West Highland Way

Description

  1. Name West Highland Way (WHW)
  2. Length of trail 153 km, 95 miles
  3. Length in days 8 days
  4. End of trail Fort William
  5. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

West Highland Way

95 miles, 153 km, 8 days

Long Distance Route in Scotland

The West Highland Way is a convenient walk for the beginning hiker and a good launch point for the Scottish Highlands. This walk, 153 km, 95 miles, can be done in a short weeks time. You do not really venture out into the higher and wilder parts of Scotland, except for the crossing of a pass. You do get however a multifaceted view of Scotland. From the green forests of Loch Lomond near Glasgow, along an old military road, over the Devil's Staircase, you will eventually view of the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis.

In Fort William, the end of the West Highland Way, starts another popular hike, namely the Great Glen Way, along Loch Ness. Or – better option? – go for a climb to the summit of one of the many Munros (a mountain of more than 3000 feet) and enjoy wild green Scotland from above. Assuming you choose a fine day, you will not regret this.

Select some tracks
West Highland Way, 162km
Wiesbadener Höhenweg, 20km
Walderlebnispfad Hutmannswald, 2.4km
West Highland Way - alternate, 5.9km
West Highland Way - alternate, 4.7km

Map

West Highland Way

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Loch Lomond, The Trossachs: 2016
  • The walks in this guide introduce the many facets of the Southern Highlands and range from easy loch-side strolls to strenuous expeditions onto some of the area`s highest mountains. Walking in Scotland is quite different from walking south of the border. In England there are only eight summits that top 3000 ft, while in Scotland there are 277,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Rob Roy Way
  • This long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2001 and is now widely recognised as a great trail. It runs for 77 miles (124 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycleway, disused railway trackbed, forest and moorland tracks and some minor road. Many places... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Rob Roy Way
  • This long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry was co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2001 and is now widely recognised as a great trail. It runs for 77 miles (124 km) along some of Scotland's finest lochs and glens, using historic footpaths, a cycleway, disused railway trackbed, forest and moorland tracks and some minor road. Many places... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Rob Roy Way | Rucksack Readers
  • Uitgevoerd in de vorm van een klapper, met ringband geeft deze gids een goede beschrijving van de lange afstands route. De kaarten zijn schetsmatig maar wel duidelijk. The Rob Roy Way is a long-distance walk from Drymen to Pitlochry, co-developed by Rucksack Readers in 2002. It runs for 79 miles (126 km) along some of Scotland's finest... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • The West Highland Way
  • The 93-mile West Highland Way is indisputably Britain's most spectacular long-distance path. The first section, following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, offers an idyllic waterside walk, with the full grandeur of the Highlands gradually revealing itself. Then, after crossing the barren wilderness of the Rannoch Moor, the walker climbs the... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • The West Highland Way
  • The 93-mile West Highland Way is indisputably Britain's most spectacular long-distance path. The first section, following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, offers an idyllic waterside walk, with the full grandeur of the Highlands gradually revealing itself. Then, after crossing the barren wilderness of the Rannoch Moor, the walker climbs the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The East Highland Way
  • The East Highland Way is a detailed and descriptive guide to the route developed by Kevin Langan in 2007. Beginning in Fort William and culminating in Aviemore, the trail forms a new link route between the northern end of the West Highland Way and the southern end of the Speyside Way. In addition, the route joins with the Great Glen Way at its... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The East Highland Way
  • The East Highland Way is a detailed and descriptive guide to the route developed by Kevin Langan in 2007. Beginning in Fort William and culminating in Aviemore, the trail forms a new link route between the northern end of the West Highland Way and the southern end of the Speyside Way. In addition, the route joins with the Great Glen Way at its... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids The East Highland Way | Luath Press
  • The East Highland Way is a detailed and descriptive guide to the route developed by Kevin Langan in 2007. Beginning in Fort William and culminating in Aviemore, the trail forms a new link route between the northern end of the West Highland Way and the southern end of the Speyside Way. In addition, the route joins with the Great Glen Way at its... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking The World's Most Exceptional Trails
  • The ultimate guide to the world's top walking vacations, selected for their unusual location, spectacular scenery, and awesome wildlife.From the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the West Highland Way in Scotland and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana, there are diverse walks presented here for hikers of all ages and abilities.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking The World's Most Exceptional Trails
  • The ultimate guide to the world's top walking vacations, selected for their unusual location, spectacular scenery, and awesome wildlife.From the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the West Highland Way in Scotland and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana, there are diverse walks presented here for hikers of all ages and abilities.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The West Highland Way
  • A guidebook to the West Highland Way trail from Milngavie, Glasgow, to Fort William. The 95 miles (152km) of the West Highland Way National Trail route, which was opened in 1980, passes through the lowlands to the highlands, accompanied by the bucolic splendour of the glens flanked by great mountains, the loveliness of Loch Lomond and the wild... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The West Highland Way
  • A guidebook to the West Highland Way trail from Milngavie, Glasgow, to Fort William. The 95 miles (152km) of the West Highland Way National Trail route, which was opened in 1980, passes through the lowlands to the highlands, accompanied by the bucolic splendour of the glens flanked by great mountains, the loveliness of Loch Lomond and the wild... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • West Highland Way
  • Fully revised second edition of the first of Trailblazer's 10-title series of British Walking Guides. The West Highland Way is the most popular long-distance path in the country, passing through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain. From the outskirts of Glasgow it winds for 95 miles along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond,... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • West Highland Way
  • Fully revised second edition of the first of Trailblazer's 10-title series of British Walking Guides. The West Highland Way is the most popular long-distance path in the country, passing through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain. From the outskirts of Glasgow it winds for 95 miles along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Big Walks of the North
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Big Walks of the North | Summersdale
