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

“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
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, UK
“Loved it - even in the rain”
Mrs Rogers, UK
“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“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
“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
“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
“Gorgeous views! Hard walk, absolutely enjoyable...”
Mr Albareda, Argentina
“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
"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)