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East Highland Way

East Highland Way ~ 85 miles (136.5 km) ~ 6 days' walking

Pioneered by Kevin Langan, the East Highland Way provides a connecting link between Scotland’s long established trails: the West Highland and Great Glen Ways in the west and the Speyside Way and Moray Coastal Trail in the north east.  This route will take you through some of Scotland’s most beautiful and unspoilt scenery: through Highland Glens (Spean, Banchor and Badenoch) and on the shores of rivers and lochs, to reach the mighty Cairngorm Mountains at Aviemore.

From the centre of Fort William the route joins the cycle track to the Nevis Range Gondola and winds through the Glen Spean forests, heading eastwards. From Spean Bridge the Way follows the River Spean, passing near Laggan Dam, Moy Reservoir, Loch Laggan and Ardverikie House which was the setting of the famous ‘Monarch of the Glen’ TV series. The eastern edge of Loch Laggan is home to the largest inland fresh water beach in Europe, with stunning views west to the Munro’s bounding Loch Treig.

From Laggan village traverse uninhabited Glen Banchor, passing the remains of dwellings wiped out during the Highland Clearances.  At Kingussie, pause to visit the imposing ruin of Ruthven Barracks, before joining the way-marked Badenoch Way to the quiet village of Kincraig.  The route continues through the forest, arriving at Loch an Eilein with its famous ‘Island Castle’, said to be the stronghold of the infamous ‘Wolf of Badenoch’, before continuing through Rothiemurcas Forest to arrive at the bustling village of Aviemore in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park.

The route mostly follows paths and forest trails, with some road walking near Spean Bridge and Laggan. It is way-marked only through the Badenoch Way around Insh marshes.  Suitable for walkers of average fitness, the East Highland Way will take you on a journey passing the abundant archaeology, history and wildlife of this magical area of Scotland.

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Route Terrain
Strenuous

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East Highland Way ~ 85 miles (136.5 km) ~ 6 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £460 per person

Single supplement - £160 (no baggage transfer)

Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer to each stage - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Return transfer from Feagour to closest accommodation
  • EHW Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Customise My Walk

 

Due to the remoteness of this route, there is relatively small variety of accommodation and therefore fewer options to select your own preferences. It is possible to spend a second overnight at Laggan, splitting the stage from Feagour to Newtonmore there. The stages are shown in the table below. If you don’t require overnight stays at the start and end of the walk, simply let us know at the time of booking. You can also stay an extra night at any point on the route. Explain any changes you require in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form. We will recalculate the price of your holiday based on the changes you make and will confirm the price before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose.

Stages and Distances
Fort William
12 miles - 19 km
Spean Bridge
12 miles - 19 km
Tulloch
21 miles - 34 km
Feagour*
5 miles - 8 km
(Laggan)
10 miles - 16 km
Newtonmore
15.5 miles - 25 km
Kincraig
10.5 miles - 17 km
Aviemore
* Transfer to accommodation from Feagour


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