OVERVIEW

Walk the Great Glen Way, following a spectacular geological fault line along canal towpaths, the shores of Loch Ness and to the hilltop castle of Inverness. Beginning in the west Highland coastal town of Fort William, the trail heads north east and follows the heritage of Victorian engineers along the impressive Caledonian Canal which link the picture-perfect Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and atmospheric Loch Ness.

The trail ventures deep into ancient woodland and up onto heather-clad moors where red deer roam high on the hillsides and birds of prey can be spotted high above. In the evenings, stay in family run bed and breakfasts, country hotels and old coaching inns which have long welcomed travellers along the Great Glen Way. Explore the enchanting town of Fort Augustus and its cosy canal side pubs, whilst in Drumnadrochit, visit the mystical remains of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Ending in the highland capital of Inverness, rounds off one of Scotland’s best long-distance walking experiences.

Highlights

  • Walk from Scotland’s west to east coast along the Great Glen Way
  • Walk along the Caledonian Canal to the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Make a visit to the 13th century Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Watch returning fishing trawlers journey through the locks gates of Neptune’s Staircase
  • Hike through ancient forests and across rugged hillside above Loch Ness
  • Explore canalside pubs in the charming village of Fort Augustus
  • Spot red deers, grouse, ospreys and the elusive golden eagle

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 1295

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Arrive Fort William

On the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William’s train station makes for easy arrival. Gateway to Glen Nevis valley and the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis (1345m), the town sits in the privileged position amongst stunning scenery and excellent walking trails. The compact town centre has plenty of cosy cafes and traditional bars to sample highland whiskies.

Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Overlooking och Linnhe and only a short walk from town, Myrtle Bank is run by Dora and her team. A converted Victorian Villa, en-suite rooms are classically furnished. The property also has extensive gardens, and is a personal passion of Dora’s. Known for its friendly atmosphere, this guest house is a great end to some of the finest walking days in Scotland.

DAY 2
Walk to Gairlochy / Spean Bridge

Starting at the ruins of old Inverlochy Castle, walk from Fort William and skirt around Loch Linnhe to the start of the Great Caledonian Canal and Scotland’s greatest geological fault line. After joining the canal tow path, you’ll see the eight locks of Neptune’s staircase. Here you can watch fishing trawlers and leisure boats making their way through the cascading gates, constructed over 200 years ago. Continue along the towpath for a gentle day of walking. The walk ends at Gairlochy or Spean Bridge, pending accommodation availability.

Walk: 17km or 24km
Ascent: 50m or 150m
Descent: 50m or 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Coireglas Guest House
On the edge of Spean Bridge village this friendly B&B is run by Morven and Simon. Their 10-bedroomed guesthouse sits in beautiful sheltered gardens and overlooks the spectacular Grey Corrie mountains. The guesthouse is only a few minute’s walk from the village centre and the superb gastronomic restaurant, Smiddy’s.

DAY 3
Walk to Laggan

At the locks of Gairlochy walk along the northern banks of Loch Lochy. An immensely peaceful walk through woodlands might only be interrupted by the sound of kayakers paddling the shoreline. The route progresses to a gentle climb above the loch onto wide woodland tracks. Before reaching Laggan, the route descends to Laggan, as Loch Lochy narrows into the Caledonian Canal. At the lock gates, the Eagle Inn (a converted Dutch barge), is a great spot for a late lunch or afternoon drink before your short transfer to your hotel in nearby Invergarry.

Walk: 19km
Ascent: 200m
Descent: 200m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Invergarry Hotel
A relaxed, historic 4* hotel which embodies the famous Scottish hospitality and is surrounded by mountain tops and dense pine forest. En-suite rooms are furnished to a classic country inn standard and the hotel brasserie serves fresh, local fish and seafood dishes. In the bar, there usually a roaring log fire and comfy chairs to kick back and relax with a drink.

