& so much more….
The West Highland Way, part of the international Appalachian trail, is one of the classics in long distance routes and for good reason. This 154 km walk stretches from Glasgow up into the Highlands of Scotland as far as Fortwilliam, nestled under the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain Nevis.
It is spectacular route, normally walked south to north, following the eastern shore of beautiful Loch Lomond, across the wilderness that is Rannoch moor, into stunning Glen Coe which could be seen as the heart of the Highlands.
There is a diversity of wildlife, plant and fauna along the way. Last but not least we will mention the Scottish people, the food and of course their whisky!
What are you waiting for, allow Mountain ways Ireland plan this self-guided hiking holiday in the land of our Gaelic neighbours?
Did you know that the scotch spell their Whisky without the ‘E’ that you will see in Irish (or American) Whiskey? It is in fact enshrined in law.
In our opinion its much better to taste the difference and debate that rather than the spelling……
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Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from The West Highland Way for your hiking tour.
If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…
Milngavie: train service
Drymen: private bus service
Tarbet: private bus service
Inverarnan: private bus service
Inveroran: Transfer to Bridge of Orchy
Kingshouse: private bus service
Kinlochleven: public bus from Glencoe
Take the bus or rail network to Glasgow.
Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.
We understand that a well selected Inn, B&B or guesthouse can make all the difference.
It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.
A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.
Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.
We expect somewhere to dry those boots and gear if they are wet.
Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic hospitality.
Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.
Just like us at Mountain Ways Ireland, The B&B owners have immense pride in their own businesses.
They love their own areas and will be more than happy to share a few stories or tips (good and bad!) of where to eat or drink. It’s hard to beat local, up to the minute knowledge.
* Because of limited accommodation options along the West highland Way , we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by the B&B owner or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.
We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the B&B that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed.
Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot offer packages for solo travellers as many accommodation owners are simply not letting single rooms. It may be possible as a single member of a larger group, but you would need to contact us in advance. Mountain ways Ireland apologise for something that is unfortunately outside of our control.
It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, Scotland is such a diverse country with so offering so many ways to fill your day off.
Crianlarach/Tyndrum: Take an unforgettable boat trip across to Oban,”the Gateway to the Isles” otherwise known as “The Seafood capital of Scotland”.
Kingshouse: Visit Glencoe village and learn about the infamous massacre of The Clan Mac Donald.Seeek out the Coire Gabhail,”The lost Valley”.
Kinlochleven: Visit The Ice Factor and try your hand at climbing (in safety) the worlds largest indoor Ice wall.
Fortwilliam: Give yourself the time to climb Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis*. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ,better known as “The Hogwarts Train” from The Harry Potter series.
* To climb ben Nevis or for that matter any mountain in Scotland requires excellent navigation and mountain skills. The use of an ML trained mountain guide is advisable.
The price of an extra night on the West Highland Way is £55 -£90 pps depending on location.
Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.
We’re here to help. You ask the questions and tell us what you want. Be sure that we’ll listen and one of the Mountain Ways Ireland team will be back to you as soon as possible.
Iconic 7th Century Monastic site of Glendalough, Glenmalure Valley - Historic battle site and stunning U-shaped glacial valley, Explore Dublin city, Picturesque Lough Tay (The Guinness lake), Lough Dan and the lakes of Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains , Dublin Mountains, and so much more.
Traditional Irish Music, Irish speaking ‘Gaeltacht’ areas., Star Wars movie location, National geographic traveller magazine most beautiful place on earth, Archaeological and historical points of interest, Inch Beach , Conor Pass , Annascaul Lake, Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and so much more.
Glenariff forest park and the Glens of Antrim, Quaint villages, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge , Dunseverick Castle ruin, Game of Thrones filming locations, Bushmills oldest distillery in the world, Rathlin Island, Giants Causeway UNESCO world heritage site, Relatively flat Coastal walk for much of the way, and so much more.