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Great Glen Way - 9 Days & 8 Nights

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9 Days & 8 Nights
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Great Glen Way - 9 Days & 8 Nights

  • A classic trail through Scottish highland scenery from Fort William to Inverness
  • Hike on the shores of Loch Ness and visit the superb Urquhart Castle
  • Discover the Caledonian Canal with its very impressive series of locks
  • Impressive views of Ben Nevis en route - the UK's highest mountain
  • Offering a sense of accomplishment on completion of this long-distance trail
This 9-day version of our Great Glen Way walking itinerary is the most popular! A 79-mile long-distance trail along Scotland's most famous glen as you walk through beautiful forests, past peaceful working canals and alongside Scotland's most famous loch. See fascinating historical sites, such as Urquhart Castle, at one time home to Robert the Bruce, the Caledonian Canal, opened in 1822 and Neptune's Staircase, a feature of its remarkable engineering. The Great Glen Way then follows the shores of Loch Ness passing the highland towns of Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit until you reach the historic town of Inverness. The terrain varies from canal towpaths to heather-clad hills and open moorland to quiet forest trails. Revel in the Scottish culture; local pubs and traditional food, and stays in quaint villages within the walk itself, and in bustling towns at the beginning and end of your trip. You will not easily forget the atmosphere, views and your incredible experience on the Great Glen Way.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Fort William Day 2 Fort William to Gairlochy/Spean Bridge 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 3 Gairlochy/Spean Bridge to Laggan/Invergarry 14 miles / 22 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 Transfer to Loch Laide and walk to Drumnadrochit 9 miles / 15 km Day 8 Transfer to Loch Laide and walk to Inverness 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 9 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best 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. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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