DAY 4
Walk to Fort Augustus

Today walk to the charming town of Fort Augustus. The route begins with an ascent into dense woodland, high above the Loch Oich. Gently descend to the Bridge of Oich and re-join the Caledonian Canal towpath to Fort Augustus. On the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus has a number of lock side pubs where you can watch boats navigate their way through the gates or sit and wait for sighting of the mythical Loch Ness monster. Alternatively, you can also choose to walk a very flat route along the canal towpath from Laggan along the eastern side of the canal.

Walk: 14.5km
Ascent: 130m
Descent: 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Bank B&B
As the name suggest, this former bank is located only a couple of minute’s walk from the Caledonian Canal. Some of the en-suite have retained the wooden vaulted walls and the property has beautifully maintained gardens.

DAY 5
Walk to Invermoriston

As the saying goes in Scotland, you can take the high road or low road today! Both of which have far reaching views across Loch Ness. Although the higher route is no longer, it does add more ascent but on a fine, clear day, the effort is definitely worth it. On the high route there are even some excellent shelter spots to pull out your picnic and enjoy views across to the peak of Beinn a’Bhacaidh and Loch Ness. Arriving into Invermoriston, you can see the early 19th century double arched bridge, which spans the dark and moody River Moriston falls.

Walk: 13km
Ascent: 450m or 200m
Descent: 420m 0r 150
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Glenmoriston Arms
This traditional style inn provides contemporary en-suite rooms, a comfortable lounge area to read and relax and a popular restaurant serving classic Scottish dishes. The bar is well stocked with single malts and locally brewed beers and there is always a recommended ‘Malt of the Month’ to try before bed!

DAY 6
Walk to Drumnadrochit

Uphill from Invermoriston the trail works its way through woodland with excellent vantage points of Loch Ness. After a short while, the route splits offering a high and low route for a few km’s. The higher route is a splendid walk through Caledonian pine forest and across open moorland where you can catch glimpses of black grouse and hen harriers. The lower route pass through forest trails, home to a wide range of butterfly populations. The paths converges to follow a steep descent into Drumnadrochit.

Walk: 14km
Ascent: 500m or 740m
Descent: 500m or 500m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Greenlea B&B
Tucked away in the corner of the village green this delightful cottage dates back to 1810. Once a place where farmers traded cattle, the B&B is only a couple of minutes from a delicious Italian deli and the Fiddlers pub, famous for their food and whisky selection. En-suite rooms are very comfortable and your hosts, Gordon and Miranda are always on hand to make your stay pleasant.

DAY 7
Walk to Inverness

The trail leaves Drumnadrochit along a roadside and then swings inlands as it climbs into the hills high above Loch Ness and down along the Great Glen. There are some excellent sections through scenic forest today and stopping at the Abriachan eco-café for their signature lemon cake is a must! Nearing Inverness the route begins to flatten until you reach the Caledonian for one last time. From here, walk along the banks of the River Ness before one last short climb to the finishing point at Inverness Castle, overlooking Scotland’s cultural capital of the Highlands.

This longer day can be reduced by around 10km by taking a transfer to Loch Laide and walking to Inverness from there.

Walk: 30km
Ascent: 530m
Descent: 450m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Drumdale B&B
Just 5 minutes from the city centre, Drumdale is an original Victorian villa, with very well-preserved features. All rooms are en-suite and breakfast served in a traditional style room with a variety of continental and Sottish dishes such as Scots oats porridge and cooked Scottish breakfast.

DAY 8
Onward Travel

Depending on your onward travel plans, the nearby train station is only a 10 minute taxi journey from your accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3*, 4* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Maps, guidebook and route summary
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • Upgrade to a gastronomic guest house in Spean Bridge
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk from Scotland’s west to east coast along the Great Glen Way
  • Walk along the Caledonian Canal to the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Hike through ancient forests and across rugged hillside above Loch Ness

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour you will spend each night in 3*, 4* 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 have you chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 7 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies of 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 then just let us know at the time of 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 latter 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

Easy to moderate with 2 moderate days of walking. An active lifestyle makes the walking 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 and is very varied. There are some very easy-going days along canal tow paths, whilst several of the days will have between 500-700m of ascent, so you should be physical prepared for a change of terrain mid-way through the walk. The route will have section of canal tow paths, forest roads, rocky trails and in places, lose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and are very well way marked. You will also walk through towns and villages. Although the route is well way marked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily summaries, a map, guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE

This walk starts in Fort William and finishes in Inverness.

