Great Glen Way (GGW)

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Worth knowing

The Great Glen Way runs for a length of 119 kilometers through United Kingdom.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 6 days to walk the Great Glen Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Great Glen Way

119 km
Elevation gain
1.950 m
Elevation loss
1.950 m
Highest Point
419 m
Lowest Point
Fort William / 2 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
119 km
1.950 m
1.950 m
419 m
Fort William
2 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Great Glen Way
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Great Glen Way
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Great Glen Way is:


Arrival to the Great Glen Way

You will arrive via Inverness Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Great Glen Way

Departure is via Inverness Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 1 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Great Glen Way

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