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£530
WHW2 From Milngavie to Fort William 7 nights, 6 days walking Demanding£620
WHW3 From Milngavie to Fort William 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate / Demanding£705
WHW4 From Milngavie to Fort William 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate£795
WHW5 From Milngavie to Fort William 10 nights, 9 days walking Moderate£880

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

4 to 6 nights
48 miles
Moderate+
From £375 per person
A walk through the mountainous north section of the West Highland Way, from Crianlarich to Fort William.Find Out More
6 to 10 nights
95 miles
Moderate+
From £530 per person
A walking holiday from Milngavie to Fort William along the Highlands of Scotland.Find Out More
4 to 6 nights
47 miles
Moderate+
From £375 per person
Milngavie to Crianlarich along the southern half of the West Highland Way through the Scottish lowlands.Find Out More

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way

“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“Excellent information pack provided which ensured a safe and well informed holiday.”
Mr Harrison, UK
“Accommodation was ideal, all guest houses and hotels clean and well equipped. Baggage transfer service worked very well indeed. Excellent walking, wonderfully varied scenery and overall, pretty good weather conditions. The food and service at all guest houses and hotels were excellent”
Mr Armstrong, UK
“It was a fantastic experience. There were loads of people hiking and if ever something would happen to someone, there is always help at hand. As soon as I would be able to do another tour like this, I would definitely book with Contours Walking Holidays.”
Mrs Radtke, Germany
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, UK
“It was quite an experience. Enjoyed it thoroughly.”
Ms Kucera, Australia
“Smooth sailing! We had an excellent trip! Just perfect itinerary for our group.”
Ms Kampmann, UK
“Beautiful walk and well organised by Contours.”
Mr Urban, USA
“Overall, I enjoyed the experience of walking the West Highland Way very much.”
Ms Smith, Australia