West Highland Way




Length of Route

96 miles (154 km)






Fort William



Late March to







Moderate to Difficult


 Travel Information 
























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


“Wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a great Scottish walking experience”.  Julie Deans & Michelle can personally recommend the West Highland Way. They have both walked this fantastic trail.

West Highland Way Holiday 2019 Prices

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5 days walking/6 overnight stays



6 days walking/7 overnight stays



7 days walking/8 overnight stays



8 days walking/9 overnight stays



9 days walking/10 overnight stays



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 & Michelle.

Stage of Kingshouse on 7, 8 & 9 day walks – we are excited to be working with the Kingshouse Hotel again after an extensive refurbishment and new building. The new set up sees tour operators like ourselves being privy to reduced agency rates but there are only a limited number of these rates on any one night. Thus, once the hotel becomes busy and when the rates are gone, there is likely to be a supplement on the cost of these walks which traverse through the stage of Kingshouse. However, be rest assured that this will be discussed with you at the time of booking so that there are no surprises.

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 £30 per night.

Solo Walker Supplement on 7, 8 & 9 day walks is £35 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. Please note that availability changes early – mid-October.

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 (£70 – £80 per person per night and Kingshouse (£60 – £80 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 (worth £9.95 pounds).


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.