Most people walking the Great Glen Way start in Fort William, which has the train station on the West Highland Line and plenty of coach and bus links. Bank Street Lodge offers good value accommodation in the centre of town.
The Great Glen Way can be walked in 3 to 5 days undertaking a distance between 11 and 22 miles a day. There are Independent Hostels along the way providing accommodation that caters specifically for long distance walkers and mountain bikers on the trail. The Great Glen Way travels from Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands, to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. It is a way marked walk of around 75 miles. The route follows the natural fault of the Great Glen which divides Scotland in half. Most of the route is at low level alongside the water and is a good first walk for those new to long distance walking in the Highlands.
The Great Glen Way is most often walked in 4 or 5 days by those undertaking an average distance of 13 miles a day. Here is a page showing the stages of The Great Glen Way and ideal places to stay.
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