West Highland Line: Rail & Hike

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West Highland Line: Rail & Hike

  • Walk the iconic West Highland Way up into the Scottish Highlands
  • Puff across Glenfinnan viaduct to the west coast on the Jacobite steam train
  • Sail across to the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond
  • Follow the tracks across remote Rannoch Moor, home to regal stags
  • Explore the paths and trails at Glen Nevis with an option to climb Ben Nevis
Explore the Scottish Highlands by train and on foot. Combine a walk along the UK's most famous national trail, the West Highland Way, with one of the 'World's Best Train Journeys' on a journey through Scotland's western Highlands. This rail and hike adventure will take you past mountains, forests, lochs and glens, including a boat trip on Loch Lomond, before reaching Fort William at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. A fitting finale to your trip is a train ride on the 'Jacobite' steam train, also known as the 'Hogwarts Express'. Mallaig is the gateway to the Isle of Skye and a temptation for further adventures. For more information on the West Highland Way, you can download our Free online guide, or visit our in-depth West Highland Way information page.

Itinerary

Day 1 West Highland Line from Glasgow to Ardlui Day 2 West Highland Way to Crianlarich 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 3 Walk the West Highland Way to Bridge of Orchy 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 4 West Highland Line to Spean Bridge 5 miles / 8 km Day 5 Walk the East Highland Way to Fort William 12 miles / 19 km Day 6 Ben Nevis climb or walks in Glen Nevis 10 miles / 16 km Day 7 West Highland Line to Mallaig - The ‘Jacobite’ steam train Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 5kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 5kg is equivalent to 1 Neapolitan margherita pizza.

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.

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