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

“Beautiful walk and well organised by Contours.”
Mr Urban, USA
“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
“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“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
“Excellent accommodation all along the way, baggage handling went without a hitch. Certainly organisation was excellent and everything went to plan.”
Mr Ashington, UK
“Loved it - even in the rain”
Mrs Rogers, UK
“Excellent information pack provided which ensured a safe and well informed holiday.”
Mr Harrison, UK
“Fabulous.... Everything went to plan”
Mr Needham, UK
"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)