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West Highland Way

Walk the West Highland Way with Make Tracks. The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long distance path. It combines fantastic scenery with easy accessibility. The start and finish are both near to rail stations, and Milngavie is only 20 minutes from the centre of Glasgow. The scenery is breathtaking, taking in Loch Lomond, Britain's biggest expanse of fresh water, the vast watery wilderness of Rannoch Moor, the Devil's Staircase at the head of Glencoe. Your destination is the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

You will never be far from places steeped in the history of Scotland; like the military roads built to suppress the Jacobites after the 1745 rebellion, or the drovers' inns at Inveroran and Kingshouse, where, in more peaceful times, cattle drovers with their thousands of black highland cattle gathered on their long walks to the southern markets.

West Highland Way - Suggested Itinerary (8 Nights)
Day 1 Arrive Milngavie Only 20 mins from Glasgow
Day 2 Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles, 19 k) Mainly through hill farmland
Day 3 Drymen to Rowardennan (14 m, 23k) Partly through farmland, then alongside Loch Lomond to the foot of Ben Lomond
Day 4 Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles, 23k) Nearly all day alongside Loch Lomond
Day 5 Inverarnan to Tyndrum (13 miles, 21k) Through Glen Falloch and past Ben More (big mountain)
Day 6 Tyndrum to Kingshouse (19 miles, 30k) Across the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor to an old drovers inn
Day 7 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles, 15k) A climb over the Devil's Staircase near the head of Glencoe
Day 8 Kinlochleven to Fort William (14 miles, 23k) Over another high pass to the foot of Ben Nevis
Day 9 Depart Fort William Good train and bus connections to Glasgow or the West Highlands

Price for this itinerary
(2 people sharing a room & subject to availability)

£550.00 per person Book the West Highland Way Now
As with all our walks, we can adapt the itinerary to suit you. If you would like to walk shorter or longer distances each day, have a fixed timetable, or would like to stay at other overnight stops, just let us know and we will try to arrange things to meet your requirements.
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Lunch Near the Devil's Staircase

Please phone or email at any time for informal advice about the walk. We will always be glad to help.

The West Highland Way is very popular, and booking late can sometimes make it difficult to get the best accommodation. The busiest month is May, but accommodation can be tight at all times. Please book as early as possible. Contact us any time for advice on when to book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation each night in selected B&Bs, guest houses and small Hotels (including Milngavie and Fort William
  • Cooked breakfast each morning
  • Door to door luggage transfer each day
  • Written guide and detailed OS based maps for the West Highland Way
  • Information Pack full of all the details you need on your walk

What's not Included

  • Evening meals and packed lunches (all readily available at each stop)
  • Transport to Milngavie and from Fort William
  • Holiday and Cancellation Insurance (recommended that you arrange your own cover)
Maggie above Glencoe (phtographed by her owner and our client, Pernille Lund)
Precarious Cairns (Pernille Lund)

 

"I just returned and could not recommend the experience more. There is nothing like walking to get a feel for a place and even in the wind and the rain the Highlands are unstinting on their beauty. Rannoch Moor is luminous when the sun is trying to push through the clouds. We used Make Tracks to arrange accommodations and luggage transfers. Their service was flawless and it is clear that they take pride in providing the best possible services."

Laurie, New York, USA

"Thanks for that wonderful weather during our hiking tour at the West Highland Way. Although I did the way the third time I saw things, landscapes and beauty I never saw before. We went swimming in Loch Lomond and used every third burn or river to cool our feet."

I'll be back to Scotland, dont know when, but for sure."

Eva, Erfurt, Germany

"We are back from a superb walk: the West Highland Way. We absolutely loved it!
When we started I thought it may be too crowded but actually it was great to walk with other people and meet them again at the bar in the evening. And everything was very well organised, so thank you."

Yvette, Utrecht, The Netherlands

"Just a note to let you know that Alison and I successfully completed the West highland way – footsore and cream crackered, but we did it. I would like to thank you for the excellent standard of the accommodation. It was all fantastic. .All of the B&Bs and hotels were very welcoming and comfortable. Having a nice place to sleep is a huge bonus after a long day's walking. I would gladly recommend your company to anyone doing this or any other walk."

Linda, Paisley, Scotland

"My daughter and I had a most wonderful time on the West Highland Way, thanks to your great planning and organization! I am so glad that we chose this route, as it was challenging in places (Devil's staircase in the pouring rain!) but what an adventure to be in remote and awesomely beautiful places! The accommodations were superb, with the friendliest people! We liked alternating between B and B's and small hotels. Thanks again for everything!"

Jane, Maryland, USA


Make Tracks Walking Holidays
26 Forbes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 4ED
Telephone +44 (0)131 229 6844

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