The Great Glen
From wild Glencoe to the Highland capital
The Great Glen (An Gleann Mor) follows 80 miles of lochs and rivers from Glencoe and Fort William in the south to Inverness in the north. It's a fantastic natural route through the Scottish Highlands, with exceptional scenery and gorgeous forests. You can walk, cycle and canoe the Great Glen Way, or drive along the A82 and explore dozens of waymarked trails as you go.
Along the way, you can find sumptuous old oaks, impressive conifers, classic Scots pines and pretty native woodlands full of bluebells. Just take your pick.
Our guide map to the Great Glen (PDF 5.8MB) will help you explore the area.
Waymarked trails in exciting mountain scenery near Ben Nevis.
Get a taste for big hills under the menacing cliffs of Ben Nevis.
Run and walk below the Ben or tackle some world famous bike trails.
Follow the river to a waterfall through tall Scots pines and soothing native woodland.
Stop the car. Spread out a picnic and wiggle your toes in the loch.
Listen to squirrels foraging for pine cones beside this peaceful river.
Commanding views over the Caledonian Canal from an Iron Age hill fort.
This beautiful burn winds through pine and birch woods above Loch Ness.
Oaks, atmosphere and dramatic waterfalls over Urquhart Bay.
For big trees, grand views and a rocky crag with Viking associations, start at Drumnadrochit.
Picnic in peace amongst hazels, birch and ash on Loch Ness's southern shore.
Autumn colours, red squirrels and a magical hill loch on the quiet side of Loch Ness.
Peace and quiet away from the beaten track along Loch Ness.