West Highland Way - Medium

Duration: 9 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: More than 20 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day
> 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 travel to Milngavie. You will have an overnight stay here so that you can start the trip well rested.

West Highland Way Rooms (Milngavie)

West Highland Way Rooms (Milngavie)

Milngavie to Drymen

Duration: 05:10 h
Distance: 19.7 km
Ascent: 170 m
Descent: 170 m
The trip from Milngavie to Drymen is a good warm-up for the rest of the West Highland Way route. The route is relatively flat and is a nice introduction to the diverse landscapes you will encounter over the next 96 miles. Along the way you will encounter some smaller lochs and rivers, revealing the Highland landscape beyond Drymen. The official route takes you around the village of Drymen and then to Balmaha. Many hikers prefer to end this first day in Drymen or at least stop there for shopping and a drink.

Drymen Inn (Drymen)

Drymen Inn (Drymen)

Drymen to Rowardennan

Duration: 06:55 h
Distance: 24.1 km
Ascent: 530 m
Descent: 560 m
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)

Rowardennan Hotel (Rowardennan)
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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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