EUR 889.00

Scotland - Hike along the West Highland Way, 10 days

Scotland's oldest hiking trail takes you deep into the highland's raw nature. A long time ago, this area was just a desert landscape, almost exclusively trodden by few merchants and shepherds. Big battles have been fought here, just as the landscape has been used used as a hiding place for thieves and robbers.

Today, the region is still largely untouched and therefore incredibly varied. The paths softly wrap along Loch Lomond to later reveal a magnificent view of the mountain peaks further ahead. The West Highland Way is one of Europe's most spectacular and popular hiking routes and is a "must" for anyone interested in hiking.

More about the route
It is important to be in good shape to cope with the West Highland Way. The ascents are usually not a problem, but the long stages can be strenuous. The route is well maintained and the signage on the route is perfect.

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Day 1 Arrival in Milngavie

The city is pronounced "Mull'guy" and is located about 60km (37 mi) north of Glasgow. Depending on when you arrive, you can explore the city's pedestrian streets and, if needed, take care of the last provision before the hike.

Day 2 From Milngavie to Drymen

Today's walk takes you outside the city through a quiet forest area towards the highlands. On the way to Drymen you will pass the Glengoyne distillery, where we recommend that you take a break, taste a little whiskey and learn how to make this Scottish specialty. Drymen is the last major city you'll be in for quite some time. 

Distance: 20km
+235m / -235m

Day 3 From Drymen to Rowardennan

You set out to climb "Conic Hill" from where you can enjoy the view of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest lake. The trip down brings you to Balmaha, after which civilization ceases for a few kilometers. The lake's eastern shore has only small paths and the walk is pure poetry for the soul.

Distance: 24km
+625m / -655m

Day 4 From Rowardennan to Inverarnan (and surrounding area)

This is one of the finest stages along the West Highland Way. You walk along forest roads to the waterfall at Inversnaid. Then the path turns idyllically along the lake shore. Up, down, right and left - the walk is both idyllic and varied with views to small islands. Along the way, the path brings you past Rob Roy's last hiding place.

Distance: 19km
+350m / -350m

Day 5 Inverarnan (and surrounding area) to Crianlarich (and surrounding area)

After having walked up and down a lot during the last couple of days, now you get a lovely day without the big climbs. The West Highland Way sets off with a slow rise from Inverarnan until you pass Crianlarich. From here you can see the peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnean and the view of Loch Lomond. You continue through the quiet forests to Tyndrum.

Distance: 14-17km
+375m or 460m / -210m or -295m

Day 6 Crianlarich (and surrounding area) to Bridge of Orchy/Inveroran

Today you will once again experience a fantasticly beautiful landscape. A slightly longer rise awaits you just after the village Bridge of Orchy. Then you follow old military roads that lead you along small forest areas to the hotel in Inveroran - which is extremely remote in the Scottish Highlands.

Distance: 17-25km
+270m or 560m / -260m or -550m

Day 7 Bridge of Orchy/Inveroran to Kingshouse

An old military road takes you past countless deep black lakes. Today's goal is Kingshouse, a former trading station in the middle of the highlands. On the way you also pass a small ski resort.

Distance: 16-20km
+310m or 475m / -240m or -420m

Day 8 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

During this day's hike, you walk past Scotland's most impressive mountain peak - Buachaille Etive Mòr - after which you reach the "Devil's Staircase". It were the soldiers, who were forced to walk along the winding path, who named it back in the day.

The tour takes you down a small valley from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks. The small village of Kinlochleven offers the first sign of civilization after a few days in the pristine highlands.

Distance: 14km
+380m / -615m

Day 9 Kinlochleven to Fort William

Today's long walk is the final stage of the trip along the West Highland Way. You follow another ancient military road that leads you to a plateau. You walk through quiet forests and past the ruins of an ancient fort until Ben Nevis appears. The walk to the small town of Fort William completes the hike along the West Highland Way.

Distance: 24km
+575m / -580m

Day 10 End of the tour

This is the last day of the trip. You leave the hotel and go home or to your next destintion. It is also possible to get an extra night here if you wish.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to/from the destination
  • Cancellation- and travel insurance
EUR 975.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Transportation / Flights

The flights to/from Glasgow or Edinburgh are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

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Food and drinks

Breakfast is included every day. It is possible to buy lunch and dinner in the small towns along the route.

Accommodation

On this trip you spend the night both at 3-star hotels and at small Bed & Breakfast places in the small towns.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Climate

It can be difficult to plan your journey according to the weather, but here's a general picture of the climate in the area as shown on yr.no:

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