  • From the Great Glen Way to the Coast to Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of northern Britain's landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling dales or tackling rugged mountain paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round. An indefatigable walker, David... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • West Highland Way
  • Fully revised 6th edition. The West Highland Way passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain. From the outskirts of Glasgow it winds for 96 miles (154.5km) along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond, across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor, over the mountains above Glencoe to a dramatic finish passing Ben Nevis - Britain's... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • West Highland Way
  • Fully revised 6th edition. The West Highland Way passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain. From the outskirts of Glasgow it winds for 96 miles (154.5km) along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond, across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor, over the mountains above Glencoe to a dramatic finish passing Ben Nevis - Britain's... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The West Highland Way
  • Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The West Highland Way
  • Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The West Highland Way | Birlinn
  • Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • West Highland Way - Easy-to-use Folding Map and Essential Information
  • The 153-kilometre West Highland Way encompasses the variety of Scotland`s wild places. The route, which begins in Milngavie and finishes in Fort William, passes from Glasgow, Scotland`s friendliest city, through lochs and forests, and across wild moors in the shadows of Munros. Offering panoramic views and clear waymarking, it is no wonder this... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Cape Wrath Trail South XT40
  • Cape Wrath Trail is a challenging route from Fort William to Cape Wrath. It is around 200 miles long and passes through some of Scotland's wildest and most spectacular scenery. The trail has evolved from use and is not an officially recognised National Trail. There is no single definitive route. There are various ways of tackling the traverse... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Cape Wrath Trail South XT40
  • Cape Wrath Trail is a challenging route from Fort William to Cape Wrath. It is around 200 miles long and passes through some of Scotland's wildest and most spectacular scenery. The trail has evolved from use and is not an officially recognised National Trail. There is no single definitive route. There are various ways of tackling the traverse... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelkaart Cape Wrath Trail South | Harvey Maps
  • The southern section of the Cape Wrath Trail, from Fort William to Strathcarron presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map covers this section of the trail on eight panels, showing both the western variant via Inverie and Shiel Bridge, and inland route along Loch Lochy and Invegarry.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • West Highland Way XT40
  • The West Highland Way is 96 miles (153 km) long and links Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William. It run's from Scotland's largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, Ben Nevis, through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.Detailed mapping, full legend in English, French and German. National Grid. Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • West Highland Way XT40
  • The West Highland Way is 96 miles (153 km) long and links Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William. It run's from Scotland's largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, Ben Nevis, through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.Detailed mapping, full legend in English, French and German. National Grid. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart West Highland Way | Harvey Maps
  • Wandelkaart van de West Highland Way met uitsnedes van de route. Leap forward in technical excellence. Tough, light and 100% wateproof. Compact and light - the map itself weighs just 60gms - a third of the weight of a laminated map, and much less bulky. And you can fold or refold it time and again, or stuff it in your back pocket and it... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart The West Highland Way | Footprint maps
  • The West Highland Way waterproof map from Footprint is a map-guide to the 95 mile (153km) route between Milngavie and Fort William. The mapping is based on Ordnance Survey data at a scale of 1:40,000, with compact and concise information for walkers. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Great Glen Way | Harvey Maps
  • Great Glen Way, a 126km/79 miles trail from Fort William along Loch Ness to Inverness, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route is covered on four overlapping panels, and includes street plans of Fort William (showing the start/end of the West Highland Way) and Inverness. Map... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart East Highland Way | Harvey Maps
  • East Highland Way, a 132km / 82 miles trail on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services presenting the route accompanied by extensive additional tourist information. The route links Fort Williams, the northern point of the West Highland Way and the southern point of the Great Glen Way, with Aviemore, the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Cape Wrath Trail North XT40
  • The northern section of the Cape Wrath Trail, from Strathcarron via Ullapool to Cape Wrath - the most north-westerly point in the mainland United Kingdom, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map covers this section of the trail on 12 overlapping panels. The whole Cape Wrath Trail is... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Cape Wrath Trail North XT40
  • The northern section of the Cape Wrath Trail, from Strathcarron via Ullapool to Cape Wrath - the most north-westerly point in the mainland United Kingdom, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map covers this section of the trail on 12 overlapping panels. The whole Cape Wrath Trail is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelkaart Cape Wrath Trail North | Harvey Maps
  • The northern section of the Cape Wrath Trail, from Strathcarron via Ullapool to Cape Wrath - the most north-westerly point in the mainland United Kingdom, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map covers this section of the trail on 12 overlapping panels. The whole Cape Wrath Trail is... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De Small Isles bestaan uit vier eilanden van de Inner Hebrides aan de Schotse westkust. Op de Small Isles, genaamd Eigg, Canna, Rum en Muck, woont slechts een handjevol mensen. De natuur,  het landschap, de vogelrijkdom en het uitzicht zijn daardoor overweldigend. Op alle eilanden kun je een korte wandeling maken, zeearenden spotten en langs... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De West Highland Way, Schotlands beroemde lange-afstandswandelpad, heeft een totale lengte van 152 kilometer en verbindt Glasgow met de hoogste berg, de Ben Nevis (1342 m), bij Fort William. Dit wandelpad biedt een prachtige dwarsdoorsnede van de Schotse natuur en cultuur. Wandelend tussen lochs en glens passeer je oude kasteelruïnes en... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - West Highland Way
  • Het beroemdste wandelpad van Schotland, de West Highland Way, voert u van Glasgow naar Fort William, aan de voet van de Ben Nevis, de hoogste berg van Schotland. U wandelt langs de oevers van het grote Loch Lomond, over de leegte van Rannoch Moor en door de engte van Glen Coe. Een fraaie kennismaking met de Highlands, waarbij u overnacht in... Read more
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