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To find details of accommodation  please select from the 'SELECT BUSINESS TYPE' and 'SELECT REGION' drop-down lists at the top of the page. Clicking on the SEARCH key will display the matching options. Please note that if selecting an accommodation type from the first list then select specific community from the second.       

Bunkhouses and hostels - There is a wide range of very comfortable bunkhouses and hostels along the Way. These are low budget but mean you do not have to carry camping equipment. All have mattresses or beds to sleep on and many have full cooking facilities. You will need to check whether you need to take your sleeping bag.

Bed and Breakfast (B&B) - Using the good quality B&B accommodation along the West Highland Way allows you to travel light and also get a glimpse into traditional Scottish food and culture. B&Bs provide a very personal and friendly service.

Guest Houses and Hotels - These are larger than a B&B, often providing an evening meal and a comfortable lounge. There are a number of good hotels along the route that are very welcoming and are set up for receiving walkers. Hotels are often more expensive and do not offer the one to one service received in a B&B.

Booking Accommodation - There are a number of businesses which will provide users of the Way with booked accommodation packages, detail of which can be found by selecting “ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES” from the ‘Select Business Type’ and “WHOLE ROUTE” from the ‘Select Region’ drop down lists at the top of any of the pages, then click on search.

Camping -allows a greater flexibility in your schedule as there are often spaces available throughout the year in most campsites. Remember, your rucksack will be heavy as you will need to carry all your equipment. Please use the official campsites. Services available include toilets, showers and in some cases laundrettes, drying rooms and shops.

Camping Restrictions on East Loch Lomond

It is an offence to camp in the East Loch Lomond Restricted Zone at any time of day or night, except if you are using one of the official designated sites. The byelaws apply from 1 March to 31 October every year. Overnight is 7pm to 7am. A maximum fine of £500 applies to breaches of the byelaws.
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The restrictions apply to: Tents, wigwams, bivouacs at any time ,Gazebos overnight, Tarpaulin shelters and a motor vehicle overnight.