Great Glen Way 1: Fort William to Gairlochy

The first section of the Great Glen Way starts in Fort William and passes through suburbs overshadowed by the great bulk of mighty Ben Nevis. It joins the Caledonian Canal where it issues into Loch Linnhe and then follows the canal for a fine, flat walk with great views of the surrounding mountains.


Initially follows paths and roads through the suburbs of Fort William before joining canal towpath (track) to Gairlochy; level.

Public Transport

Fort William is well-served by both trains and buses.


Fort William town centre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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