West Highland Way Overview
The 96 mile West Highland Way links Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. It passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain, from lowland Scotland into the heart of the Highlands. From Drymen to Tyndrum the Way traverses the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
You start your self-guided West Highland way holiday at Milngavie. The Way starts gently, undulating through woods and farmland, it winds along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond, across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor, over the mountains above Glencoe to a dramatic finish at the foot of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain.
Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads or Military Roads built to help in the control of Jacobite Clansmen. The route is sensibly waymarked and generally easy to follow with the aid of a guidebook or map. The first half of the route crosses gentle valley floor terrain or traverses their sides and only occasionally rises to 300m/1000ft. North of Tyndrum the terrain is a little more challenging as the Way crosses open countryside - Rannoch Moor (445m/1460ft), the Devils Staircase (548m/1797ft) and the Lairigmor (330m/1082ft).
- Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
- Breakfast each day.
- Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
- Route information and itinerary.
- Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
- Guidebook and route map.
- Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.
Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We aim to book accommodation directly on or within a short walk of the route, but in a few locations accommodation is limited, so we may have to book off route accommodation. If this is the case we will provide transport at no extra cost. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.
Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.
Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.
For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).
Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Milngavie and from Fort William, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.
For more information or to make an enquiry, please don't hesitate to call or email us.