West Highland Way

The West Highland Way was the first long distance footpath to be established in Scotland. The route begins in Milngavie near Glasgow and after 95 miles of outstanding scenery, finishes in Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. The West Highland Way connects with the Great Glen Way, which Mickledore also offers to walkers, who want to walk all the way from Milngavie to Inverness.

The West Highland Way threads through Scotland’s history, following in the footsteps of drovers, pilgrims, soldiers, clansmen and cattle-rushers. Some of the walking is straightforward and some of it involves scrambling. It is important to note that some areas can be very exposed and must be taken seriously, as the weather in Scotland is very unpredictable.

Click here to read about our colleague Tara’s walk on The West Highland Way.

Our Holidays

We have a range of walking holidays along the West Highland Way from our full 6, 7, 8 or 9 day option, to our shorter 3 day options. Make your choice depending on your available time and the pace you find most comfortable. Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each West Highland Way walking holiday.

The Whole West Highland Way

Milngavie to Fort William 95 miles/153 km

We offer 4 holidays covering the whole route - the longer the holiday, the shorter you have to walk each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WH7 6 days walking (7 nights) 16 miles/26 km £543 - £631 Full Info Book
WH8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km £596 - £699 Full Info Book
WH9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £678 - £796 Full Info Book
WH10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £752 - £885 Full Info Book

West Highland Way - The Lowlands and Lochs

Milngavie to Crianlarich 46 miles/74 km

Dramatic scenery along the banks of Loch Lomond.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WHL4 3 days walking (4 nights) 15 miles/24 km £366 - £410 Full Info Book

West Highland Way - The Highlands

Crianlarich to Fort William 49 miles/79 km

A fine walk through the Scottish Highlands.

Code Length Average per day Price range
WHH4 3 days walking (4 nights) 16 miles/26 km £366 - £410 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

I love you guys! I recommend you frequently to my friends! You make travelling so easy. We just don’t have the same quality of service for booking walking holidays here in the States, so I keep returning to you guys. I can’t wait to book my fourth holiday with you!

West Highland Way, August 2018
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We enjoyed the hike and liked the variation of guest houses and hotels, very friendly people, very well received. We enjoyed the luxury of the room with tea and coffee, etc, excellent packed lunches and our luggage transport. We are impressed by the quality of the organisation of the trip and the services rendered.

West Highland Way, August 2018
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Every detail perfect, a stress-free vacation in beautiful places. Every place we’ve stayed in our two trips organised by Mickledore has been top notch and delightful. Thank you for another wonderful vacation, we’re already looking at number three.

West Highland Way, May 2018
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