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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£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

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
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

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way

“Excellent accommodation all along the way, baggage handling went without a hitch. Certainly organisation was excellent and everything went to plan.”
Mr Ashington, UK
“Scotland's West Highland Way was wonderful. We did it North to South (half way) and thought that this way was preferable to the other more common one. Our lodging was great. Contours staff over and over and over again were so helpful in making this trip happen. Thank you for the help. Contours even gave me detailed help for trains to get from one area of Scotland to the starting area as well as from the ending city to another city. Being very unfamiliar with the train/bus systems in the UK, it is hard to figure out from afar. Again, thank you.”
Mrs Woodward, USA
“The hike is awesome and highly recommended for fit travellers. Had a great time and met many wonderful people.”
Mr Osmus, USA
“Beautiful walk and well organised by Contours.”
Mr Urban, USA
“It was one of the best walks we have done - we loved it. We were so lucky with the weather - blue skies, sunshine, warmth - and this was the Scottish Highlands!”
Mr Hamon, UK
“Thank you for all your arrangements - was a wonderful walk; busy, but not excessively, met interesting people and the scenery of course was spectacular. I had a permanent grin on my face! Have completed 9 trails now and the West Highland Way heads the list. The weather was kind, which always helps, but the mountains will tug, no, are already tugging me back. Great Glen Way as a 'starter' next April? As you may have surmised, I loved it!”
Mrs Douglas, UK
“The beauty of the land and the joy of everyone we met (Scottish and all) made the trip wonderful. We went North to South and found that the first few day in the Highlands were the best even in a gail and heavy rain. But all of the West Highland Way was fantastic.”
Mr Connors, 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
“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