• SELF-GUIDED
  • 5 DAYS
  • Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 850 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 455 per person

OVERVIEW

Discover the best of the Great Glen Way and Loch Ness on this short walking break. At the southern end of Loch Ness sits the historic town of Fort Augustus.  Set on the banks of the 200-year-old Caledonian Canal, the inviting water-side pubs are a great spot to sample local single malt whiskies and watch boats gently make their way through the colossal lock gates.  Leaving Fort Augustus, the trail ventures into ancient woodland and up onto heather-clad moors, where red deer roam high on the hillsides. Descend to the waterside town of Drumnadrochit with views of the mystical remains of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk from Loch Ness to the historic Inverness Castle
  • Hike through ancient woodlands and along hillside trails above Loch Ness
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the mythical Loch Ness Monster
  • Spend time in the canal side pubs of Fort Augustus
  • Spot red deer, grouse, ospreys and the elusive golden eagle
  • Stay in welcoming family-run bed and breakfasts and old coaching inns
  • The perfect short break to experience walking in the stunning Scottish landscape

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 850 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 455 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Walk the Great Glen Way from Fort Augustus to Inverness in 5 days
  • 4 nights accommodation in 3* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Maps, comprehensive walk notes and gpx tracks

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

During this tour, you will spend each night in 3* hotels and guest houses. The accommodation on this tour has been chosen for its location. Your hosts are knowledgeable about the region and are happy to help with any questions or assistance you might need. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As many of the overnight stays are in remote settings, on occasion we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process. For this tour, we would always advise booking as soon you have chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 4 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with friends and family but would like your own room, just let us know when booking. Single rooms can be booked for an additional payment.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from April through to October.

So the saying goes in Scotland, always be prepared for a change of weather! Regardless of when you travel, you can experience rainy days with temperatures dipping to 12°C and on the same day, clear skies and sunshine of up to 22°C. In the early and later weeks of the season, it isn’t unusual to see snow on the mountain tops and you may even experience a frost. May and June are usually the months with the least rainfall, followed by July, August and September. However, what Scotland lacks in warm weather, it truly makes up for it with hospitality.

THE WALKING

Moderate walking. An active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed along with usual walks. Days are generally easy-going underfoot. Distances on this walk range from 13km to 30km in a day. There are some very easy-going sections along canal towpaths, whilst other sections have between 500-700m of ascent, so you should be physically prepared for the change of distances and ascent. The route will have sections of canal tow paths, forest roads, rocky trails and in places, loose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and are very well waymarked. You will also walk through towns and villages. Although the route is well waymarked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily summaries, a map, a guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walks starts in Fort Augustus and ends in Inverness.

Travel to Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus does not have an airport. The closest airports are Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

From Glasgow airport, you can catch the shuttle bus to central Glasgow and take a direct train service from Glasgow Queen Street (3hrs 45min journey). If arriving at Edinburgh airport you can take a bus to Edinburgh Haymarket and change for a train to Fort William, travelling via Glasgow Queen Street.  At Fort William, you can change for a direct bus service to Fort Augustus (1hr journey).

Should be flying into Inverness, bus services connect with Fort Augustus (1hr journey time).

Onward Travel From Inverness

The nearby airport has excellent domestic connections across the UK and a limited service into Europe.  Alternatively, the Inverness train has onward connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh (4hrs 30mins).

For all train travel in the UK, please check The Trainline or National Rail for timetables, prices and ticket purchases.

If travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper Service, please check Caledonian Sleeper for information.

Another useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 850

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 455
  • 1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 885

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 475

sections

Overview

Discover the best of the Great Glen Way and Loch Ness on this short walking break. At the southern end of Loch Ness sits the historic town of Fort Augustus.  Set on the banks of the 200-year-old Caledonian Canal, the inviting water-side pubs are a great spot to sample local single malt whiskies and watch boats gently make their way through the colossal lock gates.  Leaving Fort Augustus, the trail ventures into ancient woodland and up onto heather-clad moors, where red deer roam high on the hillsides. Descend to the waterside town of Drumnadrochit with views of the mystical remains of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Walk from Loch Ness to the historic Inverness Castle
  • Hike through ancient woodlands and along hillside trails above Loch Ness
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the mythical Loch Ness Monster
  • Spend time in the canal side pubs of Fort Augustus
  • Spot red deer, grouse, ospreys and the elusive golden eagle
  • Stay in welcoming family-run bed and breakfasts and old coaching inns
  • The perfect short break to experience walking in the stunning Scottish landscape
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Walk the Great Glen Way from Fort Augustus to Inverness in 5 days
  • 4 nights accommodation in 3* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Maps, comprehensive walk notes and gpx tracks
Accommodation & Dining

During this tour, you will spend each night in 3* hotels and guest houses. The accommodation on this tour has been chosen for its location. Your hosts are knowledgeable about the region and are happy to help with any questions or assistance you might need. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As many of the overnight stays are in remote settings, on occasion we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process. For this tour, we would always advise booking as soon you have chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 4 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with friends and family but would like your own room, just let us know when booking. Single rooms can be booked for an additional payment.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from April through to October.

So the saying goes in Scotland, always be prepared for a change of weather! Regardless of when you travel, you can experience rainy days with temperatures dipping to 12°C and on the same day, clear skies and sunshine of up to 22°C. In the early and later weeks of the season, it isn’t unusual to see snow on the mountain tops and you may even experience a frost. May and June are usually the months with the least rainfall, followed by July, August and September. However, what Scotland lacks in warm weather, it truly makes up for it with hospitality.

THE WALKING

Moderate walking. An active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed along with usual walks. Days are generally easy-going underfoot. Distances on this walk range from 13km to 30km in a day. There are some very easy-going sections along canal towpaths, whilst other sections have between 500-700m of ascent, so you should be physically prepared for the change of distances and ascent. The route will have sections of canal tow paths, forest roads, rocky trails and in places, loose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and are very well waymarked. You will also walk through towns and villages. Although the route is well waymarked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily summaries, a map, a guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walks starts in Fort Augustus and ends in Inverness.

Travel to Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus does not have an airport. The closest airports are Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

From Glasgow airport, you can catch the shuttle bus to central Glasgow and take a direct train service from Glasgow Queen Street (3hrs 45min journey). If arriving at Edinburgh airport you can take a bus to Edinburgh Haymarket and change for a train to Fort William, travelling via Glasgow Queen Street.  At Fort William, you can change for a direct bus service to Fort Augustus (1hr journey).

Should be flying into Inverness, bus services connect with Fort Augustus (1hr journey time).

Onward Travel From Inverness

The nearby airport has excellent domestic connections across the UK and a limited service into Europe.  Alternatively, the Inverness train has onward connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh (4hrs 30mins).

For all train travel in the UK, please check The Trainline or National Rail for timetables, prices and ticket purchases.

If travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper Service, please check Caledonian Sleeper for information.

Another useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 850
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 455
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 885
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 475
    DETAILS

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