West Highland Way

walking holidays

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.

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 or extra nights 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

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

Milngavie ⇒ Balmaha – 20 miles
Balmaha ⇒ Ardlui – 19 miles
Ardlui ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 21 miles
Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kinlochleven – 21 miles
Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

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

Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Rowardennan ⇒ Inverarnan – 14 miles
Inverarnan ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 19 miles
Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kinlochleven – 21 miles
Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

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

Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Rowardennan ⇒ Ardlui – 12 miles
Ardlui ⇒ Tyndrum – 14 miles
Tyndrum ⇒ Kingshouse – 19 miles
Kingshouse ⇒ Kinlochleven – 9 miles
Kinlochleven ⇒ Fort William – 16 miles

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

Milngavie ⇒ Drymen – 12 miles
Drymen ⇒ Rowardennan – 15 miles
Rowardennan ⇒ Inverarnan – 14 miles
Inverarnan ⇒ Crianlarich – 6 miles
Crianlarich ⇒ Bridge of Orchy – 13 miles
Bridge of Orchy ⇒ Kingshouse – 12 miles
Kingshouse ⇒ Kinlochleven – 9 miles
Kinlocheven ⇒ Fort William – 16 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.

The path officially starts in Milngavie town centre (approx 25 minutes by train from Glasgow Central Station), Most walkers arrive at the railway station where the path quickly enters into open countryside. It proceeds by way of country roads, an abandoned railway, the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and scenic Conich Hill then to reach Balmaha on Loch Lomond. From here, the route follows the isolated, wooded, eastern shores of the Loch via Rowardennan and Inversnaid to Inverarnan.

The Way then follows Glen Falloch northward to Crianlarich then north west along Strathfillan to Tyndrum. The way then enters Glen Orchy before crossing the desolate yet beautiful Rannoch Moor and descending into Glen Coe. From here, the route climbs the Devil’s staircase before a great descent to sea level at Kinlochleven. The final stage skirts, an old military road which descends into Glen Nevis before finishing in Fort William.

The last stage passes the foot of Ben Nevis and many walkers crown their achievement by climbing the highest mountain in Britain.

The route is commonly walked in seven to eight days, although the more experienced and fitter walkers do it in five to six however less hurried progress is usually the choice of most walkers, allowing time to appreciate the countryside along the way.