West Highland Way

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Length of Route

96 miles (154 km)

 

Start

Milngavie

 

Finish

Fort William

 

Availability

Late March to

Early October

 

Navigation

Easy

 

Grade

Moderate to Difficult

 

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West Highland Way

Walkers on the West Highland Way with Ben Lomond in Distance. Gemini Walks.The West Highland Way is a fantastic walk and was the first long distance footpath in Scotland. Established in 1980 by Lord Mansfield, the West Highland Way has enjoyed thousands of walkers over the decades experiencing the spectacular landscape of its 96 miles (154 km).

From Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow, the Way winds its way northwards through some of Scotland’s finest scenery towards the Highland town of Fort William famous for Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. A truly fabulous walk.

 

The trail is very well signposted, using many ancient drove and military roads as it winds its way along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, across the wild Rannoch Moor and into historical Glencoe, the heart of the Highlands. Experience breathtaking views from the top of the Devil’s staircase and enjoy your first glimpse of Ben Nevis as you descend into Fort William for the final stretch of your journey.Julie Deans of Gemini Walks on the West Highland Way

 

“After having walked the West Highland Way ourselves for the second time in October 2011, it reminded us of how fantastic a walk this is and we can personally recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a great Scottish walking experience.”   Julie Deans & Steve Higson.


West Highland Way Holiday 2018 Prices

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CODE

NO OF DAYS WALKING/OVERNIGHT STAYS

COST

WHW6

5 days walking/6 overnight stays

£430.00

WHW7

6 days walking/7 overnight stays

£475.00

WHW8

7 days walking/8 overnight stays

£525.00

WHW9

8 days walking/9 overnight stays

£575.00

WHW10

9 days walking/10 overnight stays

£620.00

 

The above tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly.

If you would like an informal chat about your Scottish Walking Holiday then call us on 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260). Thank you Julie & Steve.

 

Single Supplement for solo walker’s on 5 and 6 day walks and for singles as part of a group on 7, 8 & 9 day walks is £25 per night.

Solo Walker Supplement on 7, 8 & 9 day walks is £30 per night.

Please note that, upon the actual booking of rooms, we will do our very best to try and reduce the single or solo walkers’ supplement. This will be dependent on availability of rooms at the time of booking.

Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.

 

Also, if you require extra nights and/or rest days, for example, at the stage of Fort William to climb Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, again we can adjust the cost accordingly. Additional nights cost £45 per person per night – with the exception of Rowardennan (£55 – £65 per person per night), Bridge of Orchy (£65 – £80 per person per night and Inveroran (£50 – £60 per person per night).

The Beauty of Scotland Souvenir Booklet

 

Complimentary copy of the Beauty of Scotland West Highland Way Souvenir Booklet with every booking.

 

Gemini Walks Top Tip. How many days should I take to walk the West Highland Way? The best way to explain it is “if you don’t want to walk any more than 15 miles (24 km) in any one day then you have to take eight days to complete the walk. If you can cope with a stage of around 18.75 miles (29.75 km) then you can tackle the walk in seven days.