East Highland Way Self Guided Walking Holiday

Holidays from 5-7 Days Walking, 78 miles, Price from £360 per person



The East Highland Way is a new long distance walk that connects Fort William, with Aviemore. In doing so, it also connects Scotland's existing long distance walks: the West Highland Way & Great Glen Way, to the Speyside Way in the north east. The contrast in natural habitats along the route imbues the East Highland Way with a distinctive character. The journey passes seamlessly through enchanting broadleaf forests, loch-side trails and quiet mountain wilderness. It skirts unspoilt marshlands and also explores the last remnants of the ancient Caledonian forests of Inshriach.


East Highland Way Itineraries and Prices

Our self guided holidays are booked on an individual basis and therefore you can start your holiday on any date of your choice between April and October, and include rest days if required.
To book your holiday choose an itinerary that meets your requirements, then click Book Your Holiday


6 Nights/5 Days Walking
East Highland Way self guided itinerary

  • 6 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 5 days walking

  • Total distance 78 miles

  • Average daily distance 16 miles

  • Shortest day 11 miles

  • Longest day 19.5 miles

  • Price £360/person
    (single supplement* £120/person)

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7 Nights/6 Days Walking
East Highland Way self guided itinerary

  • 7 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 6 days walking

  • Total distance 78 miles

  • Average daily distance 13 miles

  • Shortest day 10.5 miles

  • Longest day 17 miles

  • Price £420/person
    (single supplement* £140/person)

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8 Nights/7 Days Walking
East Highland Way self guided itinerary

  • 8 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 7 days walking

  • Total distance 78 miles

  • Average daily distance 11 miles

  • Shortest day 5 miles

  • Longest day 17 miles

  • Price £480/person
    (single supplement* £160/person)

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*Single supplement - There are very few single rooms along the route and therefore the accommodation owners generally allocate a double or twin room for single occupancy. We can accommodate one single occupancy per booking for the average supplement of £20 per night. If you require additional single occupancy rooms, they will be charged at the extra cost incurred. This can be up to full double/twin room rate.

If you want to follow an itinerary that is not listed please contact us on 01257 424889 or email nww@northwestwalks.co.uk

Extra nights/rest days can be added to your itinerary. Price from £40 per person per night.

Holiday Information

Tour availability
This tour is available from April to October.

Holidays include

  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.

  • Full Scottish breakfast each day.

  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.

  • Route information and itinerary.

  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.

  • Guidebook and Harvey map for the group Leader.

  • Emergency contact.

Grade of walk



Start of tour
Fort William

End of tour
Aviemore

Accommodation
Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns. We try to book rooms with ensuite or private facilities every night, however in a few villages ensuite accommodation is limited and we may have to book rooms with shared facilities for one or two nights of your holiday.

Single occupancy supplement
There are very few single rooms along the route and therefore the accommodation owners generally allocate a double or twin room for single occupancy. We can accommodate one single occupancy per booking for the average supplement of £20 per night. If you require additional single occupancy rooms, they will be charged at the extra cost incurred. This can be up to full double/twin room rate.

Meals
A full English breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be purchased from your overnight accommodation or from local convenience stores (where available). Evening meals can be purchased in pubs and overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer
For the duration of the walk you luggage is transferred door to door between overnight accommodation by baggage transfer service, so all you need to carry is a day rucksack and its contents.

Guide Book and Map
A guide book is included.

Travel


By train
Train timetables can be viewed and tickets purchased online at www.thetrainline.com
Reduced price ‘Advanced tickets’ can be purchased from approx 12 weeks prior to departure. Prices can vary greatly and the cheaper tickets sometimes only become available approx 6 weeks prior to travel.

To Fort William
The train station in Fort William is a short walk from your accommodation.
On weekdays a few trains a day depart to Fort William from Glasgow Queen Street (first train 07:42).
A limited service operates at weekend, please visit www.thetrainline.com for timetable information.
Approximate journey times – From Glasgow Queen Street 4 hours. From London 9.5 hours (overnight service 12 hours)
From Aviemore
There is a train station located in Aviemore that serves on the Highland Main Line running from Edinburgh - Perth – Aviemore – Inverness.

By Bus
To Fort William
The bus stop in Fort William is a short walk from your accommodation. Scottish Citylink operates daily bus services to Fort William from Glasgow. Booking in advance is recommended Tel - 0871 2002233.
Approximate journey times from Glasgow 3 hours.

By Air
Glasgow International is the nearest airport to Glasgow city centre. A frequent bus service operates between the airport and Glasgow train and bus stations.
Approximate journey times to Glasgow city centre 30 minutes.
Further information is available to view online at www.glasgowairport.com
Glasgow Prestwick airport is approx 30 miles from Glasgow city centre.
A regular bus service operates between the airport and Glasgow Buchanan Street approximate journey time 50 minutes.
A regular train service operates between the airport and Glasgow Central station approximate journey time 45 minutes.
Further information is available to view online at www.prestwick-airport-guide.co.uk


Equipment List


Please remember to
1. Keep the weight of your day pack and walking/hiking equipment to a comfortable weight for you to carry

2. Keep your suitcase/luggage under the maximum transfer weight (Maximum: 20kg (44lbs)).

The following checklist is an aid to help you with your packing
Required
Walking/Hiking boots (worn in before your holiday)
Technical walking socks e.g. liner and thick outer socks
Trekking trousers (not jeans/denim)
Waterproof over trousers
Baselayer T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece or warm jumper
Waterproof jacket
Spare warm layer (to carry in your rucksack)
Warm gloves
Warm hat
Sunhat
Rucksack (25 to 35 litres) and waterproof cover
Rucksack liner e.g. large plastic bag
Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
Basic First Aid Kit and personal medication
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Torch / flashlight
Whistle

Optional
Spare Laces
Gaiters
Shorts
Thermos flask for hot drinks
Antibacterial hand wash/wipes
Camera, film, batteries
Trekking poles
Sunglasses

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