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Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness

by: Jim Manthorpe


Updated information

Thank you to readers who sent in updates in particular: Hannah Orr, Randall Plant, Philip Scriver, Lee Richardson.


The information has not yet been checked by Trailblazer but it will be for the next edition.


Updates relating to the 2nd edition



Trailblazer rest site at Glas-Dhoire moved 1k south due to hydro works.
Due to hydro works around Glas-Dhoire path diverted up hillside to next forest track up hill a new engineered well made path goes  uphill from 300 meters past new trailblazer site new path then descends to Kilfinnan to rejoin old route.

The whole east side of Loch Oich is closed until December 2024 due to logging operations, the Invergarry link is well signed rejoin way at north end of Loch Oich.


July 2021

p113, Fort Augustus. Lorien House B&BStation Road, Fort Augustus. PH32 4AY 

Updates relating to the 1st edition

July 2020

p134, Drumnadrochit. Morlea Bed and Breakfast  has a new phone number and website address: Tel: +44 (0)1456 450495, Mobile: +44 (0)7956 494358.

Also in Drumnadrochit, Drum Takeaway has closed and there is a new Chinese eating place.


January 2019

p101-2 Laggan. Forest Lodge Guesthouse offers evening meals & requires 24 hours notice from walkers via email or phone to book this and packed lunches can also be pre ordered.  They will collect guests from Laggan Lock if they arrive there before 4pm (a voluntary contribution towards petrol is greatly appreciated eg £2 per person) and guests will need to call on arrival to Laggan Lock.

The Eagle Barge will still be operational in 2019 if guests wish to eat out (calling the barge is a good idea to check if they will be open on the date required).  

There will no longer be a restaurant at the Great Glen Water Park as the Loch Oich Bar & Restaurant  has closed.


September 2017

p133  Drumnadrochit. The bank at the northern end of the village is now closed and there is no ATM there. The Scotmid still has one.

May 2017

Dogs on Citylink bus.  If you plan to travel to Inverness, park, get the Citylink 19 bus service down the Glen and walk back to your car you cannot do that with a medium or larger sized dog. They don't accept dogs unless secured in a carrier that will fit under your feet on the coach. 

Great Glen Way: Fort William to Inverness