Can you camp on the Great Glen Way?

Wild camping is permitted along the Great Glen Way (Under the Land Reform [Scotland] Act 2003) so long as campers adhere to certain guidelines set out in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code: Minimise the impact of your stay by camping for no more than 3 nights in one camping spot. Avoid overcrowding.

How long does it take to do the Great Glen Way?

The Great Glen Way can be walked in 4 – 7 days, staying overnight in the various communities along the way, and suits all levels of walker. For the most part the route is low-level and mainly follows canal towpaths, forest tracks and roads.

Where does the Great Glen Way start?

Fort William
The Way begins at the ruins of the Old Fort, Fort William and runs the entire length of Scotland’s longest glen, following the Caledonian Canal, forest tracks and drove roads. It passes beside three major lochs: Lochs Lochy, Oich and Ness.

Can you cycle the Great Glen Way?

The Great Glen Way is a mountain bike route running 73 miles from Inverness to Fort William. The trail is maintained by local council Rangers. A mountain bike is required for this route. We recommend tackling the route over three days, with overnight stops in the villages of Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.

Is Loch Lochy Freshwater?

Loch Lochy is a large inland freshwater loch which forms part of the Caledonian Canal.

Can you wild camp on Millport?

Motor Home Wild Camping Public transport on the island can be limited but where possible, leave your motorhome at the campsite and travel by bike, bus or taxi. If you choose to wild camp in your motorhome, please observe the following courtesies.

How hard is the Great Glen Way?

The Great Glen Way is a walk that is easy to moderate, and is suitable for hikers of average fitness. The way is clearly marked, so no navigational skills are needed.

Is the Great Glen Way hilly?

Two six-day Great Glen Way options While 19 miles might seem like a long way to walk this section is fairly flat and easy going.

Can you drive the Great Glen Way?

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Great Glen Way takes you 79 miles across Scotland from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east. Most visitors will drive through the Glen, but the three Great Glen Ways – walking, cycling and boating – offer a sustainable alternative.

Can you swim in Loch Lochy?

In Gairlochy there’s a few places you can swim. First up, Loch Lochy just by the lighthouse. This is a freshwater Loch and has a stoney beach and excellent entry and exit points. You can follow the roadsigns to Gairlochy from Banavie or the A82 in Spean Bridge, and pick up the single-track road to “Clunes”.

Where can I camp on the Great Glen Way?

Campgrounds are listed in the order you’ll reach them when walking the route from south to north. Located south of Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis this large, well-equipped campground is your best bet for camping prior to starting the Great Glen Way. The first campsite you’ll encounter is the Moy Bridge wild campsite.

How long is the Great Glen Way in Scotland?

The Great Glen Way is approximately 125-kilometers or 74 miles from the start in Fort William to the finish at the Inverness Castle. However, walkers and especially campers, should expect to cover a bit more distance than this as a few of the campgrounds are located slightly off the main trail.

Where can I go camping in the Highlands?

Plan your hikes in one of our campsites on the Great Glen Way. Dog friendly camping and touring by a peaceful loch in the Highlands with a private beach. On Jacobite train route. Stylish en-suite pod cabins by Loch Ness, in reach of great Highland countryside and Urquhart Castle.

Are Dogs Allowed on the Great Glen Way?

Dogs are welcome on the Great Glen Way provided they are under close control. During the lambing season, which occurs between the 1st of April and 31st of May, they should be on a lead when crossing areas containing livestock and you should follow any signage. Avoid fields where livestock with young are present.