To Fort William
Fort William does not have an airport. The closest airport 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 into Edinburgh airport you can take a bus to Edinburgh Haymarket and change for a train to Fort William, travelling via Glasgow Queen Street.
Should be flying in and out of Inverness, bus services connect the airport and Fort William, with a journey time of around 3hrs.

If travelling from London, you can take a domestic flight to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and connect to Fort William via the train.

Caledonian Sleeper Train
A great way to travel from London is by taking the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train. Depending on the day, services depart London Euston around 10pm, travel through the night and arrive into Inverness around 8.30am the following day.

Onward Travel From Inverness

The nearby airport has excellent domestic connections across the UK and a limited service into Europe.
Alternatively 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 strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 10 Apr 2020 - 1 Oct 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Apr 2021 - 1 Oct 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1345

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $515

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Overview

OVERVIEW

Walk the Great Glen Way, following a spectacular geological fault line along canal towpaths, the shores of Loch Ness and to the hilltop castle of Inverness. Beginning in the west Highland coastal town of Fort William, the trail heads north east and follows the heritage of Victorian engineers along the impressive Caledonian Canal which link the picture-perfect Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and atmospheric Loch Ness.

The trail ventures deep into ancient woodland and up onto heather-clad moors where red deer roam high on the hillsides and birds of prey can be spotted high above. In the evenings, stay in family run bed and breakfasts, country hotels and old coaching inns which have long welcomed travellers along the Great Glen Way. Explore the enchanting town of Fort Augustus and its cosy canal side pubs, whilst in Drumnadrochit, visit the mystical remains of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Ending in the highland capital of Inverness, rounds off one of Scotland’s best long-distance walking experiences.

Highlights

  • Walk from Scotland’s west to east coast along the Great Glen Way
  • Walk along the Caledonian Canal to the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Make a visit to the 13th century Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Watch returning fishing trawlers journey through the locks gates of Neptune’s Staircase
  • Hike through ancient forests and across rugged hillside above Loch Ness
  • Explore canalside pubs in the charming village of Fort Augustus
  • Spot red deers, grouse, ospreys and the elusive golden eagle

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some hill sections and occasional steps. Walking experience not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 1295

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

DAY 1
Arrive Fort William

On the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William’s train station makes for easy arrival. Gateway to Glen Nevis valley and the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis (1345m), the town sits in the privileged position amongst stunning scenery and excellent walking trails. The compact town centre has plenty of cosy cafes and traditional bars to sample highland whiskies.

Meals Included: None
Accommodation: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Overlooking och Linnhe and only a short walk from town, Myrtle Bank is run by Dora and her team. A converted Victorian Villa, en-suite rooms are classically furnished. The property also has extensive gardens, and is a personal passion of Dora’s. Known for its friendly atmosphere, this guest house is a great end to some of the finest walking days in Scotland.

DAY 2
Walk to Gairlochy / Spean Bridge

Starting at the ruins of old Inverlochy Castle, walk from Fort William and skirt around Loch Linnhe to the start of the Great Caledonian Canal and Scotland’s greatest geological fault line. After joining the canal tow path, you’ll see the eight locks of Neptune’s staircase. Here you can watch fishing trawlers and leisure boats making their way through the cascading gates, constructed over 200 years ago. Continue along the towpath for a gentle day of walking. The walk ends at Gairlochy or Spean Bridge, pending accommodation availability.

