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.
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. Typically, 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.
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.