Great Glen Way Accommodation and Other Services
The Great Glen Way connects Fort William to Inverness, the `capital of the highlands’, following Britain’s greatest geological fault 77 miles along the shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness and the towpath of the Caledonian Canal. It is an undemanding route, and can be completed comfortably in under a week, although some will wish to linger longer at some places along the route, and perhaps roam slightly off route, Spean Bridge being a contender.
Beginning at the Old Fort in Fort William, the Great Glen Way follows Loch Linnhe, the Caledonian Canal, Loch Lochy, and forest tracks above Lock Ness. It is not an arduous route, nor is it difficult to navigate, and there is plenty of stopping points for either an overnight stay or a lunchtime refresher.
Great Glen Way Mileages and Services Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location; once the link is clicked, the map can be dragged and the scale adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Great Glen Way.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route
(Click on a location to view details of services for that location)
|Fort William||–||Hotel, B&B, YHA, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shops, Train, Bus|
|Corpach||3¼ + ¼||Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus|
|Banavie||4½||Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus|
|Gairlochy||10½||B&B, Camping, Bus|
|Spean Bridge||10½ + 3||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus|
|South Laggan||22½||Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|North Laggan||23¾||B&B, Bus|
|Fort Augustus||33¼||Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus|
|Invermoriston||41||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Lewiston||53½||Hotel, B&B, Hostel, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Drumnadrochit||55||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Inverness||73||Hotel, B&B, YHA, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shops, Train, Bus|
Great Glen Way Guidebooks & Maps
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Great Glen Way Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Great Glen Way Mileage and Services Table below. Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accommodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Great Glen Way accommodation recommendations.
Great Glen Way Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants along the Great Glen Way. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. As mentioned above, there is plenty of stopping points along the Great Glen Way, whether for food or drink, and we have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Please refer to the table below for pubs, restaurants and other services.
Most, if not all the hotels on the Great Glen Way are also restaurants and pubs. We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Great Glen Way Public Transport
We have provided information on public transport on the appropriate location pages. However, to assist those planning their Great Glen Way walk we have also provided the information on a single web page:
Great Glen Way Public Transport
We welcome amendments and updates.
Great Glen Way Links
The following has a great deal of information on the Great Glen Way: www.greatglenway.com
Great Glen Way Photographs and Walk Logs
We would like to display as many photographs of the Great Glen Way as possible, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you already have them online you can send us the link
Great Glen Way Updates and Recommendations
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