West Highland Way

The Westhighland Way is the first and probably the best known long distance walking way in Scotland, starting in Milngavie and ending in Fort William. Through the Lowlands, passing Loch Lomond, through the Glen Coe Valley up to the highlands 152km (92 miles) und approximately 4500m in height must be managed in total. Apart from two or three sections the way can be walked well. Milngavie is located nearby Glasgow, the biggest town of Scotland. Fort William ist located at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest peak of Scotland (1344 m). The route is marked very well. The Scottish Thistle shows the direction and it is almost impossible to lose one’s way.


The WHW is vanquished by approximately 75000 walkers each and every year. Some of them walk the total distance, others just single stages. For this reason we recommend to book an accommodation early. Especially between May and September it is difficult to find lodging on location.
Not each stage of the Westhighland Way is easy to walk. Especially between Rowardennan and Inversnaid and towards Inverarnan the way is extremely uncomfortable during rain. The way is not paved well and the stone steps are slippery. To us these had been the most difficult 4 km we had to walk. Nevertheless the Westhighland Way is a wonderful hiking way and even beginners should manage it well.

We wish you lots of fun hiking at the best known long distance walking way.

Ian und Klaus