Official website of Scotland's premier long distance route


Scotland's Great Trails-Slighe na Gàidhealtachd an Iar

The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to  the Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.

The terrain ranges from lowland moors, dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions in the Scottish Highlands. These environments provide habitats for a diverse range of wildlife species, both flora and fauna . 

Inversnaid- Hotel Closed

The Inversnaid Hotel is now closed for the winter and renovations. Walkers should prepare  in advance for the journey between Rowardennan and Inverarnan.

Starting the Journey

Call into the Official West Highland Way Office for last minute route and weather updates. The office is behind the children's play area in sight of the Obelisk.

Official  West Highland Way Merchandise

Official gifts and  souvenirs-support the West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William- Online Shop

West Highland Way Official Souvenir Passport  Stamping Stations

Weather Forecast



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