West Highland Way

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4.7 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16543
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Drymen, Scotland
  • Ends Fort William, Scotland
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • A Walk to the Foot of Ben Nevis
  • Follow the Shores of Loch Lomond, Britain’s Largest Lake
  • Rannoch Moor and Scotland’s Most Remote Licensed Inn
  • Walking Through Glencoe and Glen Nevis
Starting in Drymen and ending in Fort William, the "West Highland Way" tour is a self-guided walking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Kinlochleven, Ardlui, Rowardennan and 4 other destinations in Scotland. "West Highland Way" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Walk through the stunning Scottish Highlands from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis on this iconic route. If you wish to walk the full West Highland Way from Milngavie please refer to our 10 Day itinerary. This tour follows most of the 92-mile national long distance trail of the same name through the southwestern part of the Scottish Highlands. It is claimed by some to be the most popular long distance trail in the British Isles. Starting at the village of Drymen just outside Glasgow, it includes Loch Lomond, valley routes through the mountains round Crianlarich and open heather moorland across the Rannoch Moor wilderness area. It passes close to somber Glencoe, famed for its massacre of the MacDonald Clan, and finishes at Fort William near the foot of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest peak, which can be readily ascended by experienced clients if they choose to spend an extra day). The West Highland Way is a well-established and popular route, containing some landscapes of great beauty. The altitude range is from sea level to 1850 ft (4408 ft if Ben Nevis is climbed).
  • Day 1 : Arrive Drymen
  • Day 2 : Drymen to Rowardennan 22 km/14 miles
  • Day 3 : Rowardennan to Ardlui 22 km/14 miles
  • Day 4 : Ardlui to Inveroran 24.15 km/15 miles or 34 km/21 miles
  • Day 5 : Inveroran to Kingshouse Hotel 16 km/10 miles
  • Day 6 : Kingshouse Hotel to Kinlochleven 14.5 km/9 miles
  • Day 7 : Kinlochleven to Fort William 22.5km/13.5 miles
  • Day 8 : End of tour
  • 3 nights B&B accommodation & 4 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available. *Important note: Kingshouse Hotel (day 5) only accepts 2 night stays if your booking falls on a Saturday. The alternative is to stay at the Glencoe Mountain resort on a room-only accommodation in the form of Microlodges (1 x double bed and 2 x single beds). There are shower and toilet blocks and a café open from 9am to 8.30pm (hot food until 7.30pm). The resort can offer rental of a sleeping bag plus liner for £5pp, however there is no pre-booking service and they are hired on arrival.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Transfer from Ardlui/Inveraran to Crianlarich at start of Day 4. Needs to be required at the time of booking.
  • Once piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
  • GPX files
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Guide - this is a self guided holiday
  • Excess Luggage
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 19 2021
5 - Excellent
Just returned from an amazing solo hike of the West Highland Way, beautifully organised by the tour company. The whole trip was flawless from start to finish; great accommodation, excellent instructions and pacing of the entire... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Beautiful walk and well organised. Full range of weather as expected and not too crowded.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 14 2019
5 - Excellent
This was our second great trip with Sherpa. In the future, we will always explore the Sherpa option, if available, first before booking any other hiking trips. We loved the inns that we stayed at. Good rooms with good dining... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 26 2019
5 - Excellent
On the West Highland Way, Sherpa organised everything perfectly. Hotels were expecting us, and luggages were transferred just like magic. What a pleasure to rely on this organization!
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this West Highland Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 June 2024, a deposit of 186 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

West Highland Way tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this West Highland Way tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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