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

West Highland Way

Mountain hiking in Scotland

Experience Scotland as you have seen it in the movies, on the West Highland Way. Take in spectacular lochs, imposing mountains, scenic nature reserves and whisky distilleries paired with the contrast of rushing rivers and quaint villages. Stop and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views that play out on the West Highland Way.

Details about the hike across the West Highlands

On this hiking trip you can expect unique experiences of the Scottish natural landscape. The trail passes through old counties such as Lennox and viewpoints such as Conic Hill. Whisky connoisseurs will fall in love with the fine golden malt produced at the Glengoyne Distillery. Be enchanted by the beautiful landscape of Loch Lomond, Loch Tulla and the Rannoch Moors. At the highest point of the trail, the Devil’s Staircase, you will enjoy an indescribably captivating view.

Highlights on the West Highland Way

  • Trossachs National Park: Idyllic like no other location in Scotland. In the national park, the flora and fauna can live undisturbed. Lose yourself in the middle of this stunning landscape.
  • Ben Nevis: See Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, on your way to the charming town of Kinlochleven. Its summit towers 1,345 metres into the sky.
  • Fort William: The path to Fort William is lined with coniferous forests and enchanting moors. On this path you will feel like you are in a fantasy world!  

Useful information about the tour of the West Highlands

Recover from a day’s hiking in cosy hotels during your seven-night journey. Breakfast service is included. Although the West Highland Way is well known, you will always find lonely trails on this tour. They are, so to speak, alone in the gorgeous natural landscape. However, one thing that should be noted is that the West Highland Way is specifically designed for mountain hikers, so a good fitness level and sure-footedness is a must. The day tours take between five and a half and seven and a half hours.

Enjoy the day carefree without luggage – because the Eurohike team will take it to your accommodation. Book your hiking trip in Scotland now!

Mountain Walking

Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Franziska Schwaiger
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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

Todays 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

Short transfer to Bridge of Orchy. 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. 7 hours
25 km
680 m
680 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 8 days, UK-SOWMF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
719,00
415,00
775,00
415,00

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:

  • 7 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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