The West Highland Way

Walking by most beautiful places of Scotland

Discover why, every year, thousands of hikers arrive in Milngavie to start the West Highland Way.

What is The West Highland Way

What is the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is a walking route of 154 kilometres. It begins in Milngavie, north of Glasgow, and ends at Fort William. It is probably Scotland’s most famous long-distance route.

The stages

The most common division of the West Highland Way is the eight-stage division, but it is possible to do so with more or less days, depending on the state of fitness of each one.

The West Highland Way Stages
The West Highland Way Stages

The stages

The most common division of the West Highland Way is the eight-stage division, but it is possible to do so with more or less days, depending on the state of fitness of each one.

West Highland Way Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation along the West Highland is rather scarce. Fortunately, camping is free in most stages, and there is always public transport at the start or end of every stage.

Transport

The public transport network allows us to connect the beginning and the finish of the West Highland Way with Glasgow, as well as to move between the start and the end of most stages.

The transport before, lasting and after the West Highland Way
The transport before, lasting and after the West Highland Way

Transport

The public transport network allows us to connect the beginning and the finish of the West Highland Way with Glasgow, as well as to move between the start and the end of most stages.


Mi experience

In 2015, I was lucky to be able to enjoy this wonderful walking route that is the West Highland Way.

Here you can find the travel diary I wrote during those eight stages that ended up being 9.

You will find reflections and personal experiences, but also the explanation of how and where the stage runs, as well as a map and profile in GPX format, which can be of more help to you.


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