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Fort William to Inverness 117km/73 miles
A path along Glen Mor and the northwest shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, following the course of the Caledonian Canal along the line of Britain's greatest geological fault and the single greatest volume of fresh water in the country. 


The route is mainly along towpaths and broad forest paths, and is easier walking than some other Scottish highland routes, though there are some more challenging sections.

Connecting Paths

Famous Highland Drove Walk, North to the Cape, West Highland Way

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Landranger maps 26, 34, 41
Explorer maps 392, 400, 416
The Way is shown on these maps. Click on map number to order.

Tourist Information Centres

Highland Tourism www.visithighlands.com, Fort Augustus (seasonal) 01320 366367, Fort William 01397 703781, Inverness 01463 234353, Spean Bridge (seasonal) 01397 712576


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01456 450326

Hotel View


The ONLY Loch Ness Side Hotel, Standard & Deluxe Loch View Bedrooms, Observation Lounge, Bar & Restaurant. Courtesy Pick up from Abriachan & Drumnadrochit for staying guests. Try the Clansman Menu, which includes La Carte choices, scottish fayre and a selection of snacks.
Bed and Breakfast from 69 per double room. Special D,B&B breaks.
Visit website: www.lochnessview.com for full details


4 Stars
01397 772797


Relax in one of our individually designed rooms which offer all the comforts of home, attention to detail and the highest standards of cleanliness. All are en-suite, many with panoramic views of the Nevis range. Indulge yourself with the choice of award winning formal or informal dining facilities. Situated alongside the Caledonian Canal and, of course, in spectacular walking country.
Bed and Breakfast from 32 pppn; D, B & B from 55
Visit website: www.moorings-fortwilliam.co.uk for full details


01463 714301


Come to Alban House and discover a warmth and friendliness unrivalled in Inverness. Within walking distance of the town centre yet ideally situated for exploring the majestic scenery of this unique area, we pride ourselves on first class service and attention to detail.  Comfortable en-suite rooms, complemented by a varied selection of Scottish fayre, laundry service, parking.
Bed and Breakfast from 23.50 pppn.
Visit website: www.alban-house.freeserve.co.uk for full details


01463 717021

The Acorn Guest House in Inverness.
One of the AA guide's 'Best In Britain'.



Pleasantly situated within walking distance of the town centre, Acorn House offers a 'truly Highland welcome' and luxury at affordable prices. With a unique blend of service and facilities, the ambiance throughout is one of comfort and relaxation. En-suite rooms, cosy dining room with a wide range of Traditional Scottish fayre, snack menu, private off-street parking.
Bed and Breakfast from 27 pppn.
Visit website: www.acorn-house.freeserve.co.uk for full details


Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Accommodation
01463 231493

Glendoune B&B Inverness


 Just a short walk from the heart of the city, this detached Victorian house offers a welcoming atmosphere and great value. En-suite double/twin/triple rooms , twin and single with shared facilities. A range of breakfasts are provided - including the "full Scottish" and vegetarian. Private parking. Minutes from the Caledonian Canal and forest walks - maps available. 
Bed and Breakfast from 20 pppn.
Visit website: www.glendoune.co.uk for full details


Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Accommodation
01463 235780


Sample traditional hospitality in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands. The Kemps is a homely and comfortable guesthouse situated just a short walk away from the Caledonian Canal, The River Ness, Inverness City Centre. All rooms are en-suite and there is private off-street parking. Residents' lounge. Central for huge areas of magnificent walking country.
Bed and Breakfast from 25 pppn
Visit website: www.thekemps-guesthouse.co.uk  for full details


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