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

“The hike is awesome and highly recommended for fit travellers. Had a great time and met many wonderful people.”
Mr Osmus, USA
“Beautiful walk and well organised by Contours.”
Mr Urban, USA
“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
“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
“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“A lovely walk in beautiful scenery.”
Mr West, UK
“Excellent information pack provided which ensured a safe and well informed holiday.”
Mr Harrison, UK
“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
“Loved it - even in the rain”
Mrs Rogers, 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)