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8 Days & 7 Nights
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West Highland Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Complete Scotland's most famous long distance trail from Milngavie to Fort William
  • Enjoy camaraderie on the trail as you meet fellow walkers from around the world
  • Walk from the 'bonnie banks' of Loch Lomond to the remote Rannoch Moor
  • Stay at Kingshouse Hotel or in iconic Glencoe, surrounded by spectacular scenery
  • Make your proud final steps into Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis
The 8-day itinerary is our most popular and recommended for most parties. Discover the spectacular landscape of Scotland’s western highlands on the West Highland Way. Towering mountains, tranquil lochs, and rushing rivers combine to reward you with a unique and ever-changing landscape. Best described as Scotland’s finest long-distance walk the West Highland Way runs 96 miles (154 km) from Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, to Fort William. Opened in 1980 as the first official long-distance footpath in Scotland the West Highland Way remains the best and most popular long-distance walk in Scotland. After leaving Milngavie, the West Highland Way immediately has that wonderful countryside feeling as you pass through Mugdock Country Park and Dumgoyne Distillery, en route to the small village of Drymen. The route continues to Loch Lomond via Conic Hill, which gives a splendid panorama of Loch Lomond and the Highland Boundary Fault. Next you wander through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to Crianlarich and then Tyndrum. Bridge of Orchy, Inveroran and Loch Tulla punctuate the trail on the way to the Kingshouse Hotel which lies on the remote Rannoch Moor. This really is Scottish Highland Scenery at its best. Your walk continues onto Kinlochleven via the “Devil’s Staircase”, before finally reaching Ben Nevis and Fort William, Scotland’s Outdoor Capital situated at the head of Loch Linnhe. Macs Adventure has been operating self guided walking holidays on the West Highland Way since 2003. Based locally, just a few miles from the start of the West Highland Way, our team has walked the West Highland Way more than ten times. So we literally know every step of the way. Each year over 1000 people trust us to organise their West Highland Way walk and 99% would recommend us to a friend. But don’t just take our word for it, you can read over 300 authentic and unbiased West Highland Way customer reviews below. As the largest operator on the West Highland Way we can secure you the best value and quality accommodation, baggage transfer, and services, regardless of whether you are walking solo or as a group of 20.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Milngavie, walk to Drymen 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 2 Drymen to Rowardennan 14.5 miles / 23.5 km Day 3 Rowardennan to Inverarnan 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 4 Inverarnan to Tyndrum 12 miles / 19 km Day 5 Tyndrum to Kingshouse 19 miles / 30.5 km Day 6 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 7 Kinlochleven to Fort William 15 miles / 24 km Day 8 Onward travel from Fort William
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!).

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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  • West Highland Way

    The West Highland Way is the first trip Macs Adventure operated back in 2003 and remains one of our favourite trips today. For a taste of the experience, watch this short feature about a West Highland Way father and daughter adventure. 

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  • West Highland Way Video Diary

    Dan, our resident wildlife expert, took to the West Highland Way and recorded his whole journey.  This video shows you the full route, from the starting point in Milngavie, through all the points of interest, to the finish in Fort William.  Dan points out some interesting things along the route that you shouldnt miss, but this is not a video laden with spoilers.  Every journey on the West Highland Way is different, dictated by the weather, the people you meet and the chance encounters with wildlife (human and otherwise!) Get a taste of what is in store on the West Highland Way with Dan.  

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  • The West Highland Way

    For an oversight of the West Highland Way, its history, its logistics and how it feels to walk, this is the video for you.  Ewan discusses some of the finer points of walking the route, with the background of Loch Lomond, shows how the baggage transfer works and how easy Macs Adventure make walking the West Highland Way. 

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