West Highland Way

walking holidays

Walkers Ways specialise in organising your self-guided walking holiday on the West Highland Way,The below route options can be tailored to suit your plans and if you are looking to have a longer holiday we also arrange rest days, extra nights and  accommodation in Milngavie before your walk begins at an additional cost of £45.00 per person per night.

The holiday package includes:

  • Accommodation in Hotels, Guest house’s & Bed & Breakfasts with full Breakfast
  • Door to Door baggage transfers to each accommodation
  • Your own personal itinerary with directions on how to get to each accommodation
  • West Highland Way guide book with map
  • Taxi transfers to accommodation if required along the route

The holiday package does not include:

  • Holiday & cancellation insurance (recommended you arrange your own)
  • Evening meals or packed lunches (available at each stop)
  • Transport to Milngavie or from Fort William

Route Options

Prices are based on Hotel and Bed & Breakfast accommodation, if you are looking for Hostel & Bunkhouse packages please contact us for further details. Dogs are welcome!

Approx distances and prices 2017

5 Days/5 Nights Walking Holiday – From £370.00pp

Day 1: Milngavie ⇒ Balmaha – 20 miles
Day 2: Balmaha ⇒ Ardlui – 19 miles
Day 3: Ardlui ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 21 miles
Day 4: Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kinlochleven – 21 miles
Day 5: Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

6 Days/6 Nights Walking Holiday – From £415.00pp

Day 1: Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Day 2: Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Day 3: Rowardennan ⇒ Inverarnan – 14 miles
Day 4: Inverarnan ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 19 miles
Day 5: Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kinlochleven – 21 miles
Day 6: Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

7 Days/7 Nights Walking Holiday – From £455.00pp

Day 1: Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Day 2: Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Day 3: Rowardennan ⇒ Ardlui – 12 miles
Day 4: Ardlui ⇒ Tyndrum – 14 miles
Day 5: Tyndrum ⇒ Kingshouse – 19 miles
Day 6: Kingshouse ⇒ Kinlochleven – 9 miles
Day 7: Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

8 Days/8 Nights Walking Holiday – From £505.00pp

Day 1: Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Day 2: Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Day 3: Rowardennan ⇒ Inverarnan – 14 miles
Day 4: Inverarnan ⇒ Crianlarich – 6 miles
Day 5: Crianlarich ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 13 miles
Day 6: Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kingshouse – 12 miles
Day 7: Kingshouse ⇒ Kinlochleven – 9 miles
Day 8: Kinlocheven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

 

The West Highland Way ( North section only)

6 Nights / 5 Days Walking Holiday From £415.00

Day 1: Arrive Inverarnan stay Overnight
Day 2: Inverarnan ⇒ Tyndrum – 12 miles
Day 3: Tyndrum ⇒ Inveroran – 10 miles
Day 4: Inveroran ⇒ Kings House – 10 miles
Day 5: Kings House ⇒ Kinlochleven – 9 miles
Day 6: Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

 

The West Highland Way ( South section only)

5 Nights / 4 Days Walking Holiday From £370.00

Day 1: Arrive Milngavie stay Overnight
Day 2: Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Day 3: Drymen ⇒ Balmaha – 8 miles
Day 4: Balmaha ⇒ Rowardennan – 7 miles
Day 5: Rowardennan ⇒ Inverarnan – 14 miles

 

For solo walkers there will be a single supplement of £20.00 per night.

The West Highland Way

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The West Highland Way was opened on October 6th 1980 and became the first officially designated footpath in Scotland. This Scottish walk is 96 miles long and runs from Milngavie (north of Glasgow) to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. It is the most popular walk in Scotland with its outstanding scenery.

The path is traditionally walked from south to north. As well as increasing the sense of adventure, taking the route in this direction keeps the sun from one’s eyes.

