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

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 Fort Augustus

Distance 17km/13km • Approximate Walking Time 4 - 6 hrs • Ascent (↑) 10m/160m

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.

DAY 3: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

High Route: 12km • 4 - 5 hours • (↑) 480m
Low Route: 15km • 4 - 5 hours • (↑) 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 4: 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