A days walks from Fort William (23 miles on flat loch-side terrain) is to Laggan Locks. Just a few minutes walk off the route is the Great Glen Hostel at Laggan, which provides good value accommodation and meals ideal for walkers.
The Great Glen Way can be walked in 3 to 5 days stopping at Independent Hostels, providing accommodation that caters specifically for long distance walkers and mountain bikers. 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 with higher sections between Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit . The Great Glen Way runs alongside Loch Linnhe, Loch Oich and through the forests above Loch Ness. There is a section along the towpath of the Caledonian Canal which links these lochs to make a navigable sea route from the West Coast of Scotland to the Moray Firth.