• SELF-GUIDED
  • 9 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 1,185 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 620 per person

OVERVIEW

Walk the West Highland Way, Scotland's most popular long-distance trail. Starting just north of Glasgow, the route runs for 150km along the shores of Loch Lomond and deep into the rugged highlands. Experience the friendly Scottish hospitality and the warmth of a wee dram after a day on the trails.

Beginning in the lowlands, forest trails lead to the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and  into spectacular mountain landscapes. Venturing northwards, the route makes use of old drover's roads and ancient military tracks as you cross one of Europe's last great areas of wilderness, Rannoch Moor, to the famous Kingshouse Hotel. Known as a 'sanctuary in the wilderness', enjoy a local craft brew with views across to Buachaille Etive Mor, Scotland's most photographed mountain.  Climb the Devil's staircase and descend to Kinlochleven before ending at the lively, highland town of Fort William.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance hiking trail
  • Walk along the banks of bonnie Loch Lomond
  • Enjoy the warmth of a Highland whisky and Scottish hospitality
  • Cross from Scotland’s lowlands into the rugged highlands
  • Hike across the beautiful wilderness of Rannoch Moor
  • Walk through Glen Nevis to the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
9 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 1185 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 620 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8 nights accommodation in 3* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Maps, guidebook and route summary
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • A night in famous Kingshouse wilderness hotel
  • Complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance hiking trail
  • Enjoy the warmth of a Highland whisky and Scottish hospitality
  • Walk through Glen Nevis to the foot of UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

During this tour, you will spend each night in 3* hotels and guest houses. The accommodation on this tour has been chosen for its location. A real highlight is the Kingshouse Hotel which has been welcoming walkers for decades. Your hosts are knowledgeable about the region and are happy to help with any questions or assistance you might need. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As many of the overnight stays are in remote settings, on occasion we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process. For this tour, we would always advise booking as soon as you have chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 8 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with friends and family but would like your own then just let us know at the time of booking. Single rooms can be booked for an additional payment.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from April through to October.

So the saying goes in Scotland, always be prepared for a change of weather! Regardless of when you travel, you can experience rainy days with temperatures dipping to 12°C and on the same day, clear skies and sunshine of up to 22°C. In the early and later weeks of the season, it isn’t unusual to see snow on the mountain tops and you may even experience a frost. May and June are usually the months with the least rainfall, followed by July, August and September. However, what Scotland lacks in warm weather, it truly makes up for it with hospitality.

THE WALKING

Graded moderate with several moderate to challenging days. An active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable. Along with your usual walks, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed. Days are generally easy-going underfoot and you should be used to be covering up to 25km per day with up to 600m of ascent and descent. The route will have sections of ascending, rocky trails and in places, lose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and very well way-marked. You will walk on forest tracks, hill paths, bridleways and across the moorland. You will also walk through some towns and villages. Although the route is well waymarked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily walk summaries, a map, a guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device. The weather in Scotland can change quickly and as such, you should always be prepared.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Milngavie, Glasgow and finishes in Fort William.

To Milngavie
Milngavie is a 20-minute train journey north of Glasgow city. Glasgow Airport has extensive connections to most UK and many international airports. The airport connects through to the central station via the Airport Shuttle bus (journey time around 30mins). From the central station, you can take a train service to Milngavie.

If travelling from London, we would suggest taking a domestic flight to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and then catching the train to Milngavie.

Caledonian Sleeper Train
A great way to travel from London is by taking the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train. Depending on the day, services depart London Euston around 11 pm, travel through the night and arrive in Glasgow at around 7.30 am the following day.

Onward Travel From Fort William
Fort William has great train connections through to Glasgow (4hrs), Edinburgh (5hrs) and London. Travelling to London you can either travel during the day (9hrs, with a change of stations in Glasgow) or return by the Caledonian Sleeper service, departing Fort William at 11 pm and arriving the next morning into London Euston at 8 am.

For all train travel in the UK, please check The Trainline or National Rail for timetables, prices and ticket purchases.

If travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper Service, please check Caledonian Sleeper for information.

Another useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1185

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 620
  • 1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1230

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 645

sections

Overview

Walk the West Highland Way, Scotland's most popular long-distance trail. Starting just north of Glasgow, the route runs for 150km along the shores of Loch Lomond and deep into the rugged highlands. Experience the friendly Scottish hospitality and the warmth of a wee dram after a day on the trails.

