Hike West-Highland-Way in Scotland in Loch Lomong, the Trossachs & Forth Valley: Position on map

Hike West-Highland-Way in Scotland

West-Highland-Way in Scotland


Min: 43 ft
Max: 1394 ft
Uphill: 13140 ft
Downhill: 13002 ft
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Distance: 92.71 miles
Duration:8 days
Min: 43 ft
Max: 1394 ft
Uphill: 13140 ft
Downhill: 13002 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail

Route description

Glencoe is one of the most beautiful and famous valleys in the UK.
© Visit Britain Glencoe is one of the most beautiful and famous valleys in the UK.

The West-Highland-Way (WHW) is the first official long-distance hiking path in Scotland, and leads through the pristine nature of this beautiful country. Over the course of seven to eight stages, you explore the unique Low- and Highlands, the romantic Loch Lomond, and the impressive Ben Nevis.


  • Stage 1: Milngavie - Drymen
  • Stage 2: Drymen - Rowardennan
  • Stage 3: Rowardennan - Inverarnan
  • Stage 4: Inverarnan - Tyndrum
  • Stage 5: Tyndrum - Bridge of Orchy
  • Stage 6: Bridge of Orchy - Kingshouse
  • Stage 7: Kingshouse - Kinlochleven
  • Stage 8: Kinlochleven - Fort Williams
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Where to eat

Each of the stages features opportunities to get a bite to eat and find a play to spend the night.

Interesting facts

  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.


West Highland Way (2016) - Beautiful... | 04:08
The Waterfalls of Loch Lomond and The...
Video and photography of the waterfalls and loch of Loch...

Highlights of the tour

You come across numerous waterfalls.
© VisitBritain You come across numerous waterfalls.

Glencoe valley is one of the most beautiful sections of the hike. Films such as Highlander, Braveheart, James Bond, and Harry Potter were shot here.


The West Highland Way Office
Carrochan Road
G83 8EG
01389 722600
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