Section 1: Milngavie – Drymen 12 miles

The path officially starts in Milngavie town centre, where a granite obelisk is located. Most walkers arrive at the nearby railway station. Milngavie is a town on the northern fringe of the conurbation of Glasgow. The path passes Mugdock Castle and Mugdock Country Park before emerging into open countryside, and the Campsie Fells can be seen. By the west side of Craigallian loch the path passes a small monument to commemorate The Craigallian Fire, an important historical symbol for outdoor activities in Scotland. As the Way approaches the Campsies by the piece of ground known as Tinkers Loan, there is an opportunity to explore adjacent hills such as Dumgoyne or the small but heavily wooded Dumgoyach. Finally the Way reaches the village of Drymen.

Section 2: Drymen – Balmaha 8 miles

After leaving Drymen the path enters Garadhban Forest before reaching the first major summit of the route, Conic Hill at 361 m (1,184 ft), though the route does not require you to ascend to the summit. The village of Balmaha on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond is the next settlement reached.

Section 3: Balmaha – Rowardennan 7 miles

The path heads north along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, passing through Rowardennan Forest before reaching the village ofRowardennan.

Section 4: Rowardennan – Inversnaid 7 miles

This stretch is mostly forestry track following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond with occasional diversions onto a rocky path with crags and boulders.

Section 5: Inversnaid – Ardlui/Inverarnan 12/14 miles

This is by far the roughest section of the Way, where the path makes a tortuous route along the side of Loch Lomond with many ups and downs. A hard walk but the scenery is superb.If walking to Ardlui you would get the ferry from Ardleish to take you over to the other side of Loch Lomond to Ardlui Hotel.

Section 6: Ardlui/Inverarnan – Crianlarich 6/8 miles

The path and tracks are mainly well-surfaced, much of the way consists of an old military road. Moderate ascents and decents. The way bypasses Crianlarich to the west, but a spur path leads into the village, the halfway point on the route.

Section 7: Crianlarich – Tyndrum 6 miles

Good paths and tracks with some moderate ascent and descent, but nothing unduly difficult and nowhere far from services. A straightforward day of glen and low pass walking amid outstanding mountain scenery.

Section 8: Tyndrum – Bridge of Orchy/Inveroran 8/10 miles

Again good paths and tracks the scenery is some what breath taking and now on military roads you will be fast going. once you reach Bridge of Orchy, a small village and also used as an overnight stop. There is a steep climb as you leave Bridge of Orchy, with amazing views you then have a short descent which brings you to the Inveroran Hotel.

Section 9: Inveroran – Kings House 10 miles

The surface is mainly good underfoot but on Rannoch Moor you are highly exposed in bad weather. There is no shelter of any kind available until you reach the White Corries ski centre. The scenery is spectacular but if conditions are poor, this can be a very tough stage of the Way.

Glencoe is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glencoe. The narrow glen shows a dramatically grim grandeur, shut in on both sides by wild and precipitous mountains.

Section 10: Kings House – Kinlochleven 9 miles

The surfaces are mainly good but you are very highly exposed. At its highest point you are at 550m before a long descent down to Kinlochleven, although short it’s still a hard stage in bad weather.

Section 11: Kinlochleven – Fort William 16 miles

Very good paths at this last stage, there is a steep climb out of Kinlochleven, then there are no more serious gradients. The path through Nevis Forest is a bit rough, then onto some tarmac descending into Fort William.

Rob Roy Way

Walking Holiday

Walkers Ways specialise in organising self-guided walking holidays on the Rob Roy Way, between Drymen and Pitlochry amidst beautiful scenery. Start planning your walking holiday now and check out our route options below or if you have your own requirements contact us and we will be happy to help. If you are looking to have a longer holiday we also arrange rest nights or extra nights either side of your walk.

What’s in the walking holiday package:

Carefully selected Hotels, Guest house’s & Bed & Breakfasts with full Breakfast
Daily Luggage transfers to each accommodation
Your own itinerary with directions to each accommodation with detailed guide book & map
Transfers to accommodation if required along the route
A one to one personal service

What’s not in the walking holiday package:

Holiday & cancellation insurance (recommended you arrange your own)
Evening meals or packed lunches (available at each stop)
Transport to Drymen and from Pitlochry

Route Options

Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Additional nights can be added at any stage along the walk for an additional £45.00 per person per night.

