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West Highland Way Independent walking holiday

Independent West Highland Way walking holiday

This is one of C-N-Do’s specially crafted slow travel tours, using public transport and your own energy to get to know Scotland.

With lots of choices for walking, cycling and generally good old fashioned exploring, you will get to know and love the areas and communities you pass through.

Enjoy, and come again or tell your friends. Slow travel - the only way to holiday in Scotland.

About The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is one of the World’s classic long distance routes. A fantastic introduction to walking in Scotland or a long term ambition, whichever this is, the Way is an achievable walk for any reasonably active person.

Each day’s walk has a different feel, differing landscapes and makes for wonderful memories.

Please Note: This tour starts in Milngavie, Glasgow and finishes in Fort William.

Holiday Highlights

  • A journey along Scotland's most well known long distance path, 96 miles from Glasgow to the foot of Ben Nevis.
  • Each day you walk through different landscapes and through grander and grander scenery.
  • For those new to Scotland, a fantastic introduction to the walking opportunities we have to offer.
  • Stunning scenery and an amazing achievement
  • Island studded Loch Lomond
  • Conic Hill
  • Loch side oak woods
  • Wide Strathfillan
  • The mighty mountains and wide lonely expanses of Rannoch Moor
  • The Devil's staircase and winding descent to Loch Leven
  • Beautiful birch woods and the rugged Lairig

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Booking Definitions

Solo walker:

1 person per booking in a single room. (Single room supplement included)

2 or more walkers:

Minimum 2 people per booking based 2 sharing. (Single room supplement extra £60 per person)

Option Price SRS Date  
Superior
(Solo walker)
£940 Incl.
Superior
(2 or more)
£695 £175

Typical Itinerary

Day 1: Milngavie train station at 09.30, sign in with baggage transfer bus. Walk to Drymen, 13 miles, 21km.

Day 2: Walk to Rowardennan via Conic Hill and Balmaha, 13 miles, 21km.

Day 3: Walk to Inverarnan via Loch Lomond and Inverarnan, 14 miles, 22.5km.

Day 4: Walk to Tyndrum via Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, 14 miles, 22.5km

Day 5: Walk to Kingshouse via Rannoch Moor, 17 miles, 27km.

Day 6: Walk to Kinlochleven via Devil’s staircase, 10 miles, 16km.

Day 7: Walk to Fort William via Lairig Mor, 14 miles, 22.5km

Day 8: Onward journey. If you get the opportunity, the return rail journey to Glasgow is one not to be missed.

Best time to go

The best time to go is just about anytime. Each season has its own special feeling.

March–April: Late snows on the high hills and the clear winter air makes for sparklingly clear landscapes and photos.

May-June: Spring flowers and the first flush of luminous green as the trees burst forth.

July–August: Summer days, birds galore, the start of the heather colours on the hills.

September–October: Autumn tints increasingly form the colour palette, the haunting sounds of deer rutting, and the autumn mists adding to the mystery of the hills.

Superior Option - What's Included

  • 7 nights in 2 person en-suite hotels/inns/or ocasionally excellent quality guest houses
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • The Classic West Highland Way over 7 days walking
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Walking maps for the areas visited
  • Walking route suggestions for the areas visited
  • Holiday Dossier with background information and advice, local attractions and suggestions.
  • Emergency contact in Scotland
  • VAT at the current rate of 20%

Optional extras:

  • Take the classic train journey south to Glasgow
  • Take the ‘Harry Potter’ steam train to the coast at Mallaig
  • Stay on in Fort William to have a go at walking up Ben Nevis
  • Book extra accommodation in Fort William for some additional exploring
  • Have some time in Glasgow or Edinburgh before or after for some City Culture.

Not included:

  • Meals not specified above
  • Optional local bus journeys or excursions or entries

Price:

  • £675 per person based 2 people sharing a room
  • £155 single supplement
  • £915 individual booking
Independent Walking Holidays