West Highland Way - South to North

A walking holiday along the West Highland Way from Milngavie in the South to Fort William in the North
West Highland Way Map

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We also offer these routes from North to South. For more information on walking these routes in the opposite direction, click here.

From Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow, the West Highland Way winds through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain to the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, at Fort William.

Starting in the lowlands, the West Highland Way passes through woodland and rolling farmland to Loch Lomond and then follows its shores to the village of Inverarnan at the head of the Loch. Beyond Inverarnan the trail runs up Glen Falloch past a succession of dramatic cascades and the village of Crianlarich to the Bridge of Orchy. It visits Loch Tulla and then crosses the bleak expanses of Rannoch Moor to the shelter of the Kingshouse Hotel. Continuing past mighty Buachaille Etive Mor, which guards the entrance to Glencoe, the West Highland Way climbs the 'Devil's Staircase', which provides magnificent mountain views, before descending to the village of Kinlochleven at the head of Loch Leven. The final stage of this spectacular trail crosses the Lairigmor pass to Glen Nevis and the busy little town of Fort William, with glorious views of Loch Leven, the pinnacled ridge of the Aonach Eagach and the vast bulk of Ben Nevis.

We also offer the West Highland Way as a trail running holiday, for those eager to enjoy this trail at speed. Click here to find out more.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experiencing Scotland’s first designated long distance walking path.
  • Sharing a sense of camaraderie with fellow walkers and mountain lovers.
  • Strolling on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest loch.
  • Spotting red deer in the open expanses of wild Rannoch Moor.

West Highland Way - South to North

Total Distance 95 miles (152 km)
Start and Finish Milngavie to Fort William
Availability 25th March to 13th October
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West Highland Way Glen Coe
West Highland Way Rannoch Moor
West Highland Way Loch Lomond

If you do not require the first nights accommodation in Milngavie, please choose the tour options with the X at the end of the tour code when booking.

Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WHW6 6 nights, 5 days walking £460 per person More Information Book Online
WHW6X 5 nights, 5 days walking £410 per person More Information Book Online
WHW7 7 nights, 6 days walking £525 per person More Information Book Online
WHW7X 6 nights, 6 days walking £475 per person More Information Book Online
WHW1 8 nights, 7 days walking £580 per person More Information Book Online
WHW1X 7 nights, 7 days walking £530 per person More Information Book Online
WHW2 9 nights, 8 days walking £655 per person More Information Book Online
WHW2X 8 nights, 8 days walking £605 per person More Information Book Online
WHW3 10 nights, 9 days walking £730 per person More Information Book Online
WHW3X 9 nights, 9 days walking £660 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£35 per person / per night
£30 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (Bridge of Orchy)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Inveroran)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Kingshouse)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Rowardennan)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Don’t have the time for the complete walk?

We also offer the West Highland Way in two sections, giving those with less time the opportunity to complete the trail in stages.


West Highland Way South - South to North

West Highland Way South Map

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Total Distance 47 miles (75 km)
Start and Finish Milngavie to Crianlarich
Availability 25th March to 13th October

The South section of the West Highland Way runs from Milngavie to Crainlarich. The trail follows historic routes, from old military roads, drover’s roads and disused railway lines and takes in the best of the Scottish lowlands.

From Milngavie, the route heads northwards through woodland and open farmland. After a climb over Conic Hill, wonderful views of Loch Lomond are revealed and the Highland Boundary Fault line can be identified. The trail then winds down to the shores of Loch Lomond until Inverarnan, where the Drovers’ Inn offers a drink, along with tales of its fascinating history.

Beyond Inverarnan, the trail runs up Glen Falloch where the River Falloch flows into the loch, before the route reaches Crainlarich and the northern sections of the West Highland way continue into the highlands.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experiencing Scotland’s lochs and lowlands.
  • Strolling on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest loch.
  • The spectacular views as you look back over Loch Lomond from Conic Hill.
  • Taking a rest at the famous Drovers’ Inn, Inverarnan.
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West Highland Way between Kinlochleven and Fort William
West Highland Way falls in Glen Falloch
West Highland Way shores of Loch Lomond
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WHWS1 4 nights, 3 days walking £350 per person More Information Book Online
WHWS2 5 nights, 4 days walking £430 per person More Information Book Online
WHWS3 6 nights, 5 days walking £510 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£35 per person / per night
£30 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (Rowardennan)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

West Highland Way North - South to North

West Highland Way North Map

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Total Distance 48 miles (76.5 km)
Start and Finish Crianlarich to Fort William
Availability 25th March to 13th October

The North section of the West Highland Way runs through the more challenging, mountainous terrain from Crainlarich to Fort William. The route uses old military and drovers’ roads as it passes to the Bridge of Orchy, which acts as a gateway to the spectacular wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Here, there is plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife including Roe deer and Red deer.

After the desolation of Rannoch Moor, the trail passes Glencoe and climbs the ‘Devil’s Staircase,’ a path through the Aonach Eagach mountains of Scotland. From here, you will be met by breath-taking views over the surrounding landscapes and of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, in the distance.

From Kinlochleven, the trail crosses the Lairigmor pass to Glen Nevis and ends in Fort William, where Ben Nevis looms over this bustling town.

Holiday Highlights

  • Sharing a sense of camaraderie with fellow walkers and mountain lovers.
  • Climbing the challenging highland section, including the ‘Devil’s Staircase.’
  • The wilderness of Rannoch Moor.
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West Highland Way river Orchy
West Highland Way Kinlochleven view
West Highland Way Bridge of Orchy
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WHWN1 4 nights, 3 days walking £340 per person More Information Book Online
WHWN2 5 nights, 4 days walking £430 per person More Information Book Online
WHWN3 6 nights, 5 days walking £510 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£35 per person / per night
£30 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (Inveroran)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Kingshouse)
£55 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Mr Julyan. UK.

Another really good Contours experience. I enjoyed the variety and contrast of Loch Lomond vs the more mountainous northern half of the trail.

Mrs Robertson. UK.

Thank you for an excellent service, everything went exactly as planned. Well done to everyone.