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 $1066 - $1230 Full Info Book
WH8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km $1172 - $1363 Full Info Book
WH9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km $1334 - $1552 Full Info Book
WH10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1452 - $1698 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 $726 - $808 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 $726 - $808 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Great work – keep it up!

West Highland Way, July 2019
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We have used you about 6 times now and every time the quality of everything you do is outstanding. We booked late this year and were amazed you managed to get us such good accommodation, thank you! All the hosts say how brilliant Mickledore are and how they love working with you.

West Highland Way, July 2019
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I was looking for a company that would take care of everything, so I wouldn’t have to think very much and just enjoy the holiday. And you did just that. I felt we were in good hands, with a professional team with quite a lot of experience. You even planned outstanding weather for us!! We hardly used our rain gear and you kept the midges away.

West Highland Way, May 2019
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