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7 Days & 6 Nights
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West Highland Way Highlights - 7 Days & 6 Nights

  • Complete Scotland’s most iconic long-distance hiking trail
  • The remote Scottish Highlands, shimmering lakes, and misty moors
  • Unwind with a dram of whiskey and soak up the friendly atmosphere
  • Hike from Loch Lomond to the wilderness of Rannoch Moor
  • Sense of accomplishment reaching Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis

Discover Scotland's spectacular landscape on the West Highland Way; towering mountains, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers combine to reward you with a unique and ever-changing experience as you journey from Drymen to Fort William.

This highlights itinerary takes in 66 miles of walking with an included transfer that skips the section between Inverarnan and Bridge of Orchy. Depart the village of Drymen where the route leads you up the shores of Loch Lomond giving a splendid panorama south over the loch. From Inverarnan you are transferred north to Bridge of Orchy where you'll walk via Inveroran and the remote Loch Tulla to Kingshouse Hotel on the open expanse of the Rannoch Moor. This really is Scottish Highland scenery at its best! Continue onto Kinlochleven via the “Devil’s Staircase” (not as intimidating as it sounds), before finally reaching Ben Nevis and, Scotland’s outdoor capital, Fort William.

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 countless times. So we really do know every step of the way. Each year over 2500 people trust us to organise their West Highland Way adventure and 99% would recommend us to a friend! But don’t just take our word for it, you can read over 800 authentic and unbiased West Highland Way customer reviews below.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Drymen Day 2 Drymen to Rowardennan 14.5 miles / 23.5 km Day 3 Rowardennan to Inverarnan 14.5 miles / 23 km Day 4 Transfer to Bridge of Orchy, walk to Kingshouse 12.5 miles / 19.5 km Day 5 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven 9 miles / 14.5 km Day 6 Kinlochleven to Fort William 15 miles / 24 km Day 7 Onward travel from Fort William
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 9kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 9kg is equivalent to 5.5 avocados.

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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