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, 161km
Wiesbadener Höhenweg, 20km
Walderlebnispfad Hutmannswald, 2.4km
West Highland Way - alternate, 5.9km
West Highland Way - alternate, 4.7km

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West Highland Way

Books

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2020
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2018
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Stanfords
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2022
  • Trekking the West Highland Way - Two-way trekking guide
  • The definitive two-way guide to the West Highland Way: both northbound and southbound routes are described in full.Real Maps: Full Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping inside (1:25,000)17 different itineraries: schedules of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 days for hikers and runners. Includes both southbound and northbound itineraries. Difficult... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
  • West Highland Way 2019
  • 53 Large-Scale Walking Maps & Guides to 26 Towns and Villages, Glasgow to Fort William - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat - includes Glasgow City Guide plus climbing Ben Nevis Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William
  • Fully revised 7th 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William | Trailblazer
  • Fully revised 7th 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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The Book Depository
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2022
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2022
  • Rob Roy Way Rucksack Reader
  • The Rob Roy Way is one of Scotland`s Great Trails and is very popular with both walkers and cyclists. It runs through many places linked with Scotland`s most famous outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734). The route starts at Drymen (near Glasgow) and ends at Pitlochry in the eastern Highlands, so it takes you away from the crowds following the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
The Book Depository
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  • West Highland Way
  • 53 large-scale maps & guides to 26 towns and villages; Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat; Ben Nevis Guide. Glasgow City Guide Read more
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2021
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  • 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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  • 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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Maps

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2020
  • West Highland Way
  • Easy-to-use folding map and essential information, with custom itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners Read more
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2020
  • 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
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  • Great Glen Way XT40
  • 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
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  • Great Glen Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • 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
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  • East Highland Way
  • 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
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  • East Highland Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • 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
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The Book Depository
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2014
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2014
  • Cape Wrath Trail North - Strathcarron to Cape Wrath Harvey National Trail 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
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
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
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The Book Depository
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2014
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2014
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
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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • West Highland Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The West Highland Way, Scotland’s premier 153km / 96 miles long trail from Milngavie near Glasgow along Loch Lomond to Fort William presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The whole route is covered by nine overlapping panels, and the map includes small street plan of Milngavie, Tyndrum,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • 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
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • 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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