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Great Glen Way Walking Holidays

The Great Glen Way (78 miles/125 km) is one of Scotland's Great Trails and encapsulates the unforgettable beauty and turbulent history of the Highlands. 

Enjoy a variety of walking terrain as you hike quiet forest trails, canal towpaths, heather-clad hills and open moorland on this coast-to-coast route. From Fort William to Inverness the landscape is littered with fascinating historical sites from the Old Fort of Fort William (strategically important in the Jacobean rebellion), to the medieval Urquhart Castle, home to Robert the Bruce in the early 1300s. On the shores of Loch Ness the castle enjoys dramatic views of the glen and is ideally placed for a little "Nessie" spotting. The route follows the Caledonian Canal as it traverses the Highlands from Scotland's west to east coast. The canal towpaths, well-made trails and excellent signposting along the trail, along with low and high route options make this trip the perfect choice for experienced walkers and those new to walking holidays alike. 

Macs Adventure has been offering walking holidays on the Great Glen Way since 2003. You can depend on us to provide a hassle-free experience with hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers, local knowledge and wonderful memories. 

We offer a variety of itineraries so you can complete the classic Great Glen Way trail in a timescale that suits you over 7-9 days. Alternatively, explore the highlights of the trail on our 5 day short break itinerary, the Great Glen Escape. Or spoil yourself by booking our popular Great Glen Way in Comfort trip.  

Blog Articles

  • Walking the Great Glen Way

    This video was made by Ewan, one of our Great Glen Way experts who embarked on this classic walk himself a few years ago. He shows that this route is very well-waymarked and not too strenuous, so that the majority of fit people can acccomplish it. With lochside walking and magificent views over the Scottish Highlands, this long-distance trail is memorable in many ways. From the exploration of Scotland's turbulent history at Urquhart Castle, to spotting "Nessie", the mythical monster, you are sure to relish this experience.