DAY 1: Arrival in Laggan/Invergarry
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Laggan/Invergarry
DAY 2: Laggan/Invergarry to
Distance 29km/25km • Approximate Walking Time 6 - 9 hrs • Ascent (↑) 300-890m
The trail now meets the second of the three lakes on the Great Glen Way – Loch Oichy. The dilapidated remains of an unsuccessful attempt to link Inverness and Fort William by train are clearly visible on today’s route and the old railway line serves as an excellent walking trail. Climbing out of Fort Augustus, you soon catch your first glimpse of Loch Ness. Have your camera ready – if you manage to capture a picture of the Loch Ness Monster you could make yourself a lot of money!
DAY 3: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit
High Route: 22km • 6 - 8 hours • (↑) 740m
Low Route: 24km • 6 - 8 hours • (↑) 495m
Stunning views over Loch Ness are your reward today for some steep climbs along forest tracks on the north-side of the lake. If you still have enough energy, we recommend a 4km detour to Urquhart Castle. Or perhaps a pint of the local brew sounds more appealing?
DAY 4: Drumnadrochit to Inverness
31km • 7 - 9 hours • (↑) 480m
The last day and, in terms of length, also the most challenging. Good thing your legs will be perfectly toned after the last few days of hiking! Good variety between forest paths and open moorland on this hike – a nice way to finish your Great Glen experience.
DAY 5: Departure from Inverness
There are regular bus and train services from Inverness to Edinburgh and onwards to Glasgow. Full details provided upon booking.