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West Highland Way – 10 Day
Scotland, West Highland Way | Self-Guided Walking Tours | 10 Days | £749
The West Highland Way is one of the Worlds famous way marked trails. Its stretches 154km from the outskirts of Glasgow in the South to the foothills of the UK’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis – in the North.
The Way takes you along the shores of Loch Lomond and into the very heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Tour Pricing & Dates
10 Day Tour – £749 per person sharing
Single Supplement – +£300
Tour Dates – Available March to October
Tour Grade – Easy
Accommodation – Guesthouse (en suite)
Day 1 Glasgow to Milngavie
From central Glasgow you will catch a train to Milngavie from where your tour begins.
Day 2 Overnight Drymen
A perfect introduction to the West Highland Way, your trail follows a series of old railway lines, country tracks and lanes offering you your first glimpse of the mountains. Birds of prey like the Kestrel and red kite patrol the area and some roe deer are usually visible. An abundance of seasonal flowers are usually on view. Distance 19.5km assent 200m Approx time 5.5hrs
Day 3 Overnight Rowardennan
The first part of your day takes you through Garadhban forest and across Conic Hill overlooking the village of Balmaha with Loch Lomond also coming into view. After passing Balmaha you will travel along the shores of Loch Lomond and through Ben Lomond National Park. Distance 22km assent 345m Approx time 6.5hrs
Day 4 Overnight Inverarnan
Today you will mostly travel along the shores of the Loch under the shadows of Ben Lomond while meandering through a mixture of woodlands. Keep an eye out for the Golden Eagle known to frequent these parts of Scotland. Distance 22km assent 222m Approx time 6.5hrs
Day 5 Overnight Tyndrum
Your last days walking takes you north-west along the base of Ben Glas mountain, through Glen Folloch and onto Strath Fillan. The River Folloch will transverse a large part of your day on your way to the end of the way in Tyndrum Distance 21km assent 200m Approx time 6hrs
Day 6 Tyndrum to Inveroran
An easy section that takes you north out of Tyndrum on an old military road that was constructed around 1750 and along by the West Highland Railway-Line that links Glasgow with Fort William. The views along this section are mainly dominated by two mountains on the right; first Beinn Odhar and then Beinn Dorain. The section may be easy but it is incredibly beautiful; in summer it offers an array of wild flowers and green pastures. Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 145 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 7 Inveroran to Kingshouse
One of the most remote sections of the trail which follows an old drover’s road that skirts along the western fringe of Rannoch Moor. Today you will experience all the peace and serenity that the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Wild red deer; black grouse and sheep roam at will here. Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 90 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 8 Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
From Kingshouse the trail enters the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and at Altnafeadh climbs steadily over the Devils Staircase. This is an old military road that rises to almost 500Mtrs; at its highest point before making a long descent into Kinlochleven. Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 250 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
Day 9 Kinlochleven to Fort William
The final section of the West Highland Way takes you back onto the old military road; with a steady climb out of Kinlochleven; through an area of natural woodlands that every now and then offers you some splendid views over Loch Leven and back over part of your previous walk. You will pass an old ruined village called Tigh-Na-Sleubhaich and clear evidence of its once inhabitants can still be seen to the present day. The final part of the trail takes you down into Glen Nevis where you will have some great views of Ben Nevis; Scotland’s highest mountain. The trail finishes at the visitors centre in Fort William. Distance: 24 km, Ascent: 225 m Approximate walking time: 7 hrs
Day 10 Depart
Today you will depart the Scottish Highlands by train back to Glasgow or stay an extra few days and explore further the Scottish Highlands.
✓ 9 nights B&B and full breakfast All accommodation is pre-booked in approved and carefully selected guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
✓ Luggage transfers while you walk with a small day pack
✓ Maps and All Route Notes
✓ Details of restaurants and places of interest along the way
✓ All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation, during the tour and back at the end of the tour
✓ Full back up service should you require it while on our tour