Interested in walking to the Scottish Highlands? The Great Glen Way is one of the walks around Inverness that everyone should have the chance to experience. You can start this route in either Fort William or Inverness, allowing you to make the most of your holiday and experience as much as possible!
Why not book our walk of the month, the Great Glen Way? EasyWays has over 20 years of experience supporting walkers as they plan their walking holiday! On a route like the Great Glen Way, you can benefit from lots of local knowledge and additional advice.


Where is the Great Glen Way?

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The 73 mile, 6-day walk is easy to reach and one of the best things is the scenery that you will pass through on the route. You can walk the route in either direction. If you are starting The Great Glen Way in Fort William your route passes through Gairlochy, South Laggan, Fort Augustus, Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit. You can reach Fort William from Glasgow by bus or train or even directly on the overnight Caledonian sleeper train from London – a very easy place to access! Inverness is also easily accessible by train or bus and starting your route here offers the opportunity to walk along the north bank of Loch Ness at the start of the route, heading south-west to Fort Augsutus and on to Fort William.


Why walk the Great Glen Way?


Walking in Fort William

There are many reasons to walk through such a spectacular place! As we already mentioned it is so easy to reach. However, there are many more benefits in walking the Great Glen Way. The route passes by the foot of the famous Ben Nevis and covers areas with beautiful landscapes and forests, including the north bank of the well-known Loch Ness.
Also, walking in this part of Scotland you can expect to see an abundance of castles and historical sites, which have been the setting of some of Scotland’s most famous battles.




View across Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

The Great Glen Way route passes by Urquhart Castle at Drumnadrochit. It is possible to enjoy a sail on Loch Ness from the grounds of the castle.

Beauly Firth

Nearing the end of the route, you can expect to enjoy views over the Beauly Firth.

Loch Ness

Of course, one of the popular reasons to walk this route is the fact that you can enjoy and find Loch Ness. Why not book a cruise or tour to tell you all you need about the famous highland location? Once you reach Fort Augustus you can may decide to leave the Great Glen Way to return to Inverness by the South Loch Ness Trail, offering you another stunning area to explore!

Walks Around Inverness with EasyWays

Have you already completed the West Highland Way? The Great Glen Way is a beautiful alternative Scottish walk, with so much highland scenery and character. Interested in experiencing The Great Glen Way for yourself? Just ask our team to create the walking holiday you have been dreaming of!