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The Great Glen Way

Fort William to Inverness Two-way trail guide

Guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, a 79 mile National Trail along the Caledonia Canal from Fort William to Inverness. Easily walked within a week in all seasons, the Great Glen Way is an ideal introduction to long-distance walking in Scotland. The route is described in both directions, and a separate OS 1:25K mapping booklet is included.


Low-lying, so it is possible to walk the Great Glen Way at most times of year. Accommodation is often busy in summer, and midges are out! Daylight is short in winter and less accommodation is available.


Inverness, Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston, Fort Augustus, North Laggan, Gairlochy, Fort William


The Great Glen Way is a 5-6 day low-level waymarked National Trail, with a range of facilities along the way. An ideal introduction to long-distance walking.

Must See

Views of the highlands, fascinating clan history, Caledonian canal, wildlife (including, possibly, the Loch Ness monster)
14 Mar 2016
25 Mar 2022
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.10cm

A guidebook to walking the Great Glen Way, one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The 120km (74 mile) route between Fort William and Inverness is suitable for those new to long-distance walking and can be completed within a week.

The route is described in both directions in 6 stages of between 12 and 31km (8–19 miles), with both low and high-level options for the central stages. Also included is an alternative route along the north shore of Loch Oich via Invergarry.

  • Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 maps
  • Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping with the route line
  • Refreshment and public transport information provided for each route stage
  • Handy trek planner, route summary tables and accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
  • GPX files available to download

Table of Contents
Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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