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 £512 - £599 Full Info Book
WH8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km £562 - £663 Full Info Book
WH9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £637 - £753 Full Info Book
WH10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £707 - £837 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 £345 - £388 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 £345 - £388 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

My husband and I, along with three friends, walked the West Highland Way in July and afterwards my husband and I walked the Cotswold Way by ourselves. Every place we stayed was clean and comfortable with friendly, helpful hosts. It was the same story for my husband and I on the Cotswold Way. We had no problems or complaints with any of the places we stayed.

We would like to thank you for organising these walking tours for us. They were both just excellent. We really appreciated the variety of places you chose for us to stay … from old to new and B&Bs to hotels, they were wonderful choices. Everyone made us feel welcome and were very helpful to us. Whenever we tell anyone about our trips, we make sure to tell them about Mickledore. We hope to use your services again sometime!

West Highland Way, June 2017
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We had an absolutely perfect time! We enjoyed all our accommodations and their proprietors. It could not have been better. We know our group of 12 was large and complicated but Mickledore’s staff did an absolutely fabulous job of keeping up with our changes. Thank you for a job well done. We will be back for another of your wonderful walking holidays.

West Highland Way, May 2017
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The most challenging walk we have ever experienced, however so rewarding, out stays were fab, would certainly do it again, over 8-10 days next time!! Thank You.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, absolutely.

West Highland Way, May 2017
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