West Highland Way

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

From £505 per person

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About the trail

From its jagged mountains to its glittering lochs, the Scottish Highlands offer up truly epic countryside – and the West Highland Way clambers right through it. Although the trail begins in wooded lowlands and along pebbled lochsides, it soon rises past dramatic cascades and over windswept moorland onto rugged mountainsides.

With mighty peaks as a constant staggering backdrop, the West Highland Way clambers ascents such as the Devil’s Staircase to win breath-taking views across the Scottish Highlands. This is a gorgeous and immersive route, supported by the villages dotted along its length that provide warm, cosy places to rest up.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Choose your route

  • West Highland Way
  • West Highland Way - North Section
  • West Highland Way - South Section

About this route

4 to 6 nights
47 miles
Moderate to Demanding
23rd March to 19th October

From £505 per person

West Highland Way - South Section

This walking holiday keeps to the lower-level trails of the southern half of the West Highland Way, steeped in Scottish landscapes and history. Through woodland and farmland, the route ascends to Conic Hill for a panoramic introduction to Loch Lomond.

Down it descends to the loch’s smooth shores, which lead the way to Inverarnan. Glen Falloch lies ahead, guiding the route into Crianlarich along gentle pathways well-suited to this more approachable section of the West Highland Way.

This route can be walked in the opposite direction upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
WHWS1 From Milngavie to Crianlarich 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding £505
WHWS2 From Milngavie to Crianlarich 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £620
WHWS3 From Milngavie to Crianlarich 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £745

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way - South Section

“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
“It was great. The accommodation was good except for sometimes No WiFi availability.”
Mr Raveh, Israel
“Great walking and we were very lucky with the weather. Looking forward to doing the northern section!”
Mrs Keattch, UK
“Perfect weather for walking, good accommodation and luggage always waiting for us on arrival.”
Mrs Shipley, Jersey
“Flawless logistics and excellent communications with Contours prior to travel. Contours has a seamless process that eliminates the need to worry about the ‘travel details’.”
Mr Haynes, USA
“It was a lovely holiday, made extra special by the particularly good weather we had, especially considering it was mid-September. The scenery was beautiful, the walks were challenging, without being too hard, and the accommodation, on the whole, was very good. It was very well organised and saved me a lot of time to try and do it myself, as well as giving us some reassurance before venturing on what may have been some isolated walks.”
Mrs Jervis, UK
“Truly wonderful! Everything from the luggage transfer to our accommodations ran completely smoothly. We were hooked on Day 1. Already planning on coming back to finish the north section of the West Highland Way, and looking into stile-free tours for my mom.”
Mrs McKenzie, USA
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