West Highland Wayis one of the most popular walks in the UK. More
than 50,000 people walk this 95 mile route every year, there are
even competitions for the fastest. However as it runs through some
of the most beautiful scenic areas of central and West Highland
Scotland, we would recommend that a leisurely pace is more
West Highland Waystarts at Milngavie, a few miles to the north of
Glasgow and ends at Fort William. A good part of this path runs
through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, (that is from
The route is most commonly walked from south to north mainly due to
the fact that the harder terrain is in the northern area thus you
have a number of days to get "walk fit" and also because it is
probably more enthusing to walk from the higher populated
south to the more dramatic and lower populated north and the sun is
not in your eyes all the way.
page and its associated West Highland Walking links are designed to
give any person who wants to walk part or all of the route,
information about the path itself and also about accommodation along
the west highland way, shops and transport. It is common for the
route to be split up into about 6 parts, we have done this along
traditional grounds but have also added additional popular places
where a tired, wet or cold walker could find a place to stay for the
night, food and perhaps a nice pub.
walkers do the complete walk in 6 or 7days. In summer it is
important to have the correct gear for the walk as many places are
quite exposed and even in summer the Scottish weather can change
quickly. In winter, correct equipment can be a matter of survival.
Highland Way, an experience in long route walking unrivalled for its
scenery almost anywhere worldwide. Use the links from here to find
out about this extraordinary Walking route.