Hikers with panoramic view on Loch Lomond
Highland cattles at the hiking trail in Scotland
Hiking trail at the Bridge of Orchy
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West Highland Way

Scotland’s Hiking Classic.

Discover on the ’West Highland Way’ the spectacular landscape of Scotland Western Highlands. From impressive mountains to scenic lochs and roaring rivers, a simply unique scenery accompanies you on this walking week from Milngavie to Fort William. The tour leads through small characteristic villages, untouched nature reserves and past several whisky distilleries such as ‚Glengoyne Distillery’, whisky tasting included. At Loch Lomod, Scotland’s biggest fresh water lake and in Trossachs national park amidst the stunning highlands, are breathtaking panoramic views onto the green fertile landscape and the surrounding mountain tops in store for you. Via Loch Tulla this favorite walking trail leads into the enchanting and striking ‚Rannoch Moor’. After absolute quiet and solitude in the highlands the exciting and busy town of Fort William, situated on the banks of Loch Linnhes, waits for you.

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Through the old county of Lennox you walk across a rural area into the small town of Drymen. A must is to stop and taste one (or more) of the outstanding whiskeys at Glengoyne Distillery.

approx. 5 hours
20 km
240 m
240 m

Today’s section offers a nice change in scenery alternating between Lowlands and Highlands. This is most apparent from ‚Conic Hill’, the ascent is indeed strenuous, however the stunning views onto Loch Lomond and others treats will more than make up for it.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
24 km
630 m
660 m

The majority of this day is spent walking along the east banks of Loch Lomond. A beautiful trail along roaring wild streams, green forests, a hill moor and an abundance of animals awaits. Enjoy this day in Trossachs National Park with all of your five senses.

approx. 6 hours
19 km
350 m
360 m

After climbing uphill and downhill many times in the past few days, the path is much more comfortably today. The West Highland Way rises slowly from Inverarnan till you pass the small village of Crianlarich. From here you can see the peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnean while enjoying the views of Loch Lomond. You continue through solitary forests to Crianlarich, your stage destination for today.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
17 km
460 m
300 m

Wonderful views await you today too. A slightly longer climb uphill awaits you directly after the small village of Bridge of Orchy. Afterwards you walk on old military roads and advance rapidly. The roads lead you past small woodlands to the hotel at Inveroran. It is extremely isolated in the middle of the Scottish Highlands.

approx. 5 to 7 hours
25 km
560 m
550 m

Along an old military path, you walk past countless, deep black lakes. The aim of today is Kingshouse – a former trading station in the middle of Scottish Highlands. On the way you even pass a small ski-resort.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
20 km
480 m
420 m

Follow an old army road from Kingshouse to Altnafeadh while enjoying a marvellous view on to the well-known ‚Weeping Glens’. Via the ‚Devils Staircase’, a col which is also the highest point (550 m) of the West Highland Way, onwards with breathtaking views of Ben Navis, Scotland’s highest mountain, into the pretty little town Kinlochleven.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
380 m
620 m

Fantastic views along your trail, through a quiet valley with pine forests and moors onwards into the direction of Fort William. Approximately half way there you reach a col which takes you to Glen Nevis. At the opposite side of this valley towers Ben Nevis. Walk past Ben Nevis Visitor Center from where the ‚Glen Nevis street’ steers you towards your final destination Fort William.

approx. 6 to 7 hours
24 km
580 m
580 m

Tour character

Although the ‚West Highland Way’ is the most well-known Scottish long-distance walking trail, you nevertheless walk on deserted paths amidst impressive scenery. For the daily hikes, a good fitness level and surefootedness are required. Mainly well marked hiking trails.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
daily
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
daily
West Highland Way 10 days, UK-SOWMF-10X
Base price
Surcharge single room
849.00
519.00
919.00
519.00

