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

“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
“Accommodation was ideal, all guest houses and hotels clean and well equipped. Baggage transfer service worked very well indeed. Excellent walking, wonderfully varied scenery and overall, pretty good weather conditions. The food and service at all guest houses and hotels were excellent”
Mr Armstrong, UK
“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
“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
“Excellent accommodation all along the way, baggage handling went without a hitch. Certainly organisation was excellent and everything went to plan.”
Mr Ashington, UK
“A lovely walk in beautiful scenery.”
Mr West, UK
“The lodgings were excellent, comfortable and friendly.”
Mr Mogan, Canada
“The hike is awesome and highly recommended for fit travellers. Had a great time and met many wonderful people.”
Mr Osmus, 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