Great Glen Way




Length of Route

79 miles (127 km)



Fort William






mid March to

mid October









Travel Information
























Great Glen Way

Inverness Castle and the end of the Great Glen Way. www.geminiwalks.comOfficially opened on 30th April 2002 by H.R.H. Prince Andrew, Earl of Inverness, the Great Glen Way is a well established walk totalling 79 miles (127 km).


From the Highland town of Fort William, the Great Glen Way makes its way past Neptune’s Staircase on the Caledonian Canal, then passes by the spectacular lochs of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. A lovely walk over Ness Islands ends the trail at the imposing Inverness Castle. The trail is very well signposted, using a network of good paths with fine views as you make your way up through beautiful forests and along working canals to reach Scotland’s Highland Capital Inverness. Julie & Michelle.

Having walked the Great Glen Way on many occasions this trail comes highly recommended and Michelle is booked to walk the Way in 2019. The introduction of the two high level routes really does enhance this trail for wonderful views over Loch Ness.


Three Red Squirrels! Courtesy of Craik na Dav, Invermoriston

Three Red Squirrels! Courtesy of Craik na Dav, Invermoriston.



2021 Great Glen Way Holiday Prices

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Steve of Gemini Walks on the Great Glen Way.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.


Solo Supplement is £40.00 per night

Single Supplement for singles as part of a group is £35.00 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 us on 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’s 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 – 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.