West Highland Way

!!! COVID UPDATE !!! Unfortunately No hiking holidays available. For Great Guided Day-Hikes, Please see our Home Page Events Calendar.
Milngavie, Scotland

Highlights on this trip include: 

  • Scotland's largest Loch Lomond
  • Red deer and Highland cattle
  • Scotland's largest Loch Lomond
  • Amazing mountain pass landscapes in Glencoe
  • Bridge of Orchy
  • Rannoch Moor
  • The Devils staircase

& so much more….

Grade
No Walks Available
Distance
154km (96 miles)
Duration
No Walks Available
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
No Ratings

West Highland Way - Overview

The Three Sisters, Glencoe - three mountain peaks cloudy blue sky

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……

West Highland Way - Available Hikes

Sorry, there are no walks available right now.

West Highland Way - Travel

A misty morning lake shore at Lochan na h-Achlaise on Rannoch Moor

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…

Airports:

  1. Glasgow International
  2. Glasgow Prestwick
  3. Edinburgh Airport
  4. Inverness Airport

How to Get to the Start-point of your Hiking Tour:

Milngavie:                  train service         

Drymen:                     private bus service

Tarbet:                        private bus service

Inverarnan:                private bus service 

Crianlarach:               train or private bus

Tyndrum:                    train or private bus

Inveroran:                  Transfer to Bridge of Orchy

Bridge of Orchy:         train or private bus

Kingshouse:                 private bus service

Kinlochleven:              public bus from Glencoe

 

How to Get to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

Take the bus or rail network to Glasgow.

Arriving by Car:

Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.

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West Highland Way - Accommodation

The Kings House Hotel, Glencoe - remote hotel on West highland way

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.

West Highland Way - Additional Activities

Mountain path blue skies Glencoe West Highland way Scotland

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.

How to Book an Extra day or Activity:

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your Walking Holiday package.

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.

West Highland Way - Photos

West Highland Way - Guide Price List

West Highland Way
from €100 per person

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