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 £375 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 experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the West Highland Way

“It was quite an experience. Enjoyed it thoroughly.”
Ms Kucera, Australia
“Excellent information pack provided which ensured a safe and well informed holiday.”
Mr Harrison, UK
“A lovely walk in beautiful scenery.”
Mr West, UK
“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“Beautiful walk and well organised by Contours.”
Mr Urban, USA
“Thank you for your hard work in booking this walkers holiday for us. We had a wonderful walk over 5 days of glorious sunshine. Much enjoyed & all went well.”
Mr Williams, UK
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, 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
“Excellent accommodation all along the way, baggage handling went without a hitch. Certainly organisation was excellent and everything went to plan.”
Mr Ashington, UK
"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)