Hillwalk Tours Scotland Great Glen Way

Details for Hillwalk Tours Scotland Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way, which was opened in 2002, is one of Scotland's official Great Trails. It stretches for 127km (79 miles) from coast to coast across the Scottish Highlands, from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east.

The trail is generally walked from west to east to follow the direction of the prevailing wind. It follows the geological fault of the Great Glen and is home to some of Scotland's most spectacular and atmospheric scenery. It runs along the complete lengths of Loch Linnhe, Loch Oich and the forests above Loch Ness (a great vantage point to try to spot the Loch Ness Monster!), as well as along the towpath of the Caledonian Canal.

On the Caledonian Canal, just outside of Fort William, you will pass ‘Neptune's Staircase', a staircase lock comprising of eight locks, and named for the Roman god of freshwater and the sea. It is the longest staircase lock in the UK. And for those who are fans of history, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Jacobites, Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle, which has a bloody history from 1200s - 1600s, and remains an excellent example of a medieval stronghold.

Great Glen Way Trail Details:

• Choose Gentle, Moderate or Challenging Hikes
• 14 different itineraries to suit all abilities
• Terrain: Generally very good. Mainly along tow paths and forest tracks.
• Start anytime from 21 Mar - 30 Sep
• Waymarking: Excellent

What's Included in the Price?

• Stay in our friendly, family-run guesthouses
• Relax in luxurious en-suite bedrooms*
• Big breakfasts will keep you going all day long
• Luggage? Don't worry, we'll...


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