Category: 3*-hotels, B&B`s

Extra night prices in Edinburgh and Glasgow upon request

Season 1
Mar 30, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Milngavie
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Fort William
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
79.00
114.00
75.00
110.00
79.00
114.00
75.00
110.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 9 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Tour through the Glengoyne distillery, incl. tasting
  • Carefully elaborated route description

 

  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-tracks available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Glasgow. By shuttlebus into center of Glasgow and 30 minutes train journey (www.nationalrail.com) to Milngavie.
  • Return train journey from Fort William, takes approx. 4 hours, alternatively by bus approx. 3 hours to Glasgow or Edinburgh. A reservation is recommended (www.citylink.co.uk).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Giuseppe A. DE | 12.08.2019
Von den Lowlands in die Highlands
Buchung, Unterlagen und Organisation wie immer top. Die Reise an sich war atemberaubend mit malerisch schönen Landschaften. Beginnend mit einer einfachen Wanderung aus der Stadt heraus geht es zum 1. Stop "die malerisch gelegene Whisky-Brennerei" Glengoyne Distillery. Hier wird der gesamte Prozess erklärt + Probeverkostung findet statt. Es geht weiter zum Conic Hill. Hier hat man einer der schönsten Aussichten über den größten See Schottlands den "Loch Lomond". Am Loch Lomond ist man fast 3 Tage unterwegs in sehr schönem Wald und leicht hügligen Strecken, auch wilde Steinböcke sind anzutreffen. Es gibt viele Einbuchten mit Kieselsteinen, z.T. Sand wo man bedenkenlos auch Baden kann. Wir haben das gute Wetter genutzt und haben uns öfters im See erfrischt. Weiter geht es dann in den richtigen Highlands, die unglaublich schön sind. Ein schöner Mix aus Hügeln, Mooren und Bergwandern. Wir würden jederzeit wieder hin! Gepäcktransport war tadellos. Eine gute Grundkondition ist natürlich Voraussetzung, da man zwischen 20-26 km pro Tag läuft mit einigen Höhenmetern und manchmal schlechter Witterung ausgesetzt ist!
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Lieber Wandergast, besten Dank für Ihr schönes, ausführliches Reisefeedback! Bis zur nächsten Reise!
5 stars
Sabine K. DE | 02.08.2019
Sommer in Schottland
Das Beste zuerst, 10 Tage Schottland, nur ein Regentag und keine Mücken. Die Landschaft am West Highland Way wechselt täglich. In den Lowlands sieht es noch wie zu Hause aus, dann kommt Loch Lomand mit netten Kiesstränden für ausgedehnte Pausen. Die Tage darauf wird es grüner und grüner. Hügel, Moor und am Ende Bergwandern. Der Gepäcktransport klappte super. Gerade in den Bed und Breakfast Unterkünften waren die Gastgeber sehr, sehr nett und das Frühstück oft besser als in den Hotels. Einsam war es auf dem Weg nie. Ganz Europa war unterwegs. Das führte zu netten Gesprächen und Pub-Abenden. Ich kann den West Highland Way nur empfehlen!
5 stars
Natascha P. DE | 02.08.2019
Traumhafte Wanderung!
Die Online Buchung war einfach und ging reibungslos. Die Reiseunterlagen sind früh eingetroffen, sodass die Vorfreude noch größer werden durfte. Die Reiseunterlagen und Wegbeschreibungen waren ausführlich, sehr gut waren die Tipps über die abgewanderten Ortschaften, in Bezug auf die Unterkünfte, Pubs und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Die Unterbringungen waren sehr sauber und die Mitarbeiter/Betreiber sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Der Weg selber ist gut ausgezeichnet. Eine wunderschöne Wanderung, die mein Herz berührt hat.
5 stars
Thomas Schwarz AT | 07.07.2019
Perfekt wie immer!
5 stars
Susanne Otto AT | 10.06.2019
Wunderschöne Landschaft
Wunderbare Landschaft, wunderbare Wanderwege, sehr gute Beschilderung!

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