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 £355 per person

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 walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way

“Gorgeous views! Hard walk, absolutely enjoyable...”
Mr Albareda, Argentina
“Loved it - even in the rain”
Mrs Rogers, 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 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
“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
“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
“We have just completed our second family Willcox/Wiegerinck walk with you (firstly Hadrian’s Wall 2016). Thanks for your excellent communications and organisation all went very smoothly. Now in our 60s and 70s but will certainly try to book with you again. Also have recommended Contours to our walking friends in Australia.”
Mr Willcox, Australia
“A lovely walk in beautiful scenery.”
Mr West, UK
“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