Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I take a dog on the Great Glen Way.  As with quite a few of our walks, it certainly is possible to take a dog on this walk but please note that the choice of accommodations are obviously limited due to the number of establishments who accept pets.  Of course, if we cannot find suitable accommodation at the stage itself, then we can always arrange a transfer to another stage. This is all organised by Gemini Walks on your behalf.



Are the sections on the South Loch Ness Trail which are not signposted easy to navigate? The short stages from Inverness to Torbreck and from Loch Tarff to Fort Augustus are not signposted at present, however, both stretches are safe town and/or country road walking and as such as extremely easy to follow. At  Gemini Walks we strive to make sure that nothing is left to chance and so we provide well researched route notes and maps for our clients!



Annandale Way. Should I choose Lochmaben or Lockerbie on a five day walk? It really is simply a matter of preference as to whether you prefer Lochmaben or Lockerbie.  The village of Lochmaben is certainly more picturesque and on this day you have the highest climb. However, Lockerbie has more facilities with regard to accommodations and dining establishments with it being a larger and busier town.



When is the best time to walk the Arran Coastal Path? April, May, June and September are the best months in our opinion. The weather is ideal for walking, the daylight hours are growing longer and wildlife abounds. In July and August the island is very busy and accommodation is often scarce and more expensive.



On the East Highland Way will I have to walk along the busy A86 trunk road? At Gemini Walks we would never advise anyone to walk along the majority of this busy trunk road and we always ensure that there is a safe alternative. If applicable, then we will arrange transfers on your behalf at no extra cost.   



Do I need to have map and compass reading skills?  Here at Gemini Walks, we always recommend that a map and a compass/GPS are taken especially on the routes which are not signposted.



Can I walk the Speyside Way South to North? We can certainly accommodate this option with pleasure at no extra cost. Although the guide books are written North to South we do supply directions to accommodations for walkers going South to North.