West Highland Way - Easy

12 days
T2 trails
Distance: More than 20 km per day
250 - 500 m ascent per day
> Easy West Highland Way trek
> Accommodation before and after the trek included
> Average walking time of 4 hours per day

The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long-distance walking trail, possibly because it runs through some of the most iconic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The route is 96 miles long and runs from Milngavie to Fort William. On the way, you will walk through moorland, mountain passes, glens, and some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Scotland.

The route is traditionally divided into 7 stages but you can arrange it depending on your fitness level and experience. This 12-day (10 stages) hike is an easy hike designed for any fitness level. We have rearranged the West Highland Way in 10 stages with an average walking time of 4 hours per day except on the last day, where the stretch from Kinlochleven to Fort William takes approximately 8 hours. This trek is designed for those novel trekkers who are not used to walking for that long but want to get to know the Scottish highlands through a trekking adventure. This tour also includes accommodation in Milngavie before the trek and in Fort William after you complete the WHW. We will take care of all the accommodation arrangements so you only have to worry about enjoying the trek!

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival in Milngavie

Today you will have to make your way to Milngavie. Here, you will spend the night preparing for your West Highland Way adventure.

Premier Inn Glasgow (Milngavie) Hotel

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Premier Inn Glasgow (Milngavie) Hotel
Day
2

Milngavie to Drymen

Duration: 05:12 h
Distance: 19.7 km
Ascent: 170 m
Descent: 170 m
The trek from Milngavie to Drymen is a good warm-up for the rest of the West Highland Way route. The trail is relatively flat and is a nice introduction to the diverse landscapes you will encounter during the coming 96 miles. Along the way, you will encounter some smaller lochs and rivers as views open up to reveal the highland landscape beyond Drymen. The official route takes you around the village of Drymen and then Balmaha. Many walkers prefer to end this first day in Drymen or to at least stop for supplies and refreshments.

Drymen Inn (Drymen)

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Drymen Inn (Drymen)
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3

Drymen to Balmaha

Duration: 04:02 h
Distance: 13.6 km
Ascent: 360 m
Descent: 390 m
After Drymen, the route begins to climb towards Conic Hill, which sits astride the Great Divide, which separates the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. The climb is fairly steep but from the top, you can enjoy great views over Loch Lomond. You will then descend through a steep path towards Balmaha, a small village on the shores of bonnie Loch Lomond.

Oak Tree Inn (Balmaha)

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Oak Tree Inn (Balmaha)
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Included

  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the West Highland Way in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive West Highland Way hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire West Highland Way trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

FAQ

  • West Highland Way: Weather and Best Season

  • Walk the West Highland Way: Start and End Points

  • West Highland Way and Great Glen Way combined

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