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, 151km
Wiesbadener Höhenweg, 20km
Walderlebnispfad Hutmannswald, 2.4km
West Highland Way - alternate, 5.9km
West Highland Way - alternate, 4.7km

Opinions

Rate 7.7 | 15 votes | No 25. in United Kingdom
  • Frostt May 2016
  • Rate 5
  • Positive Bonne distance et difficultés abordables pour 'découvrir' un trek libre de cette distance. Du sud au nord, c'était pas mal de terminer avec le Ben Nevis.
  • Negative Trop commercial. Trop fréquenté. Trop 'préfabriqué'.
  • dirkpieter June 2011
  • Rate 7
  • Positive A classic with of course beautiful areas! Good pubs and food for hikers!
  • Negative The start is not really interesting and there were more not so interesting parts of the trail. In bad weather that less interesting parts makes the hike 'good' but not very good!
  • www.caersbart.be May 2015
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Scottish Outdoor Access Code, nature, friendly people
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Map

West Highland Way

Books

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
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
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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Scotland End to End
  • By walking all the way through Scotland from Kirk Yetholm in the Borders to Cape Wrath in the far North-West, author and broadcaster Cameron McNeish witnesses at first hand the changes that have taken place in the landscapes of the country of his birth. From the rolling, history drenched hills of the Borders he experiences the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Scotland End to End
  • By walking all the way through Scotland from Kirk Yetholm in the Borders to Cape Wrath in the far North-West, author and broadcaster Cameron McNeish witnesses at first hand the changes that have taken place in the landscapes of the country of his birth. From the rolling, history drenched hills of the Borders he experiences the... 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
  • 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
2011
  • The West Highland Way
  • The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long-distance walk, running 96 miles (155 km) from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, through its first National Park, across the western Highlands to the foot of its highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This is the fourth, fully revised edition of the popular rucksack-friendly guidebook and includes the... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • The West Highland Way
  • The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long-distance walk, running 96 miles (155 km) from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, through its first National Park, across the western Highlands to the foot of its highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This is the fourth, fully revised edition of the popular rucksack-friendly guidebook and includes the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids West Highland 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 West Highland Way is the first and most famous of Scotland´s long-distance walks. It stretches for 95 miles (152 km) of superb scenery, from the outskirts of Glasgow,... 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
» Click to close
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
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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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Wanderführer Schottland
  • Herrliche Gipfeltouren, Panoramawege und Küstenwanderungen erwarten Sie in den schottischen Higlands im hohen Norden Großbritanniens.Jede der 35 Touren ermöglicht einen perfekten Wandertag: Exakte Wegbeschreibung, Karte und Höhenprofil sind jeweils durch die zugeordneten Wegpunkte eng aufeinander abgestimmt und machen die Orientierung einfach.... Read more
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
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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
» Click to close
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
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
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
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
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • The West Highland Way
  • A guidebook to Scotland's West Highland Way, a 95-mile walk from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William, passing Loch Lomond, crossing Rannoch Moor and finishing in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain. The walk, which takes roughly one week to complete, is described in seven stages, with each stage ranging from 8 to 20 miles. The guide... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • The West Highland Way
  • A guidebook to Scotland's West Highland Way, a 95-mile walk from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William, passing Loch Lomond, crossing Rannoch Moor and finishing in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain. The walk, which takes roughly one week to complete, is described in seven stages, with each stage ranging from 8 to 20 miles. The guide... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids West Highland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to walking the West Highland Way National Trail, a 95-mile Scottish long-distance route from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William, passing Loch Lomond and crossing Rannoch Moor. Suggested itineraries over 6 to 9 days. Includes accommodation guide and pull-out 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking Distance
  • Long-distance walking is good for you and good for the earth... But most of all, walking is a joyful celebration of life and the diverse, beautiful, and curious world in which we live. -from the Introduction Walking is simple, but it can also be profound. In an increasingly complex and frantic world, walking can simplify our lives. It... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • West Highland Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 95 mile (153km) West Highland Way, an official Scottish Long Distance Route from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William. Showcasing the wild beauty of western Scotland, the trail is a journey from the lowlands to the highlands, passing Loch Lomond then crossing Rannoch Moor before finishing in the shadow... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • West Highland Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the 95 mile (153km) West Highland Way, an official Scottish Long Distance Route from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William. Showcasing the wild beauty of western Scotland, the trail is a journey from the lowlands to the highlands, passing Loch Lomond then crossing Rannoch Moor before finishing in the shadow... Read more
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Maps

Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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Ordnance Survey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • West Highland Way Self-Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk Scotland's famous long distance trail overnighting in hand-picked accommodations and with daily door-to-door bag transfer. Discover the spectacular landscape of the Scottish Highland's on the West Highland Way - Scotland's most famous long-distance trail. Towering mountains, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers combine to reward you with a... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • West Highland Way - Highlights
  • A self-guided walking holiday in Scotland taking in the highlights of the West Highland Way. Discover the Scotland's spectacular landscape on the West Highland Way; towering mountains, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers combine to reward you with a unique and ever changing experience as you journey from Drymen to Fort William. This highlights... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • West Highland Way - May & June 2019
  • Guaranteed departure dates on our most popular 8 day itinerary. Book twin and triple rooms now on these final guaranteed dates on our most popular 8 Day & 7 Night itinerary on the West Highland Way: 2nd June 2019 7th June 2019 Discover the spectacular landscape of the Scottish Highland's on the West Highland Way - Scotland's most famous... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • West Highland Escape
  • Three days of excellent walking along the world famous West Highland Way. Three days of excellent walking along the world famous West Highland Way. Best described as Scotland’s finest long distance walk, the West Highland Way takes you through some of the the country's finest scenery. With this short break we have focused on arguably the most... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Schotland
  • De Small Isles bestaan uit 4 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 kan je een korte wandeling maken, zeearenden spotten, langs het... 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 in met de hoogste berg, Ben Nevis (1342m), bij Fort William. Dit wandelpad geeft een prachtige dwarsdoorsnede te zien van de Schotse natuur en cultuur. Wandelend tussen 'lochs' en 'glens' passeer je oude kasteelruïnes... 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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