Beginning in the lowlands, forest trails lead to the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and  into spectacular mountain landscapes. Venturing northwards, the route makes use of old drover's roads and ancient military tracks as you cross one of Europe's last great areas of wilderness, Rannoch Moor, to the famous Kingshouse Hotel. Known as a 'sanctuary in the wilderness', enjoy a local craft brew with views across to Buachaille Etive Mor, Scotland's most photographed mountain.  Climb the Devil's staircase and descend to Kinlochleven before ending at the lively, highland town of Fort William.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance hiking trail
  • Walk along the banks of bonnie Loch Lomond
  • Enjoy the warmth of a Highland whisky and Scottish hospitality
  • Cross from Scotland’s lowlands into the rugged highlands
  • Hike across the beautiful wilderness of Rannoch Moor
  • Walk through Glen Nevis to the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 8 nights accommodation in 3* hotels & guest houses
  • All luggage transfers
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Maps, guidebook and route summary
  • Flexible itinerary to add or remove days
  • A night in famous Kingshouse wilderness hotel
  • Complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance hiking trail
  • Enjoy the warmth of a Highland whisky and Scottish hospitality
  • Walk through Glen Nevis to the foot of UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis
Accommodation & Dining

During this tour, you will spend each night in 3* hotels and guest houses. The accommodation on this tour has been chosen for its location. A real highlight is the Kingshouse Hotel which has been welcoming walkers for decades. Your hosts are knowledgeable about the region and are happy to help with any questions or assistance you might need. Of course, you can always call us too should you need anything during your walk. As many of the overnight stays are in remote settings, on occasion we may have to book another similar accommodation of equal standard. We will discuss these options with you during the booking process. For this tour, we would always advise booking as soon as you have chosen your travel dates. The hotels on this tour get very busy.

Dining
You will be provided with 8 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with friends and family but would like your own then just let us know at the time of booking. Single rooms can be booked for an additional payment.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This walk is available from April through to October.

So the saying goes in Scotland, always be prepared for a change of weather! Regardless of when you travel, you can experience rainy days with temperatures dipping to 12°C and on the same day, clear skies and sunshine of up to 22°C. In the early and later weeks of the season, it isn’t unusual to see snow on the mountain tops and you may even experience a frost. May and June are usually the months with the least rainfall, followed by July, August and September. However, what Scotland lacks in warm weather, it truly makes up for it with hospitality.

THE WALKING

Graded moderate with several moderate to challenging days. An active lifestyle makes walking more enjoyable. Along with your usual walks, an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed. Days are generally easy-going underfoot and you should be used to be covering up to 25km per day with up to 600m of ascent and descent. The route will have sections of ascending, rocky trails and in places, lose terrain underfoot. Trails are very well-defined and very well way-marked. You will walk on forest tracks, hill paths, bridleways and across the moorland. You will also walk through some towns and villages. Although the route is well waymarked, for each of your walks, you will be provided with daily walk summaries, a map, a guidebook and the GPX tracks if you require to use them for your own device. The weather in Scotland can change quickly and as such, you should always be prepared.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

This walk starts in Milngavie, Glasgow and finishes in Fort William.

To Milngavie
Milngavie is a 20-minute train journey north of Glasgow city. Glasgow Airport has extensive connections to most UK and many international airports. The airport connects through to the central station via the Airport Shuttle bus (journey time around 30mins). From the central station, you can take a train service to Milngavie.

If travelling from London, we would suggest taking a domestic flight to either Glasgow or Edinburgh and then catching the train to Milngavie.

Caledonian Sleeper Train
A great way to travel from London is by taking the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train. Depending on the day, services depart London Euston around 11 pm, travel through the night and arrive in Glasgow at around 7.30 am the following day.

Onward Travel From Fort William
Fort William has great train connections through to Glasgow (4hrs), Edinburgh (5hrs) and London. Travelling to London you can either travel during the day (9hrs, with a change of stations in Glasgow) or return by the Caledonian Sleeper service, departing Fort William at 11 pm and arriving the next morning into London Euston at 8 am.

For all train travel in the UK, please check The Trainline or National Rail for timetables, prices and ticket purchases.

If travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper Service, please check Caledonian Sleeper for information.

Another useful planning tool for travel is Rome2Rio should you be travelling from, or to, other destinations.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1185
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 620
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Apr 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1230
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 645
    DETAILS

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