Taking a break from the Great Glen Way hiking trail on the shores of Loch Ness, Scotland

DAY 1: Arrival in Fort Augustus

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Fort Augustus.

DAY 2: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

High Route: Distance 12km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 5 hours • Ascent (↑) 480m
Low Route: Distance 15km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 5 hrs • Ascent (↑) 120m

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: Alltsigh to Drumnadrochit

18km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 380m

Transfer from Invermoriston to Alltsigh in the morning. A steep climb along a forest track soon reveals stunning views over Loch Ness. If you still have enough energy as you approach Drumnadrochit, we recommend a 4km detour to the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Or perhaps a pint of the local brew sounds more appealing?