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6 Days & 5 Nights
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West Highland Way - 6 Days & 5 Nights

  • Walk 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
  • Revel in the myriad of landscapes from the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the remote Rannoch Moor
  • Stay at the remote Kingshouse Hotel with views onto Buachaille Etive Mor
  • Make your proud final steps into Fort William, having traversed Scotland’s finest scenery

Only for the very fit, this is a challenging walk. It involves 9-10 hours of walking per day. Experience of walking these distances is essential.

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 as you journey 98 miles from Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William.

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, on 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.

Every self guided West Highland Way holiday we offer features hand-picked overnight accommodation in high quality B&B’s, country inns, and guesthouses. Each is unique and offers the highest levels of welcome, atmosphere and outstanding local cuisine. We also include daily door to door baggage transfers, a guidebook, a detailed map and pre-departure information pack as well as emergency support, should you need it.

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.

We are passionate about delivering outstanding West Highland Way holidays where every last detail is taken care of and every trip we book is unique and tailor-made to your requirements. So give us a shout today to start planning your West Highland Way adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Milngavie, walk to Balmaha 19 miles / 31 km Day 2 Balmaha to Inverarnan 22 miles / 35 km Day 3 Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy 18.5 miles / 29.5 km Day 4 Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven 21.5 miles / 34 km Day 5 Kinlochleven to Fort William 15 miles / 24 km Day 6 Onward travel from Fort William
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 8kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 8kg is equivalent to 12 pints of local beer at a bar.

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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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