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Walk the West Highland Way

A walking holiday along the iconic long-distance route between Milngavie and Fort William.

4 to 10 nights
47-95 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

Contours Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Contours provide everything you need to discover the West Highland Way at your own pace.

The West Highland Way

  • Clamber across a wide variety of enticing terrain, including rugged mountains, windswept moorlands and pebbled lochsides.

  • Enjoy breath-taking panoramas from a range of incredible viewpoints along the trail, such as atop Conic Hill and the Devil’s Staircase.

  • Explore Scottish history and culture in the many welcoming towns and villages along the route, each brimming with unique charm.
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© Contours Walking Holidays West Highland Way map
Milngavie to Fort William
95 miles (152 km)
24th March to 13th October

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
WHW1 From Milngavie to Fort William 6 nights, 5 days walking Strenuous£545
WHW2 From Milngavie to Fort William 6 nights, 6 days walking Demanding£635
WHW3 From Milngavie to Fort William 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate / Demanding£725
WHW4 From Milngavie to Fort William 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate£815
WHW5 From Milngavie to Fort William 10 nights, 9 days walking Moderate£905

Select a tour

About Contours Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays organise self-guided walking tours in the UK and Ireland. We arrange everything so that you can walk your chosen route at your own pace. Our holidays are flexible, customisable and suit walkers of all ages and abilities. We also cater for solo travellers, groups, families and walkers with dogs, thanks to our extensive selection of itineraries.

What's included

Shorter Walks

Not keen on tackling the full West Highland Way? Then look to our alternative routes on this trail below, or browse the rest of our website. We have a range of over one hundred unique trails, each with their own special charm, so you're sure to find a self-guided walking holiday that suits you.

Routes on this trail

West Highland Way
6 to 10 nights
95 miles
Moderate+
From £545 per person
A walking holiday from Milngavie to Fort William along the Highlands of Scotland.Find Out More
West Highland Way - South section
4 to 6 nights
47 miles
Moderate+
From £385 per person
Milngavie to Crianlarich along the southern half of the West Highland Way through the Scottish lowlands.Find Out More
West Highland Way - North Section
4 to 6 nights
49 miles
Moderate+
From £385 per person
A walk through the mountainous north section of the West Highland Way, from Crianlarich to Fort William.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way

“Great walk, nice accommodations.”
Mr Johannsmeier, Germany
“The hike is awesome and highly recommended for fit travellers. Had a great time and met many wonderful people.”
Mr Osmus, USA
“Stunning start, a bit wet and windy at the end, but fun for the entire time! We were very pleased with the arrangements and the accommodations.”
Dr Mcllroy, USA
“Second time using Contours. Overall, happy. Staff were able to answer my initial questions about the booking. Had great typical Scottish weather but no really major wet days.”
Ms Yong, Australia
“The delivered package was very helpful. The West Highland Way booklet, directions etc. etc. helped in the total great experience. Apart from the perfect arrangements the weather was perfect. Five days of Scotland and not one drop of rain! If this is the standard, we'll be back.”
Mr Buurman, Netherlands
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, UK
“Thank you for your hard work in booking this walkers holiday for us. We had a wonderful walk over 5 days of glorious sunshine. Much enjoyed & all went well.”
Mr Williams, UK
“Smooth sailing! We had an excellent trip! Just perfect itinerary for our group.”
Ms Kampmann, UK
“Luggage transfers worked well. All guest houses were expecting us. Taxi service to and from Kinlochleven worked well taxi lady very pleasant and told us some history of the area.”
Dr Le Ball, UK