West Highland Way

The famous 96 mile long trek passing idyllic locations across the West of Scotland.

I have nothing but praise for the way EasyWays handled the organisation of our journey.

– Mike

Moderate Terrain
Waymarked
Moderate Navigation Skills
96 Miles / 154 km

Route Stops

An easy walk today on woodland paths, through farmland and on an old railway line following the valleys of the Rivers Blane and Endrick. Pass the villages of Drumgoyne and Gartness and take the opportunity to visit Glengoyne Distillery.

Return from the village to the Way and follow the trail through forests and on minor roads. The landscape opens up to reveal mighty Ben Lomond and the path climbs over Conic Hill with its fine views of Loch Lomond. Descend to Balmaha village where refreshments are available and continue by the Loch shore to Rowardennan.

Quite a difficult day as you follow the undulating path by the side of Loch Lomond. At Inversnaid the hotel offers hospitality but afterwards be prepared for the rough twisting path with its crags and tree roots. The natural landscape offers a superb compensation and there are lovely views over Glen Falloch.

It is a gentle ascent up Glen Falloch, past the Falls of Falloch to join the old military road built in the 18th century by General Wade. Pass high above Crianlarich before descending to follow the good path through Strathfillan to Tyndrum.

Although the longest day, the walking is initially fairly easy following the old military road from Tyndrum. The views are dominated by the majestic mountains of Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain on the way to the hotel at Bridge of Orchy: continue to Inveroran. Keep to the path crossing barren Rannoch Moor with its boggy terrain and small lochans and be well prepared for possible bad weather. The ancient Inn at Kingshouse is a welcome sight.

Leaving Kingshouse, mighty Buachaille Etive Mor dominates the landscape and from there the path climbs out of Glencoe to zig-zag up to the highest point of the route the ‘Devil’s Staircase’ at 550m. The Blackwater Reservoir comes into view and then the path descends to the quiet village of Kinlochleven.

The Way climbs steeply out of Kinlochleven and continues over the Lairigmor: cross into Glen Nevis and enjoy magnificent views of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Descend through the Glen to reach the end of the walk on the outskirts of Fort William.

Congratulations – you have completed the West Highland Way! After breakfast, it is time to set off on your onward journey.

The West Highland Way

96 miles / 154 km

The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first long distance route and remains by far the most popular with thousands of walkers from all over the world traversing from Milngavie to Fort William each year.

Travel north through many iconic landmarks such as Conic Hill, Loch Lomond, Glen Falloch, Rannoch Moor, past the rugged peak of Buachaille Etive Mor in mystical Glencoe before climbing up over The Devil’s Staircase into Kinlochleven to end under the shadow of Ben Nevis at Gordon Square in Fort William.

To walk the West Highland Way is a walking route like no other.  For a truly Scottish experience in getting up close and personal to the landscapes, the culture and the people of Scotland, this walk is a must do for all walkers.

The way comprises a variation of ancient pathways, drovers cattle trails and military roads dating back to the time of the 1745 Jacobite Risings and the time of General Wade.

Tour schedules range from 5 to 10 overnights to ensure walkers can enjoy all the route has to offer at a pace to suit everyone.

In 2010 the route was incorporated into the International Appalachian Trail.

Quality Accommodation

Door to Door Baggage Transfer (min 20kg)

Rucksack Readers Guide Book

Location Details For Each Accommodation

Travel Information from start to finish

Sugguested Equipment List

Route Packages

Days Location
1 Arrive Milngavie
2 Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles / 19 km)
3 Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles / 22 km)
4 Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles / 22 km)
5 Inverarnan to Tyndrum (12.5 miles / 20 km)
6 Tyndrum to Kingshouse (19 miles / 30.5 km)
7 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 15 km)
8 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22.5 km)
9 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 8 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Days Location
1 Arrive Milngavie
2 Milngavie to Balmaha (18.5 miles / 30 km)
3 Balmaha to Inverarnan (21.5 miles / 35 km)
4 Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy (21 miles / 34 km)
5 Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven (21 miles / 34 km)
6 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
7 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Days Location
1 Arrive Milngavie
2 Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles / 19 km)
3 Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles / 22 km)
4 Rowardennan to Crianlarich (20 miles / 32 km)
5 Crianlarich to Inveroran (16 miles / 26 km)
6 Inveroran to Kinlochleven (18 miles / 29 km)
7 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
8 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

1 Arrive Milngavie
2 Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles / 19 km)
3 Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles / 22 km)
4 Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles / 22 km)
5 Inverarnan to Tyndrum (12.5 miles / 20 km)
6 Tyndrum to Inveroran (9 miles / 15 km)
7 Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 16 km)
8 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 15 km)
9 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
10 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Days Location
1 Arrive Inverarnan
2 Inverarnan to Tyndrum (12.5 miles / 20 km)
3 Tyndrum to Inveroran (9 miles / 16 km)
4 Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 14 km)
5 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 15 km)
6 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22.5 km)
7 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Days Location
1 Arrive Crianlarich
2 Crianlarich to Inveroran (16 miles / 27 km)
3 Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 16 km)
4 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 15 km)
5 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22.5 km)
6 Depart Fort William

What’s included?

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Days Location
1 Arrive Milngavie
2 Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles / 19 km)
3 Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles / 22 km)
4 Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles / 23 km)
5 Inverarnan to Crianlarich (6.5 miles / 11 km)
6 Depart Crianlarich

What’s included?

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer – maximum 20 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • GPS Mapping App detailing full tour and accommodations
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

What’s not included?

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

First established in 1996, EasyWays has built a strong reputation with the UK and International walking community in the delivery of walking tours throughout Scotland.

The template of every successful business is grounded in long term relationships, and EasyWays, along with our accommodation providers and baggage transfer companies work as one to ensure your walk experience is both enjoyable and memorable.

As a Scottish based company we are close at hand to the walking routes and pride ourselves in delivering a bespoke service – tell us what you would like and we will build an itinerary to match.