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The West Highland Way

Walking Scotland’s first long-distance footpath

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  • Full Board

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore 96 miles of Scotland’s most outstanding scenery, walking south to north
  • Take in the wild beauty of Glen Coe
  • Walk the well-known trail from the lowlands of central Scotland to the rugged highlands at Fort William
  • Ascend the Devil’s Staircase out of Glen Coe

Scotland’s first official long distance (and one of the most popular) route links Milngavie to Fort William, a distance of 96 miles, from the northern outskirts of Glasgow, to the foot of Ben Nevis.

The path will be taken from south to north as the southern stages are easier, building you up for the more strenuous walking in the northern section. The continuous trail passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan. We will cross Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe before climbing the Devil’s Staircase. We then descend to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis.

There is a wide range of different terrains on this holiday, ranging from lowland moors, dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions in the Scottish Highlands. This variety of environments provides habitats for a diverse range of wildlife species, both flora and fauna. Some species are more common than others and some are rarely seen.

This is a nine night, eight walking days holiday, which is taken at an energetic pace. Some days may feel as though they are at the top of the grade and poor weather may accelerate this. 

We are based in two centres, with the majority of the time spent in Gartmore. Two nights towards the end of the holiday will be spent in the Onich area to prevent too much travelling each day. 

  • Half board en suite accommodation
  • Packed lunches provided on all walk days
  • Private minibus transport to and from the trailheads
  • Services of a dedicated tour leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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