Scotland's West Highland Way

Guided walking holiday in Scotland

From £ 599.- / 8 days

Price per person based on shared accommodation

  • Walking a trail
  • Luggage transport included
  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
  • Part of the West Highland Way long distance walking trail.
  • Walker looking towards a high mountain in Scotland.
  • Walking path leading through the Western Scottisch Highlands.

Scotland's West Highland Way walking holiday to Scotland is a great way to discover the vast diversity and appeal of Scotland's landscapes.

Scotland's West Highland Way is Scotland's first official long distance walking route. It leads you through some of the best scenery in the Scottish lowlands and highlands, including Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Scotland's first National Park.

Other highlights of this guided walking holiday include the expanse of Rannoch Moor, the Devil's staircase, and Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Accommodation along the West Highland Way

During this guided walking holiday in Scotland you stay in hostel accommodation. The rooms have bunk beds and no single rooms are available. Usually there are separate rooms for men and women. Bed linen is provided, and showers and drying facilities are usually present.

Hostel along the West Highland Way in Scotland. Entrance of a hostel along the West Highland Way. Accommodation along the West Highland Way.

You'll be served a continental stye breakfast every morning of this guided walking holiday.

Please note that upgrading to hotel accommodation is possible, with prices from £895.- p.p. Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information on this option.

Walking on Scotland's West Highland Way

Grassy plain with high mountains in the background. People walking over a forest track during the West Highland Way guided walking holiday.

Scotland's West Highland Way is a 96 mile walk of superb variety with the Scottisch landscape becoming grander by the day. The walk follows paths, tracks and country roads. The average daily walking distance is about 13 miles with the longest day being the 5th with about 17 miles of walking and the 3rd day being the roughest.

Your hosts have walked the West Highland Way with many customers and the age range has been 12 to 83, so it's well within the scope of most reasonably fit and healthy walkers.

West Highland Way walking holiday itinerary

Forest in the Scottish Highlands. Path leading along two high mountains in Scotland.

Scotland's West Highland Way is Scotland's first official long distance route, ideally suited for a trail walking holiday.


Day 1 - Start of your guided walking holiday. You meet at Milngavie train station and after a short introduction start the West Highland Way in the heart of town. The first day's destination is the village of Drymen, about 12 miles (20km) away.

Day 2 - on the second walking day the Way heads through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You walk from Drymen, through the Garadhban forest, round Conic Hill, and along the shores of Loch Lomond, to Rowardennan, approximately 14 miles (23km) with lots of short ups and downs. Today's highlight - crossing into the Highlands and the views of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill.

Day 3 - Walk by the "Bonnie Bonnie Banks" of the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to Inverarnan, about 14 miles (24km) with quite a few of ascents and descends. Woodlands and water are never far away during this walk.

Day 4 - Walking up through Glen Falloch from Inverarnan to Tyndrum, about 13 miles (21km) with a long steady pull up in the morning and a few shorter ones later. You pass the half way point of the West Highland Way round about St Fillan's Kirk.

Day 5 - A day with wonderful wide vistas of Rannoch Moor. Continue from Tyndrum to Kingshouse hotel, app. 17 miles (28km) of mainly easy track walking, with some ascents of 100 - 150 metres.

Day 6 - Walk from Kingshouse and the edge of Glencoe, up and over the Devil's Staircase to Kinlochleven, about 11 miles (19km) with well graded ascents. The mountain landscapes just get bigger, wilder and grander.

Day 7 - The Way finally heads from Kinlochleven, through the Lairig Mor, over to Glen Nevis and down to the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain. A walk with a total distance of about 15 miles (24km). Finishing the route by the military road and forest paths with time to stand and absorb the air and scenery, reflect on memories over the walk and time to celebrate!

Day 8 - End of this guided walking holiday. Departure after breakfast for your onward journey. If staying in Glen Nevis, there is a local bus service into Fort William.

Dates and availability

Group of walkers with a guide resting. Buildings at the shore of a lake.

upgrade to hotel accommodation: - 8 days/7 nights -£ 895.- p.p.

The starting point for this guided trail walking holiday is Milngavie train station, which can be reached in a 20 minute journey from Queen Street train station in the middle of Glasgow. There are airport busses to Queen Street station.

Each year, there are set dates for this walking holiday on the West Highland Way, but additional dates or spaces are available for group booking and private guiding by arrangement. Minimum group size 6 people, maximum group size 15 people. Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information and dates.


Location guided walking holiday to Scotland - the West Highland Way

Holiday type

Trail icon Multiple accommodations Guided walking holiday
Guided walking holiday
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast

Price

From £ 599.- / 8 days

Price per person based on shared accommodation

  • Luggage transport included

Included

7 nights Accommodation, Breakfast, 7 guided walking days, daily transport as required, luggage transport

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference

WH-GD-SCCD01


Walking grade

Walking holiday in hills to low mountains
  • Hills to low mountains
  • Easy to moderate walking

Best time of the year

April - June
September - October


Walking Holiday by:

CNDO Scotland

Margaret

www.cndoscotland.com

Contact details

Languages spoken

English

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