East Highland Way




Length of Route

79.5 miles (128 km)



Fort William






End March


Early October




(not way marked so guidebook & route notes supplied)





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River Calder runing through Glen Banchor. www.geminiwalks.com.

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!

Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. www.geminiwalks.com“After having initially walked the East Highland Way in October 2010, we thoroughly enjoyed it and clients who have tackled the walk remarked on how much they loved it too!” Julie & Michelle. Julie’s husband Scott really enjoyed the route as he walked it in 2018 to update changes to the route for our customers. 


*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 partially way marked, a Harvey Map of the Way will be supplied together with the Official Guidebook and recently researched comprehensive Gemini route notes.  As a result the trail is easy to follow.


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2021 Holiday Prices for the East Highland Way

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5 days walking/6 overnight stays



6 days walking/7 overnight stays



7 days walking/8 overnight stays



8 days walking/9 overnight stays



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.


Single Walkers Supplement as part of a group is £35.00 per night.

Solo Walkers Supplement is £45.00 per night.

Please note that, upon the actual booking of rooms, we will do our very best to try and reduce the single or solo walkers’ supplement. This will be dependent on availability of rooms at the time of booking.

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 £45.00 – £50.00 per person per night.


Gemini Walks Frequently Asked Question : Is this particular walk signposted? This route is now partially signposted but clients are provided with a Harvey Map and an East Highland Way guide book, as well as recently researched Gemini Walks route notes. So far none of our clients have experienced any challenges with route finding.