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.

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 £438 - £518 Full Info Book
WH8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km £479 - £572 Full Info Book
WH9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £542 - £648 Full Info Book
WH10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £611 - £731 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 £296 - £336 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 £296 - £336 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Would we use Mickledore again? Definitely. Everything ran like clockwork. Many thanks for a really wonderful walk.

Megan Croese, Brisbane, Australia West Highland Way, July 2015
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We had a spectacular time hiking the West Highland Way, and all of the details of the trip were executed flawlessly! The accommodations were neat, clean, and entirely satisfactory, the hosts friendly and welcoming, food plentiful, and the luggage transport went without a glitch. While most of my communications with Mickledore were by email, I also telephoned twice and got an immediate response each time, which was reassuring. When I quizzed several of the B&B owners about their opinion of Mickledore versus other similar travel companies, they all said Mickledore was excellent, had great follow-up with them including re-confirming guests’ reservations in advance of their visit, and was superior to the competition in their attention to details. Thank you, Mickledore! We will definitely use your agency again and several friends will be doing so, too

Wendy Boettcher, Ventura, CA, USA West Highland Way, July 2015
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We are very pleased with our trip. It was great, everything was perfect. Friendly people, good accommodation, good service. Wonderful walking!

We will definitely use Mickledore for our next walk!

Palina Magnusdottir, Reykjavik, Iceland West Highland Way, May 2015
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