nevis en route - the UK's highest mountain
  • Offering a sense of accomplishment on completion of this long-distance trail
The Great Glen Way is a 79 mile walk through Scotland’s most famous Glen from Fort William to Inverness via Loch Ness. It takes your through walk through beautiful forests, peaceful working canals and brooding lochs. Starting in Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, you follow the Caledonian canal via Neptune’s Staircase to Gairlochy for your first nights’ accommodation. You then continue on the Great Glen Way up Loch Lochy to South Laggan, and on to Fort Augustus via Loch Oich and Kytra Lock. The Great Glen Way then follows the western shore of Loch Ness passing the highland towns of Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit until you reach the historic town of Inverness. Nessie hunters can take a cruise on Loch Ness from Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit and Inverness and shouldn’t miss the Loch Ness Experience in Drumnadrochit. Urquhart Castle, with its commanding view of Loch Ness is another must see, as is Inverness Castle at the walk’s end.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Fort William and overnight Day 2 Fort William to Gairlochy/Spean Bridge 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 3 Gairlochy/Spean Bridge to Laggan/Invergarry 12 miles / 19 km Day 4 Laggan to Fort Augustus 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Fort Augustus to Invermoriston 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 7 Drumnadrochit to Inverness 20 miles / 32 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!).

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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