West Highland Way

West Highland Way ~ 95 miles (152 km) ~ 7 days' walking

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.

The West Highland Way 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 West Highland Way wildlife.

It offers tremendous variety, beginning in the pastoral landscapes beneath the Campsie Hills, past the serene beauty of Loch Lomond and the foot of Ben Lomond, and on into increasingly rugged and majestic Highlands. It then crosses the vast, awe-inspiring expanse of Rannoch Moor, with a glimpse down Glencoe, before crossing the hills to lovely Loch Leven. The route finally reaches Fort William via beautiful Glen Nevis.

Well-waymarked throughout, the route is within the capabilities of most walkers. It still has enough challenge and ascents to inspire the imagination; one of the toughest parts unexpectedly is the walk up the east side of Loch Lomond, whilst other sections are very exposed.

On reaching Fort William, complete the walk by entering the pedestrianised town centre along the High Street to ensure a pictorial record is made beside the bronze statue of the weary walker resting his feet while seated on the long bench.  This spot marks the official journey’s end.

Interested in walking the West Highland Way? Fill out our enquiry form today.

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West Highland Way ~ 95 miles (152 km) ~ 7 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £545 per person

Single supplement - £160


  • 8 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 - 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
  *bunkhouse at Kingshouse due to hotel closure for refurbishment

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Customise My Walk


You can see the Fixed Price stages in the table below, with the additional optional stages in brackets. So you can choose to walk further or shorter distances each day and complete the walk over more or fewer days. You can also choose different types of accommodation, for example bunkhouses or hotels at some stages. You can also stay an extra night at any point on the route. If you don’t require overnight stays at the start and end of the walk, simply let us know at the time of booking. 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 (Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
12 miles - 19 km
6.5 miles - 10.5 km
7.5 miles - 12 km
14 miles - 22.5 km
6.5 miles - 10.5 km
6 miles - 10 km
7 miles - 11 km
(Bridge of Orchy)
2 miles - 3.5 km
10 miles - 16 km
9 miles - 15 km
14 miles - 22.5 km
Fort William


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