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The Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way, a fairly new walking route that was created to add an extension to its much more famous and well established sister, The West Highland Way.

The Great Glen Way stretches 73 miles from Fort William to Inverness following closely the line of the canal and passing some of the most beautiful scenery the Highlands has to offer. The initial part of the walk is quite flat but as soon as you leave Fort Augustus you start to climb. On a clear day the views will astound you.

The official distance from Fort Augustus to Invermoriston is 8 miles, as you wind your way around the mountain of Sron-na-Muic (Snout of the Pig) the hotel will come into view....however you will have to travel another one and half miles before you can taste that cold pint of beer or hot cup of tea! You continue down the Dalcattaig road and then make your way back again before you reach the village centre and finally the Hotel. The path then leads its way through the village past the front of the Hotel, around the side of the Clog & Craft Shop, past the rear of the Hotel and up the hill towards Drumnadrochit.

On leaving the village there is a steep climb up the hill at the rear of the Hotel. A tip is to take a moment to walk off the path when you see the sign for the stone seat, this is a Victorian seat built for the ladies of the area so they could partake in tea and scones in the afternoon (those were the days!) The view from here lets you take in Loch Ness from Invermoriston to Fort Augustus, the Cairngorm mountain range and also the Nevis range. On a clear day it's absolutely stunning. After this you are on your way to Drumnadrochit. This part is a bit up and down for the first half of the 14 miles, but it is probably the most beautiful stretch of the whole route and well worth the effort.

The last stretch from Drumnadrochit to Inverness is quite straight forward as most of it is fairly flat, with the final 5 miles being road walking before you reach the official end of the walk at the monument outside Inverness castle.

In 2014 the route was upgraded with the addition of a second higher path, so the challenge is there if you prefer something a bit more taxing. The views along this top path are spectacular.

Glenmoriston Arms has become a welcome sight for weary walkers when they reach this stage of their journey. So whether Invermoriston is your destination for the night or just a few hours break ......come on in! A warm Welcome Awaits You.

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