Length of Route
79.5 miles (128 km)
(not way marked so guidebook & route notes supplied)
The East Highland Way
The East Highland Way was launched in early October 2010 and is a fantastic walk providing a link with three major walks, namely the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and Speyside Way. On its 79.5 mile (128 km)* journey from Fort William to Aviemore, this new and exciting walk is brimming with places of historical interest, fine loch views and delightful forest trails.
You achieve a real sense of wilderness as you make your way eastwards through Monarch of the Glen country and over old Clan Macpherson hunting grounds.
Imagine yourself in the shoes of the Jacobites at Ruthven Barracks and look in wonder at the remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests.
This is a true adventure which comes highly recommended!
*Please note that the route in the official East Highland Way Guidebook varies between 78 miles (125 km) and 88 miles (142 km). Our particular variation totals a mileage of 79.5 km (128 km).
Since the East Highland Way is not way marked, comprehensive route notes/maps will be supplied together with the Official Guidebook. As a result the trail is easy to follow.
Holiday Prices for the East Highland Way
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The above tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly.
This route does not support solo walkers due to the high cost of baggage transfer. However, if you can arrange to walk at the same time/stay at the same destinations as another tour, then it might be feasible. Please call 01324 410260 (Overseas: +44 1324 410260) or email for further details.
Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please call 01324 410260 (Overseas: +44 1324 410260) or email for a quote.
Also, if you require extra nights and/or rest days, for example, at the stage of Fort William to climb Ben Nevis, Scotland highest mountain, again we can adjust the cost accordingly. Additional nights cost £40 per person per night.
Gemini Walks Frequently Asked Question : 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.