Walking through Scotland’s Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. Walks are many and varied, offering visitors spectacular scenery even on short walks.
The mountain scenery of the Scottish Highlands may be a surprising setting for a gentle canal walk, but thanks to an ancient fault line the Caledonian Canal runs almost directly from South West to North East. Long distance trails run the entire length of the Great Glen and on both sides of Loch Ness so circumnavigating Loch Ness entirely on waymarked trails is now almost possible. We should point out too that most of these walking trails also allow cyclists and horses, see Cycling. See below the of the main long distance walking trails in our area which may be easily accessed by visitors to Loch Ness or Inverness, any of which can be walked in short stretches to make a nice day out for anyone, not just seasoned walkers.