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Great Glen Way

Marker at the end of the Great Glen Way
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Marker at the end of the Great Glen Way

Running for 73 miles (118 km) between Inverness Castle and the Old Fort, in Fort William, the Great Glen Way is a long-distance walkway which runs through some of the most spectacular of Highland scenery. The route, which takes 4 or 5 days to walk in its entirety, was opened on the 30th April 2002 by HRH Prince Andrew, who amongst his titles is the Earl of Inverness.

Divided into six sections, the path runs northeast from Fort William, along the Great Glen (Glen Mor). It begins by following the route of the Caledonian Canal, and runs past Gairlochy and Clunes on the northwest side of Loch Lochy. It passes through Laggan and follows a section of one of General Wade's military roads on the southeast shore of Loch Oich, to Aberchalder and Fort Augustus. The Way climbs steeply and runs along the northwest shore of Loch Ness, through Invermoriston, above Castle Urquhart to Drumnadrochit and on into Inverness.

Markers along the route provide information for walkers.


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