As there is no accommodation in Ardtalnaig you will be collected and transferred to the nearest village with accommodation and returned to Ardtalnaig to continue your walk the next day.

Approx distances and prices

RRW1 – 6 Days/6 Nights – from £380.00pp

Drymen ⇒ Aberfoyle – 11 miles
Aberfoyle ⇒ Strathyre – 18.5 miles
Stratyre ⇒ Killin – 12.5 miles
Killin ⇒ Ardtalnaig – 11.5 miles
Ardtalnaig ⇒ Aberfeldy – 14 miles
Aberfeldy ⇒ Pitlochry – 9.5 miles

RRW2 – 7 Days/7 Nights – from £420.00pp

Drymen ⇒ Aberfoyle – 11 miles
Aberfoyle ⇒ Callander – 9.5 miles
Callander ⇒ Strathyre – 9 miles
Stratyre ⇒ Killin – 12.5 miles
Killin ⇒ Ardtalnaig – 11.5 miles
Ardtalnaig ⇒ Aberfeldy – 14 miles
Aberfeldy ⇒ Pitlochry – 9.5 miles
A single supplement may apply.

The Rob Roy Way

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The Rob Roy Way is a Scottish long distance walk that runs from Drymen to Pitlochry. The path was created in 2002 and runs for 77 miles.

The route crosses the highland boundary fault, a geographical fault where the highlands meet the lowlands. It provides spectacular views overlooking Loch Lubnaig, Loch Earn, Loch Venacher and Loch Tay.

The way takes its name from the famous folk hero and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor of the early 18th Century, it traverses countyside that he knew well and travelled frequently.

Besides Drymen and Pitlochry the Rob Roy Way also passes through Aberfoyle, Callander, Strathyre, Killin, Ardtalnaig and Aberfeldy.

The route begins through the forests of the Trossachs before a long stretch of cycleway that leads through fine Glens to Killin. The route then climbs high into the hills before descending to follow the quiet and attractive road along the southern shores of Loch Tay. The main route then takes in a fine terrace with magnificent views before descending to Aberfeldy before the final stretch along the river and over the moors to Pitlochry.

Booking

Booking & Payment Options

So you are ready to take on the WHW, check out the ways that you can book with Walkers Ways:

Fill in the on-line booking form below
e-mail us at info@walkersways.co.uk
By post to Walkers Ways, 4 Birch Grove, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, FK11 7DW
By Phone 01259 572455 or 07971 815248

Before you make your booking with us please take a look at our terms & conditions it will only take a minute.

Payment Options:

  • Credit or Debit card (Credit cards will be subject to a 2.0% charge)
  • Bacs Transfer ( contact us for further details)
  • Send a cheque to the above address made payable to L. Martin

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I am writing to thank you for organising my walk on the West Highland Way. Although it rained every day but one while I was in Scotland, I very much enjoyed the walk. Adele of Hillview B & B in Drymen was the standout hostess. She was very welcoming when I arrived wringing wet at the end of the first day. Rowardennan Hotel was excellent.  The Manager(?) had a fortieth birthday while I was there and kindly invited guests to watch the entertainment.  The pipers and drummers (Clanadonia, I think), were excellent. Clachaig Inn was also brilliant with its climbing photographs and hardware.  I felt very comfortable there. My fellow walkers on the WHW and the locals everywhere were friendly. In all, it was an excellent walk and I had a great time in Scotland. Thanks again, Kent July – 2017
I just wanted to thank you for organizing our trip on the West Highland Way. It was truly wonderful! We loved ever moment of it. Thanks again for such a wonderful time! Molly July – 2017
Thanks for everything, the walk went well, all accommodations were as expected we particularly like the Clachaig Inn. Thanks again great job. Ian June-2017
Just a note to Thank-you once again for a trouble free walk you organised, had a great week, accommodation perfect, weather mixed but it is Scotland!!!!!  4 yrs since last walk so making this my Olympics and walking it every 4yrs!!!!  So be in touch!! Thanks again Lynne and as usual I’ll be recommending your services. Kenny June-2017
I just have to let you know that the self guided walking trip you arranged for me on the West Highland Way went beautifully!  Everything was described well and easy to find. While all the places were nice, I have to say that the hostess at the Hill View in Drymen was exceptionally nice, the Hostel at Rowardennan was the most fun hostel I have visited (thanks to an incredibly energetic, competent and friendly staff) and the MacDonald Hotel in Kinlochleven was really wonderful, with the best view and food from their bar, and very helpful staff. I am pleased to say that I had no trouble with the walking, and I went up Ben Nevis the day after I arrived in Fort William. Thanks again for making it so easy. I will certainly recommend you. Dolly June – 2017

