6 Days Walking/7 Overnights

West Highland Way – 6 Days Walking/7 Overnights

We consider it necessary for you to be a fit and experienced walker for this six day walk. Having recently walked the trail in five days ourselves we have first hand experience and can certainly provide testimony to it being achievable, however, challenging especially in adverse weather conditions. As with the five day walk, you certainly sense a feeling of real achievement when you reach the end of Fort William’s pedestrian precinct at “Sore Feet!” Well worn boots essential!! 

Day 1

Travel to Milngavie With good public transport links, you arrive into the lowland town of Milngavie ready to start your challenge!

Day 2

Milngavie to Drymen(12 miles/19.25 km)

An easy start to your six days heading off through the beautiful Mugdock Country Park, then great views of the hill of Dumgoyne. A visit to the Glengoyne Distillery is a good option or a stop at the Beechtree Inn for lunch! A pleasant day to start off your trek.

 

Day 3

Drymen to Rowardennan(14 miles/22.5 km)

A reasonably tough day with much ascent and descent though definitely worth the hard work as you look down to beautiful Loch Lomond from Conic Hill.  A series of lovely woodland paths give you glimpses of Ben Lomond and leads you on to the tiny village of Rowardennan.

 

Day 4

Rowardennan to Crianlarich(20.5 miles/33 km)

A challenging day indeed but worth it for the fabulous views across to the Arrochar Alps as you pass by the tiny and remote village of Inversnaid and then on to Inverarnan. A fair bit of ascent on the last stretch before descending to the welcome sight of Crianlarich.

 

Day 5

Crianlarich to Inveroran(16 miles/25.5 km)

Fine views of Ben More and Stob Binnein await you not long out of Crianlarich! After passing Strathfillan you have an easy stretch to Bridge of Orchy and then the final swift climb over the hill to make your descent to the remote stage of Inveroran.

Day 6

Inveroran to Kinlochleven(18.5 miles/29.75 km)

This day starts with Thomas Telford’s military road over Rannoch Moor and on to Kingshouse. You then have fine views of the famous Buachaille Etive Mor mountain as you traverse the hillside to the foot of the Devil’s Staircase. Fantastic views await you and you will be glad of the descent into Kinlochleven!

Day 7

Kinlochleven to Fort William(15 miles/24 km)

The steep climb out of Kinlochleven is made worthwhile by the views at the top of the hill. A remote walk winds its way across country until you start to see the imposing figure of Ben Nevis as you make your approach to Fort William and the end of the Way!

Extra Nights/Rest Days : many people take an extra night at the stage of Rowardennan to climb Ben Lomond (Scotland’s most southerly Munro) and/or at Fort William to climb Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.

 

Price of Package : £475.00 per person (based on two persons sharing)

Note regarding the stage of Inveroran. If the Inveroran Hotel is full and has to be replaced by the Bridge of Orchy Hotel (only establishments at these two stages) then there will be an additional £15.00 to £30.00 per person or more depending on the rooms available at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel (note that we will fully discuss with you and offer you options).

Also, the single supplement will be variable with regard to the Bridge of Orchy Hotel, again depending on the rooms available (note that we will fully discuss with you and offer you options).

 

This package includes:

+ Seven overnight stays in specially selected quality b&bs/guest houses/small hotels with en-suite facilities

+ Full Scottish breakfast

+ Baggage transfer from stage to stage

+ West Highland Way Rucksack Guide or Harvey Map

+ Comprehensive tour pack with full information on your walk including location details for your accommodations and local facilities

+ Complimentary copy of the Beauty of Scotland West Highland Way Souvenir Booklet

+ The services of the Gemini Team prior to and during your holiday

 

Not Included:

– Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks (available at all stages

– Transport to Milngavie/from Fort William

– Travel Insurance (we recommend that you arrange your own cover)

 

Notes :

Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 pp 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).

Single Supplement for solo walkers and for singles as part of a group is £25 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.

 

Please feel free to contact Julie or Steve at info@geminiwalks.com or call us for an informal chat on 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for any further information on this trek on the West Highland Way. Sláinte.

 

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