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 £360 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

“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
“Perfect weather for walking, good accommodation and luggage always waiting for us on arrival.”
Mrs Shipley, Jersey
“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 absolutely fabulous. Excellent accommodation/food and scenery. This is our second time walking the WHW - it was so good the first time and the second did not disappoint! Great accommodation, stunning scenery and everything organised for us.”
Mr Easter, UK
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, 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
“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
“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
“Overall, I enjoyed the experience of walking the West Highland Way very much.”
Ms Smith, Australia
"Sore Feet statue in Fort William" by Jodi Greenspan (2019)
"Altnafeadh" by Jodi Greenspan (2019)
"Rannoch Moor" by Peggy Adams (2018)
"The Four Hats" by Peggy Adams (2018)
"Bridge of Orchy" by John Wilkins (2018)
"View from atop Conic Hill" by John Wilkins (2018)
"Conic Hill" by Shermyun Neo (2018)
"Arriving at Glencoe" by Anne Swindell (2018)
"Morning Mist over Kinlochleven" by Jan Augustine (2017 Photo Competition Winner)
"Looking Down to Inveroran" by Jan Augustine (2017)