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West Highland Way

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 £420 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
“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 hike is awesome and highly recommended for fit travellers. Had a great time and met many wonderful people.”
Mr Osmus, USA
“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
“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
“I absolutely loved this holiday which was completely diffrent to my previous holiday walking experiences. I loved the scenery walking along Loch Lomond and through glen coe and I enjoyed the way the scenery changed each day as I walked further north. I will have to do it again one day! A really great holiday and walking experience that I would do again in a flash! I did the five day walk which is quite strenuous but the longer agendas make it suitable for anyone to undertake and they will definitely enjoy it. I have frequently booked holidays with contours and intend to continue to do so.”
Mr Madge, UK
“Stunning start, a bit wet and windy at the end, but fun for the entire time! We were very pleased with the arrangements and the accommodations.”
Dr Mcllroy, USA
“It was a lovely holiday, made extra special by the particularly good weather we had, especially considering it was mid-September. The scenery was beautiful, the walks were challenging, without being too hard, and the accommodation, on the whole, was very good. It was very well organised and saved me a lot of time to try and do it myself, as well as giving us some reassurance before venturing on what may have been some isolated walks.”
Mrs Jervis, 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
"Windswept Tree" by Kevin Banks (2021)
"Away from it all" by Kevin Banks (2021)
"View of Loch Lomond" by Clive Nielsen (2021)
"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)