Walk: 17km or 24km
Ascent: 50m or 150m
Descent: 50m or 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Coireglas Guest House
On the edge of Spean Bridge village this friendly B&B is run by Morven and Simon. Their 10-bedroomed guesthouse sits in beautiful sheltered gardens and overlooks the spectacular Grey Corrie mountains. The guesthouse is only a few minute’s walk from the village centre and the superb gastronomic restaurant, Smiddy’s.

DAY 3
Walk to Laggan

At the locks of Gairlochy walk along the northern banks of Loch Lochy. An immensely peaceful walk through woodlands might only be interrupted by the sound of kayakers paddling the shoreline. The route progresses to a gentle climb above the loch onto wide woodland tracks. Before reaching Laggan, the route descends to Laggan, as Loch Lochy narrows into the Caledonian Canal. At the lock gates, the Eagle Inn (a converted Dutch barge), is a great spot for a late lunch or afternoon drink before your short transfer to your hotel in nearby Invergarry.

Walk: 19km
Ascent: 200m
Descent: 200m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Invergarry Hotel
A relaxed, historic 4* hotel which embodies the famous Scottish hospitality and is surrounded by mountain tops and dense pine forest. En-suite rooms are furnished to a classic country inn standard and the hotel brasserie serves fresh, local fish and seafood dishes. In the bar, there usually a roaring log fire and comfy chairs to kick back and relax with a drink.

DAY 4
Walk to Fort Augustus

Today walk to the charming town of Fort Augustus. The route begins with an ascent into dense woodland, high above the Loch Oich. Gently descend to the Bridge of Oich and re-join the Caledonian Canal towpath to Fort Augustus. On the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus has a number of lock side pubs where you can watch boats navigate their way through the gates or sit and wait for sighting of the mythical Loch Ness monster. Alternatively, you can also choose to walk a very flat route along the canal towpath from Laggan along the eastern side of the canal.

Walk: 14.5km
Ascent: 130m
Descent: 150m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Bank B&B
As the name suggest, this former bank is located only a couple of minute’s walk from the Caledonian Canal. Some of the en-suite have retained the wooden vaulted walls and the property has beautifully maintained gardens.

DAY 5
Walk to Invermoriston

As the saying goes in Scotland, you can take the high road or low road today! Both of which have far reaching views across Loch Ness. Although the higher route is no longer, it does add more ascent but on a fine, clear day, the effort is definitely worth it. On the high route there are even some excellent shelter spots to pull out your picnic and enjoy views across to the peak of Beinn a’Bhacaidh and Loch Ness. Arriving into Invermoriston, you can see the early 19th century double arched bridge, which spans the dark and moody River Moriston falls.

Walk: 13km
Ascent: 450m or 200m
Descent: 420m 0r 150
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Glenmoriston Arms
This traditional style inn provides contemporary en-suite rooms, a comfortable lounge area to read and relax and a popular restaurant serving classic Scottish dishes. The bar is well stocked with single malts and locally brewed beers and there is always a recommended ‘Malt of the Month’ to try before bed!

DAY 6
Walk to Drumnadrochit

Uphill from Invermoriston the trail works its way through woodland with excellent vantage points of Loch Ness. After a short while, the route splits offering a high and low route for a few km’s. The higher route is a splendid walk through Caledonian pine forest and across open moorland where you can catch glimpses of black grouse and hen harriers. The lower route pass through forest trails, home to a wide range of butterfly populations. The paths converges to follow a steep descent into Drumnadrochit.

Walk: 14km
Ascent: 500m or 740m
Descent: 500m or 500m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Greenlea B&B
Tucked away in the corner of the village green this delightful cottage dates back to 1810. Once a place where farmers traded cattle, the B&B is only a couple of minutes from a delicious Italian deli and the Fiddlers pub, famous for their food and whisky selection. En-suite rooms are very comfortable and your hosts, Gordon and Miranda are always on hand to make your stay pleasant.

