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West Highland Way

96 miles (154 km) ~ 7 days walking ~ 8 nights

Highlands, Scotland
Rated 4.8 Stars On Facebook
Terrain: Strenuous
Route: Waymarked
Navigation skills: Moderate

Are you looking to walk the West Highland Way? The West Highland Way Trail is Scotland’s premier walking route linking the Central Lowlands with the Highlands on a spectacular journey through farmland, beside lochs, across moors, through glens and over mountains. The Way begins about 12 miles from Glasgow Airport, at Milngavie, on the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city. You will pass through Mugdock Country Park, follow the shores of Loch Lomond, past Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, cross Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climb the Devil’s Staircase, descend to Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finish at Gordon Square in Fort William. To walk the West Highland Way is an experience like no other.

West Highland Way Holidays – Walking The Spectacular Route With Easyways

The West Highland Way (WHW) was Scotland’s first long distance route and remains by far the most popular for many reasons. Stretching for 151km from Milngavie to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the route offers a fabulous introduction to the Scottish Highlands and native wildlife.

West Highland Way ‘SUMMITER’

Why not add a few extra nights to your journey and take the time to summit a Munro along your way? Find out how to combine your walk with Girls On Hills’ Summiter options on our West Highland Way Ultra page. Or, to push yourself to the limit, check out our ultra running package!

Highlands, Scotland
Rated 4.8 Stars On Facebook
Terrain: Strenuous
Route: Waymarked
Navigation skills: Moderate

Are you looking to walk the West Highland Way? The West Highland Way Trail is Scotland’s premier walking route linking the Central Lowlands with the Highlands on a spectacular journey through farmland, beside lochs, across moors, through glens and over mountains. The Way begins about 12 miles from Glasgow Airport, at Milngavie, on the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city. You will pass through Mugdock Country Park, follow the shores of Loch Lomond, past Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, cross Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climb the Devil’s Staircase, descend to Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finish at Gordon Square in Fort William. To walk the West Highland Way is an experience like no other.

West Highland Way Holidays – Walking The Spectacular Route With Easyways

The West Highland Way (WHW) was Scotland’s first long distance route and remains by far the most popular for many reasons. Stretching for 151km from Milngavie to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the route offers a fabulous introduction to the Scottish Highlands and native wildlife.

West Highland Way ‘SUMMITER’

Why not add a few extra nights to your journey and take the time to summit a Munro along your way? Find out how to combine your walk with Girls On Hills’ Summiter options on our West Highland Way Ultra page. Or, to push yourself to the limit, check out our ultra running package!

Self Guided West Highland Way Walking Holiday

Includes: 8 night's accommodation, breakfast, guide book, travel info, emergency support & baggage transfer.

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

Notable Landmarks/Locations

Glengoyne Distillery, Loch Lomond, Conic Hill, Ben Lomond, Devil's Staircase


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Standard Fixed Price – 7 days walk, 8 nights - £625

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

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5 day walk, 6 nights - £575

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

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6 day walk, 7 nights - £575

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

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8 day walk, 9 nights - £675

DayLocation
1Arrive Milngavie
2Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles / 19 km)
3Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles / 22.5 km)
4Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles / 22.5 km)
5Inverarnan to Tyndrum (12.5 miles / 20 km)
6Tyndrum to Inveroran (9 miles / 15 km)
7Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 16 km)
8Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 14 km)
9Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
10Depart Fort William

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North section – 5 day walk, 6 nights - £475

DayLocation
1Arrive Inverarnan
2Inverarnan to Tyndrum (13 miles / 22 km)
3Tyndrum to Inveroran (9 miles / 16 km)
4Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 14 km)
5Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 14 km)
6Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
7Depart Fort William

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North section – 4 day walk, 5 nights - £420

DayLocation
1Arrive Crianlarich
2Crianlarich to Inveroran (16 miles / 27 km)
3Inveroran to Kingshouse (10 miles / 16 km)
4Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles / 14 km)
5Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles / 22 km)
6Depart Fort William

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South section – 4 day walk, 5 nights - £430

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

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Ultra - 3 day walk or run, 2 overnights - £225

DayLocation
1Milngavie to Rowardennan (26 miles / 42 km)
2Rowardennan to Inveroran (34 miles
3 55 km)
4Inveroran to Fort William (35 miles / 56 km)

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Single supplements on request.

West Highland Way: The Journey
Bespoke Walking Holidays: Experience the West Highland Way Your Way

If the tours aren’t exactly what you are looking for, get in touch to tell us what you would like to do.

We can adapt the tour and to suit your exact requirements at a competitive price. On any of our tours, you can upgrade to hotels for a touch of luxury or opt for bunkhouses (where available) for a more affordable trip.

Stay an extra night at any point or miss out the overnight stay at the start and / or end of the walk.

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Day by day breakdown of the West Highland Way

Arrive Milngavie walk to Drymen 12ml/19km

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.

Drymen to Rowardennan 14ml/23km

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.

Rowardennan to Inverarnan 14ml/23km

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.

Inverarnan to Tyndrum 13ml/21km

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.

Tyndrum to Kingshouse 19ml/30km

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.

Kingshouse to Kinlochleven 9ml/14km

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.

Kinlochleven to Fort William 14ml/23km

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.

What's Included
  • 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
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • 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
What Our Travellers Say

We want to thank you for finding us such nice B&Bs. We wouldn’t have found them ourselves. The bag transfer and taxi services were very helpful and spared us a headache. We will definitely use your services for our next Walk in Scotland.

– Amit (Israel)West Highland Way, August 2015

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