We completed the walk last week and really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodation you booked for us was very nice and the baggage transfers went smoothly. Our luggage was always waiting for us at the next stop. Thank you for all your organising. We may try another long distance walk in the future and would not hesitate to use your services again. Sandra May – 2017

Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the walk.  We were lucky with the weather, just half a day of rain.  Hotels and taxis worked very well.  We did find day 5 tough followed by day 6 and would definitely advise anyone to do it in 7 or 8 days like most sensible people do!!  However, we survived.Thanks again for squeezing us in. Fiona May – 2017
Just to let you know I enjoyed very much the walk! Everything was perfect and well organised! I sure will recommend Walkers Ways and maybe in the future I will try the Rob Roy Way 😊. Philippe September – 2016
 I’m now back home after an amazing stay in Scotland, except a very rainy weather during our walk on the West Highlands Way.”C’est la vie”…But I want to  thank you for the management of our walk. Everything was perfect: hostels, luggage, guide. Your choice of hostels for my friends and me was excellent and you can say it to the directors of these places.I’ll recommend your site.   Thank you again.            Catherine July – 2016
Just a short note to let you know that the four of us completed the West Highland Way on Saturday afternoon. It was a great success and a greater experience and we were blessed with marvellous weather. All the arrangements went to plan. Thank you very much for your help. Stephen May -2016

It’s nearly one week that I’m already back again.. I had a wonderful time there in Scotland and walking this way. Everything just went perfectly and I want to say THANK YOU for you great organisation!! Andrea  May -2016

