0.00km – Start in Inverness Castle car park at Great Glen Way stone monolith sign. With back to the castle, follow road DOWN HILL, adjacent to ‘View Place’.
0.10km – TURN RIGHT down steps and cross road toward to Ness Bank Church. TURN RIGHT and then immediate LEFT to arrive at riverbank.
0.15km – TURN LEFT following riverbank. Keep river on right side and walk STRAIGHT ON passing suspension footbridge,
0.88km – TURN RIGHT over small bridge to riverbank path. TURN LEFT keeping river on right hand side.
1.20km – TURN RIGHT over foot bridge with Great Glen Way (GGW) symbol way marker (Thistle on blue background) and TURN LEFT along footpath.
1.30km – STRAIGHT ON following GGW way marker.
1.50km - STRAIGHT ON over footbridge following GGW way marker.
1.70km – TURN RIGHT over river via white suspension bridge. Following GGW way marker TURN LEFT then immediate RIGHT crossing road onto Bught Drive.
1.80km – With playing fields on right follow GGW way marker STRAIGHT ON.
2.00km – TURN RIGHT at leisure centre and walk STRAIGHT ON, keeping playing fields to right hand side.
2.20km – BEAR LEFT following road around caravan park.
2.50km – TURN LEFT at main road following GGW way marker.
2.70km – BEAR RIGHT around roundabout following ‘Fort William’ sign ‘A82’ and TURN LEFT over Caledonian Canal bridge.
2.80km – Cross bridge and TURN RIGHT following GGW way marker to walk with canal on right hand side.
3.20km - TURN LEFT at GGW way marker down wooden steps and walk STRAIGHT ON with playing fields on right.
3.50km - BEAR LEFT at fork and walk STRAIGHT ON with golf course on left.
3.60km - TURN LEFT at GGW way marker along paved path and walk STRAIGHT ON under small bridge.
3.80km - BEAR LEFT of houses walking STRAIGHT ON along grass path following GGW way marker.
4.00km - Walk between houses following GGW way marker ahead and cross road. Walk STRAIGHT ON uphill on grass path.
4.20km - TURN LEFT at GGW way marker.
4.40km - Continue STRAIGHT ON up hill.
4.90km - Walk STRAIGHT ON along road past Great Glen House.
5.00km - TURN LEFT at main road following GGW way marker along Forester's Way.
5.20km - TURN RIGHT crossing road at GGW way marker. BEAR LEFT to pass between buildings.
5.30km - BEAR RIGHT following GGW way marker and walk uphill into woodland.
5.90km - TURN RIGHT at GGW way marker passing through gate and head uphill.
6.60km - Pass to left of Craig Dunain reservoir and go through gate. TURN RIGHT heading uphill on main path.
6.80km - TURN LEFT at GGW way marker.
6.90km - Go through metal gate heading STRAIGHT ON.
10.30km - Go through gate and walk STRAIGHT ON through woods and clear fell beyond.
11.00km - TURN RIGHT at GGW way marker and walk STRAIGHT ON.
11.50km - Go through metal gate and walk STRAIGHT ON into woods.
11.50km - At crossroads on path walk STRAIGHT ON following GGW way marker out into open ground with moorland views.
14.10km - When path joins minor road BEAR RIGHT and walk STRAIGHT ON along road.
16.00km - Walk STRAIGHT ON through hamlet.
17.90km - TURN RIGHT at GGW way marker and enter gate for Abriachan Café and Eco Camp Site.
18.40km - If you wish you may TURN LEFT to Abriachan Café for refreshments. When ready to continue rejoin the narrow path and walk STRAIGHT ON.
19.50km - Go through wooden gate and walk STRAIGHT ON across road following GGW way marker.
19.80km - Walk STRAIGHT ON uphill ignoring left turn into Abriachan Forest and car park.
20.30km - BEAR LEFT uphill following GGW way marker.
20.80km - BEAR LEFT uphill at fork in road before farm outbuilding. Go through metal gate at GGW way marker.
21.40km - Walk STRAIGHT ON uphill following GGW way markers. Ignore left turn for Abriachan Forest.
22.60km - At fork in road BEAR RIGHT downhill following GGW way marker.
22.90km - Go through metal gate and walk STRAIGHT ON.
23.70km - Go through metal gate and walk STRAIGHT ON through woodland.
25.70km - View point on left offers vista of Loch Ness. Re-join path and walk STRAIGHT ON.
26.10km - TURN LEFT down steep hill at GGW way marker.
27.30km - Take sharp LEFT TURN down steep hill. Follow GGW way marker and sign for Castle Urquhart. Then take sharp RIGHT TURN and follow path along side field.
27.80km - Go through wooden gate with GGW way marker and walk STRAIGHT ON.
27.90km - When path meets wider track with gate signed Tychat Estate to right, ignore this main track to the left and walk STRAIGHT ON across track to join upper narrow path and BEAR LEFT. Go through small gate.
28.00km - Go through gate and walk STRAIGHT ON.
28.10km- Go through wooden gate and walk parallel to A82 road. Walk STRAIGHT ON skirting behind houses.
28.70km - At bottom on hill go through gate where path meets A82 road. Take immediate RIGHT TURN to follow A82 road on pavement.
30.50km - Cross A82 road with care and TURN LEFT over road bridge to Drumnadrochit.
30.70km - Walk STRAIGHT ON past traffic lights to arrive at Tourist Information centre. This is the trail end point for this route.