DAY 7
Walk to Inverness

The trail leaves Drumnadrochit along a roadside and then swings inlands as it climbs into the hills high above Loch Ness and down along the Great Glen. There are some excellent sections through scenic forest today and stopping at the Abriachan eco-café for their signature lemon cake is a must! Nearing Inverness the route begins to flatten until you reach the Caledonian for one last time. From here, walk along the banks of the River Ness before one last short climb to the finishing point at Inverness Castle, overlooking Scotland’s cultural capital of the Highlands.

This longer day can be reduced by around 10km by taking a transfer to Loch Laide and walking to Inverness from there.

Walk: 30km
Ascent: 530m
Descent: 450m
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Drumdale B&B
Just 5 minutes from the city centre, Drumdale is an original Victorian villa, with very well-preserved features. All rooms are en-suite and breakfast served in a traditional style room with a variety of continental and Sottish dishes such as Scots oats porridge and cooked Scottish breakfast.

DAY 8
Onward Travel

Depending on your onward travel plans, the nearby train station is only a 10 minute taxi journey from your accommodation.

Meals included: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3*, 4* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Maps, guidebook and route summary
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • Upgrade to a gastronomic guest house in Spean Bridge
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk from Scotland’s west to east coast along the Great Glen Way
  • Walk along the Caledonian Canal to the Highland capital, Inverness
  • Hike through ancient forests and across rugged hillside above Loch Ness
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour you will spend each night in 3*, 4* 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 have you chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 7 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies of 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 then just let us know at the time of booking. Single rooms can be booked for an additional payment.

General Info

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 latter 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

Easy to moderate with 2 moderate days of walking. An active lifestyle makes the walking 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 and is very varied. There are some very easy-going days along canal tow paths, whilst several of the days will have between 500-700m of ascent, so you should be physical prepared for a change of terrain mid-way through the walk. The route will have section of canal tow paths, forest roads, rocky trails and in places, lose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and are very well way marked. You will also walk through towns and villages. Although the route is well way marked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily summaries, a map, guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use for your own device.

HOW TO GET THERE

This walk starts in Fort William and finishes in Inverness.

To Fort William
Fort William does not have an airport. The closest airport 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 into Edinburgh airport you can take a bus to Edinburgh Haymarket and change for a train to Fort William, travelling via Glasgow Queen Street.
Should be flying in and out of Inverness, bus services connect the airport and Fort William, with a journey time of around 3hrs.

If travelling from London, you can take a domestic flight to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and connect to Fort William via the train.

Caledonian Sleeper Train
A great way to travel from London is by taking the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train. Depending on the day, services depart London Euston around 10pm, travel through the night and arrive into Inverness around 8.30am the following day.

Onward Travel From Inverness

The nearby airport has excellent domestic connections across the UK and a limited service into Europe.
Alternatively 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 strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 10 Apr 2020 - 1 Oct 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

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Abel Tasman Great walk end to end. Stunning views over golden beaches, estuaries, coves & native forest. Unparalleled opportunities to swim.

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  • Full access to the Abel Tasman National Park and its beauty
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful lodges including 4 star Awaroa lodge
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • A la carte meals at Awaroa Lodge including 2 course dinners
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 walkers lunches and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive track notes, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
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Three Capes and the Tasman Peninsula

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Hike at Cape Hauy, Cape Raoul and Fortescue Bay, Canoe Bay Tasman Arch, Blow Holes, Waterfall Bay. Visit Port Arthur and see the region from the sea on an Eco wildlife boat cruise.

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  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
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  • 3 nights’ comfortable accommodation in log cabins and chalets with shared common areas
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Queen Charlotte Track-The Essentials

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Queen Charlotte track end to end from Ship Cove to Anakiwa. Forests filled with fauna and birdsong. Lush rainforest gullies filled with massive tree ferns.

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  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 3 nights accommodation in beautiful lodge accommodations
  • Walk the entire track end to end pack free
  • 4 walkers lunches
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Camino, Final Stage: Sarria to Santiago

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Complete the final 100km of the famous Camino de Santiago. Walk from the town of Sarria to the iconic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Walk the final 100km of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago
  • Spend each day walking alongside fellow pilgrims on this world-famous route
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