 Have just got home from my walk and l would just like to thank for organising our trip everything went great all the stopovers were first class as was the food and hospitality baggage was always there for us and you made it a hassle free trip and l will strongly recommend to family and friends who are thinking of planning to do the WHW once again thank very much. Douglas May – 2016
Thank you very much for great possibility to explore Scotland and West Highlands Way. The trekking was very beautiful and interesting, the nature changes every day. Climbing Ben Nevis on the last day-Saturday gave the opportunity to see amazing panorama of Highlands and was nice too. Thanks for perfect organisation. Valdis May-2016
Just a wee note to say thanks. Everything went well for us and as planned.My feet are falling off , ha ha , but made it back home safe and sound so thanks once again for all your help in making it more enjoyable.I will happily recommend you in the future to anyone wishing to do it this way. Stuart  May -2016
I just wanted to thank you for making our West Highland Way experience so enjoyable.  From booking accommodation, arranging baggage pick-ups and your prompt responses to correspondence, it was all very much appreciated. An amazing experience was had by all and I can’t wait to get the chance to do it all over again.Carol April – 2016
A multitude of thanks for all you did for me that + the great weather helped me to have a wonderful West Highland Way journey.The information you posted awaited me when I arrived at Drymen and your details particularly of how to find the accommodation in each village was excellent. John 2015
Thank you for arranging an excellent trip for us.
The baggage service worked perfectly, and the accommodation was great. The great weather helped as well – but I understand that you cannot arrange that every time! Janet 2015
Thank you so much for arranging a fabulous WHW for us. You even managed to have the sun shining on us for most of the time!
All of your arrangements worked perfectly. The dog was also made very welcome and became quite a celebrity on the Way , especially with Americans. Loreen 2015
We had a great time on the way!!!
we fell in love with the poeple and the country, and we had a hard time leaving.Thank you,myriam and crew 🙂 2015
Just a quick note to appreciate my thanks on how well our itinerary was managed by Walkers Ways and AMS everything went very smoothly and we were very pleased by the standard of our accommodation, the service we received and the quality of the meals, along with the excellent weather and the fantastic scenery, it all combined to make for a memorable holiday. Thanks very much for your help. Alistair 2015
A multitude of thanks for all you did for me that + the great weather helped me to have a wonderful West Highland Way journey.The information you posted awaited me when I arrived at Drymen and your details particularly of how to find the accommodation in each village was excellent. John 2015
My Daughter and I booked with Walkers Ways and we are really glad that we did. Everything was meticulously planned, including a forced change of hotel due to the Motor Cross event in Kinlochleven. The bags were collected and delivered with military precision to the next stop.The choice of hotels and guest houses was good and we always got a warm reception and often a warm bath! Mr Burness 2014
Can I just say we were very impressed with your selection of hotels and if we decide to do it again we will be giving you a call.Best week I’ve had in years Thank you x   Ms Todd 2014
Edencoille in Kinlochleven was excellent, what a spread and welcome they gave us…all accomodation was excellent, the guys were raving about each place, so really good choices. Mr Murray 2014
Thank you Lynne for arranging such a wonderful trip for us! We enjoyed every minute! Ms McCracken 2014
Now home after our walking week which we thoroughly enjoyed.thank you once again as everything went very well. Mr McKenzie 2014
Thanks for letting us have a memorable holiday without the hassle. Met great people, made new friends and had lovely weather. Mr McRae 2013
Thank you so much for your help, we had a lovely time on our walk, cant wait to do it all again. Ms Michels 2013
Just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant holiday despite the rain which made the second part of Loch Lomond side a bit tricky, we enjoyed all the accommodation very much. Mrs Booth 2013
Thank you for what was a great trip both weather wise & accommodation would certainly recommend your company to anyone else l know planning to do the West Highland Way. Mr Alexander 2012
A personal thanks to you for the great support and organisation you did to make our week go smoothly. Mr & Mrs Berry 2012
Just a note to say “Thanks” for everything we had a truly wonderful time and all the arrangements went smoothly. Mrs McClelland 2012
Just wanted to thank you for the level of service we enjoyed from Walkers Ways everything went really well, accommodations were good and luggage was always there. Mrs Burnett 2012

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Welcome to Walkers Ways, if you are looking to organise a walking holiday in Scotland then you have come to the right place. Check out the walks we do below and get in touch:

West Highland Way
Rob Roy Way

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Terms

Terms and Conditions

1. Making a Booking

You provisionally book the walking holiday you are interested in for your preferred dates and pay a £50.00 per person deposit. We confirm availability and book all your accommodation and send final confirmation as soon as everything is confirmed. If we are unable to accommodate you on your confirmed dates or an alternative of your choice your deposit is fully refunded. The balance is payable at least one month before the start of the holiday. If the booking is made less than one month before the start of the holiday, please pay the full amount at the time of making the booking. For details of how to pay, please see the booking page.

2. Cancellations

Cancellations must be notified in writing or by e-mail but please ensure you have had a response either way. The deposit will be forfeited in all cancellations. Where a cancellation is received with in 28 days of the start of the holiday, the full cost of the holiday will be charged and there will be no refund. If received before 28 days of the start of your holiday a refund less your deposit will be given.

3. Liability

Walkers Ways cannot accept liability for death, injury, or loss or damage to property during the course of the holiday.

4. Safety

You are responsible for your own safety when walking. It is essential that you are properly equipped and clothed for walking in Scotland, and that you have the appropriate map (whether or not supplied by Walkers Ways) and a compass and know how to use them.

5. Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out insurance to cover cancellation, injury, death, loss or damage to property and liability to third parties for the duration of your holiday.