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: 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: Blackfold to Drumnadrochit
17km • 4 - 6 hours • (↑) 120m
This morning, you will be transferred to a remote location called Blackfold from where you will hike back to the village of Drumnadrochit. Hiking the Great Glen Way in reverse, there is a lovely variety between open moorland and forest paths.
DAY 5: Blackfold to Inverness
14km • 4 - 5 hrs • (↑) 50m
Transfer from Drumnadrochit to Blackfold in the morning. From here, a peaceful descent along forest paths will lead you all the way down into Inverness. As you reach the outskirts of the city, you will cross over the Caledonian Canal one last time. A gentle hike meaning you’ll have plenty of energy left to explore the attractions of Inverness.
DAY 6: Departure from Inverness
There are regular bus and train services from Inverness to Edinburgh and onwards to Glasgow. Full details provided upon booking.