West Highland Way - 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
This 7 day option is ideal for those with less time looking for a challenging walk.
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 98 miles (158 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.
ItineraryDay 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 Crianlarich 20.5 miles / 32.5 km Day 4 Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 5 Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven 21.5 miles / 34 km Day 6 Kinlochleven to Fort William 15 miles / 24 km Day 7 Onward Travel
This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store.
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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At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided hiking or biking adventure.
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You choose your departure date and who you travel with, we do the rest.
We sort accommodation and luggage transfers and provide your route in an easy-to-use app.
We give you everything you need to travel independently but we're here 24/7 if you need us.
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