Arrival in Milngavie
“Mull’guy” is what this small town, about 60 kilometre north of Glasgow is called. Discover the small pedestrian zone in its centre and buy the final provisions for the coming hiking tour.
Milngavie – Drymen
The tour takes you out of the town through quiet forests and takes you slowly to the Highlands. On the way to Drymen you will pass the Glengoyne Distillery. Make a stop here to taste a glass of whiskey and learn more about the production of this Scottish speciality. Drymen is the last major stage town for a long period of time.
Drymen – Rowardennan
You climb “Conic Hill” first and enjoy the views of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest lake. The climb down takes you to Balmaha and then civilization ends for a few kilometres. There are only narrow footpaths on the east bank of Loch Lomonds. The walk is like sheer poetry.
One of the most beautiful stages on the West Highland Way. You hike on forest roads to the waterfall in Inversnaid. Afterwards the path passes idyllically along the shore. Up, down, left, right... the trail is idyllic and varied, offers views of small islands and leads past the hiding place of the bandit Rob Roy.
After climbing uphill and downhill many times in the past few days, the path is much more comfortably today. The West Highland Way rises slowly from Inverarnan till you pass the small village of Crianlarich. From here you can see the peaks of Ben More and Stob Binnean while enjoying the views of Loch Lomond. You continue through solitary forests to Tyndrum, your stage destination for today.
Wonderful views await you today too. A slightly longer climb uphill awaits you directly after the small village of Bridge of Orchy. Afterwards you walk on old military roads, and advance rapidly. The roads lead you past small woodlands to the hotel at Inveroran. It is extremely isolated in the middle of the Scottish Highlands.
An old military road leads you past countless, deep black lakes. Today’s destination is KIngshouse - a former trading post in the middle of the Scottish Highlands. On the way you will even pass a small ski resort.
Passing the most spectacular summit of Scotland, the Buachaille Etive Mòr you will reach the "Devils Staircase". Soldiers who had to cross the numerous curves gave this pass its name. The tour takes you down into a small valley and offers wonderful views of the surrounding peaks. The small town of Kinlochleven offers some civilization again after a few days in the untouched Highlands.
A long stage concludes the tour on the West Highland Way. You follow an old military road again, which takes you to a plateau. You walk through quiet forests and past the ruins of a small fort until Ben Nevis comes into sight. The hike into the small town of For William concludes the hike along the West Highland Way.
Departure or extension
Good physical condition is mandatory for the West Highland Way. The uphill climbs are usually not a problem, but the long stages are strenuous. The route is over well-maintained hiking trails and is perfectly sign-posted.
| Season 1 |
21.03.2022 - 08.04.2022
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022
| Season 2 |
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022
|West Highland Way, 10 days, UK-SOWMF-10X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||785.-||785.-|
Category: 3*-hotels and B&B`s
| Season 1 |
Mar 21, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
| Season 2 |
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
|Extra night double room (BB)||75.-||75.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||110.-||110.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||85.-||85.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||160.-||160.-|
- 9 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Daily luggage transfer
- Carefully elaborated route guidance
- Tour through the Glengoyne distillery, incl. tasting
- Extensive travel documents (1 x per room)
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Arrive by flight in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Take the bus to the city centre and then travel by train to Millngavie, a journey of 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
- Travel back by bus to Glasgow or Enidburgh. Approx. 3 – 4 hours. Reservation recommended. www.citylink.co.uk