> Moderate West Highland Way route > Accommodation before and after the trek included > Spend 7 days walking on the Scottish Highlands
The West Highland Way is Scotland's most popular long-distance walking trail, quite 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. We have prepared this moderate, 7-day trek for those trekkers who have some trekking experience and have a normal fitness level. The average walking time on this 7-day tour is 6,5 hours per day. This tour also includes accommodation in Milngavie before the trek and in Fort William after you complete the WHW.
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
Milngavie to Drymen
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)
Drymen to Rowardennan
After leaving Drymen, rejoin the West Highland Way as it veers away from the A811 and towards Conic Hill. The view from Conic Hill is breathtaking. Below, stretching across the famous Loch Lomond, there are a series of islands that mark the highland boundary fault, between the lowlands and the highlands of Scotland. You will then descend into the village of Balmaha. Here you can enjoy a hearty meal and refreshments, and also learn about the region in the National Park Visitor Centre. If you want to explore a wider area along the route, you can also visit the island of Inchcailloch. This stage then continues along the shores of Loch Lomond. The trail takes you through an ancient oak woodland and, on the way, you will pass three campsites: Cashel, Milarrochy, and Sallochy. You will finally reach Rowardennan, the ending point of this stage.
Rowardennan Hotel (Rowardennan)
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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.
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 is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.
Traveling to and from
You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.
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.
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.