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Facilities on the route

Using the Great Glen Way

All users of the Great Glen Way should be aware that the route is used by a variety of people. Please be alert at all times, give way to other users as required and make sure they are aware of your presence, regardless of whether you are walking, mountain biking or horse riding.

The countryside is a working environment and a single careless act can strain the goodwill of the owners and tenants whose livelihoods are dependent on the land you pass through.

For Emergency Services (including Coastguard): dial 999 or 101 in a non-emergency situation

Contact the nearest Police Station by dialling 101 and asking for one of the following local stations:

  • Fort William
  • Fort Augustus
  • Drumnadrochit
  • Inverness

It would be useful if you had the following information when you call:

  • A grid reference and a description of where you are
  • Details of the injury/incident
  • Contact telephone number

Other useful numbers

  • NHS Helpline Tel: 0800 224488 (Mon –Fri , 8am - 10pm Sat/Sun 9.00am -5.00pm)  General enquiries only.  If you are unwell or calling on behalf of someone who is unwell call NHS 24
  • NHS 24 Tel: 111 (7 days a week, 24 hour)
  • Inverness Animal Welfare Centre Tel: 01463 230206


Public Toilets

Public toilets can be found at the following places:

  • Fort William
  • Corpach
  • Fort Augustus
  • Invermoriston
  • Drumnadrochit
  • Abriachan
  • Inverness                               

Scottish Canals Toilets

If you are walking or cycling the Great Glen Way and planning to wild camp you may be interested in having access to the toilet and shower facilities along the Caledonian Canal sections of the Way. Access is charged at £10 per person (under 12’s are free) and with that you are loaned a key which you must return at the end of your trip. Please note this is not a deposit scheme, the £10 fee helps Scottish Canals  look after and maintain the facilities on the canal.
Details on facilities available can be found on the Great Glen Canoe Trail website . Although primarily aimed at paddlers there is useful information for all users of the Great Glen Way.
You can pay & collect a key from the Scottish canals Corpach and Inverness offices during office hours. Alternatively you can pay an additional fee to have one sent out to you by calling in advance of your trip on 01463 725500.

If a toilet is not available, make sure you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and “leave no trace”.

Parking while on the route

Long term car parking is available in Fort William and Inverness.

Fort William: West End Car Park (on the sea front just as you come into town from the south on the A82). Please follow instructions on the ticket machine for multi day parking.

Inverness: Rose Street Multi-Storey (behind the bus station). Please contact the car park supervisor on 01463 239786 or email for further information.

Water Supplies on the route:

A public water tap can be found just through the gate after you have left Abriachan Woodland and crossed the road as you walk from Drumnadrochit to Inverness. It is just through the pedestrian gate, on the left hand side (if facing towards Inverness) in a green frost box. Drinking water taps can also be found on the outside of the toilet block in Drumnadrochit, as well as on the outside of the public hall in Invermoriston.

Visit Scotland tourist information centres can be found in:

  • Fort William:  01397 701801
  • Fort Augustus: 01320 345156
  • Drumnadrochit: 01456 453165
  • Inverness: 01463 252401

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