4 night Walk in the Great Glen in the Highlands from and return Edinburgh
Double / Single
£515 / £851
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March - November
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
A fabulous tour of the west and east coast of Scotland with a 4 night self-guided tour walking alongside the Caledonian Canal in the Great Glen from Fort William to Fort Augustus. 5 day tour, 4 nights with 3 days self-guided walking in bed and breakfast accommodation, luggage transfer, guide book. taxi transfer where indicated in the notes and from Fort Augustus to Inverness. Rail travel from Edinburgh to Fort William on the West Highland Line and return from Inverness to Edinburgh is included. THIS TOUR MUST be booked 2 months or more before date of travel. We can book it less than 2 months but there will be an increase in the tour cost to cover any increased rail fares.
See the best of the west and east coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Take this tour from Edinburgh (or Glasgow is available). The rail route uses the West Highland Line to Fort William one way and returns on the East Coast mainline route from Inverness to Edinburgh (or Glasgow). In between a great walking route starting at the well-known town of Fort William the Caledonian Canal which cuts through from the west coast of Scotland and passes Britain’s highest mountain as it follows the great geological fault known as the Great Glen. The walk uses the towpath as it passes through the Glen, alongside the lochs and through the mountain forests to finish at the delightful village of Fort Augustus. Here, were you finish the walk, the canal joins the famous Loch Ness. Most of the walking is along the signposted Great Glen Way and is along canal towpaths and forest tracks; making this a delightful easy introduction to the highlands of Scotland.
You stay in bed and breakfast accommodation, luggage transfer, trail guide, taxi transfer where indicated in the notes and from Fort Augustus to Inverness. Rail travel from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Fort William on the West Coast and return from Inverness to Edinburgh or Glasgow is included.
ARRIVAL DAY: Arrival at Fort William. This tour starts from Edinburgh Waverley rail station (or Glasgow). We will organise rail travel at about 11am to arrive in Fort William at the guesthouse at about 4pm. The train route follows the spectacular West Highland Line. Along the train route you start by viewing the Clyde River before travelling the length of Loch Lomond. From Crianlarich the rail route weaves through 3,000 feet mountains to eventually cross Rannoch Moor and arrive at the west coast town of Fort William. Evening meals may be purchased in any of the pubs, hotels or restaurants in the town (not included in the tour price). Overnight at Fort William, Highland Region, Scotland.
WALKING DAY ONE. Walk from Gairlochy to Fort William 11 miles. The taxi will collect you after breakfast and transfer you Gairlochy and you walk eastwards back to Fort William. Flat walking with many interesting features, including the flight of locks at Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian canal and views of Ben Nevis. Evening meal can be taken at the nearby pubs or restaurants (not included in the tour price). Overnight at Fort William, Highland Region, Scotland.
WALKING DAY TWO. Walk from Gairlochy to South Laggan 13 miles. The taxi will collect you after breakfast and transfer you to Gairlochy and you will walk westwards to South laggan. Fairly easy walking along the lengths of Loch Lochy with splendid views. Evening meal can be taken at the nearby village (not included in the tour price). Overnight at South Laggan, Highland Region, Scotland.
WALKING DAY THREE. Walk from South Laggan to Fort Augustus. 12 miles. Scenic sections along Loch Oich-side and past Kytra Lock with mixed woodland and lovely views. You finish at the beautiful Fort Augustus with its ancient priory and flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal into Loch Ness. The evening meal can be taken at one of the many lochside pubs or restaurants in the village (not included in the tour price). An extra night could be booked here if you wish to take a cruise on Loch Ness. Overnight at Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
DEPARTURE DAY: At after breakfast in Fort Augustus you will be collected at about midday by taxi and driven along the shores of Loch Ness to the rail station at Inverness. You will then catch the train at about 1pm from Inverness to arrive in Edinburgh (or Glasgow) at 4:30pm, as you enjoy the fantastic scenery along this east coast. The tour finishes at Edinburgh or Glasgow rail station.
RAIL TRAVEL from EDINBURGH or GLASGOW to FORT WILLIAM (included in tour price).
TAXI TRANSFER from FORT AUGUSTUS to INVERNESS (included in tour price).
RAIL TRAVEL from INVERNESS to EDINBURGH or GLASGOW (included in tour price).
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GRADE D: Between 8 - 11 miles (13 - 18 kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Light Waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. No more than 1000 feet ascent and/or descent a day. Footpaths through farmland, along canal towpaths and wodland areas. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.