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Walking the Great Glen Way long distance path

The Great Glen Way path is 79 miles (127km) long, which starts at Fort William and finishes at Inverness.

The Great Glen Way route starts at Fort William and then follows the Caledonian Canal which links the large lochs along the Great Glen to Inverness.  This path cuts diagonally across Scotland between the Highlands and Grampian Mountain ranges.  You can either walk, cycle or travel by boat, canoe or kayak along this trail.

The Great Glen Way path passes the foot of Ben Nevis, follows tree-lined towpaths of the Caledonian Canal, and follows the shores of Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness. Dotted along the route are many ancient castles and forts that provide good historical interest.

Great Glen Way XT40 mapWhat maps are available for the Great Glen Way Path?

There is a single map available covering the whole of the Great Glen Way called Great Glen Way XT40 map that is produced by Harvey Maps.  Buy maps for the Great Glen Way from our shop.

Map of the Great Glen Way long distance path

Map of the Great Glen Way long distance path

What guidebooks are available for the Great Glen Way Path?

Rucksack Readers has published a comprehensive guidebook that is called Great Glen Way. Buy guidebooks for the Great Glen Way from our shop.

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Great Glen Way walking guidebook

Buy the Great Glen Way walking guidebook.