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7 Days & 6 Nights
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Best of the West Highland Way

  • Experience Scotland’s rich culture while walking the highlights of it’s most famous long distance trail
  • Immerse yourself in nature—wander the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond
  • Enjoy stays in the best accommodations along the trail
  • Sample a dram on a tour of Glengoyne’s pretty countryside distillery
  • Begin in the eclectic city of Glasgow and finish at the base of Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis!

Walk the highlights of the West Highland Way—Scotland’s most famous long distance trail. Hike the route as it winds its way north through verdant lowlands, traces the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond, and follows deep glens steeped in turbulent clan history. Nowadays, you’ll find the West Highland Way brimming with welcoming Highland hotels and like-minded walkers revelling in the vastness of this stunning landscape.

At Macs the West Highland Way is not only our best-selling trip but our favourite, and with over 800 authentic, unbiased guest reviews on our website don’t just take our word for it! Leave the bustling heart of Glasgow, home to Macs HQ, behind for the secluded forest trails and purple heather-clad mountainsides that will accompany you on the journey north to Fort William. En route experience unstinting hospitality in accommodations that we know and love while immersing yourself in the unique Scottish landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Glasgow and overnight Day 2 Glengoyne Distillery tour and walk from Balmaha to Rowardennan 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 3 Walk to Inverarnan and transfer to Bridge of Orchy 14 miles / 23 km Day 4 Walk to Kingshouse 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 5 Walk to Kinlochleven and transfer to Glencoe 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 6 Transfer to Kinlochleven and walk to Fort William 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 7 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best 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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WHY MACS?

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided walking & cycling is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around Since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.
Reviews

21,000+ Customer Reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.

  • 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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