A walking holiday on the West Highland Way leads you through some of the most magnificent scenery to be found in Scotland.
The West Highland Way’s a splendid way-marked route from Milngavie, near Glasgow northwards, past the shores of Loch Lomond, through beautiful sharp landscapes of the Western Highlands, to Fort William, beneath Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.
The 95miles (152 km) follows mainly droving and 18C military ‘roads’ that linked the highlands to the lowlands and is challenging in places.
From remote woodland and rich farmland between the Kilpatrick Hills and the Campsie Fells, it reaches beautiful shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland ‘s largest loch. The trail climbs, through the wonderful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park , Rob Roy country and his cave, Glen Falloch past the dramatic Falls of Falloch to the village of Crianlarich , Glen Dochart and Strath Fillan. From here it is on to Tyndrum, where Robert the Bruce was defeated in 1306 by the MacDougalls, and to the famous Bridge of Orchy
You pass Loch Tulla, cross the remote, wild landscape of Rannoch Moor and the head of Glencoe, infamous for the MacDonald Clan clan massacre of 1692. From under the towering peaks of Meall A’Bhuiridh and Buachaille Etive Mor, the trail scales the ‘Devil’s Staircase’, which offers breathtaking mountain views, before making the descent to sea level at the head of Loch Leven
The West Highland Way is Scotland’s busiest trail one of the most popular long distance trails in Great Britain
You may well be accompanied by numbers of fellow West HighlandWayfarers sharing your day. Booking is recommended well in advance ~ for May and June particularly as much as a year ahead. The limited accommodation available along the trail is quickly taken at this time of year.
For further information or advice on your holiday walking the West Highland please call or e-mail, our walk team on our contact details below.