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West Highland Way Highlights

Independent Walking: West Highland Way Highlights

If you just have a few days to spare but want to savour some classic walks then this West Highland Way Highlights tour is for you; a fantastic introduction to walking in Scotland. Each day’s walk has a different feel, differing landscapes and makes for wonderful memories.

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

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

About The West Highland Way

Please Note: This tour starts in Crianlarich and finishes in Fort William.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the fantastic northern section of the West Highland Way, 50 miles from Crianlarich 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
  • 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 Mor
  • First views of Ben Nevis and journey's end

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Typical itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Crianlarich by 10am. Walk to Bridge of Orchy; 21km.

Day 2: Walk to Kingshouse via Rannoch Moor; 19km.

Day 3: Walk to Kinlochleven via Devil’s staircase; 14.4km.

Day 4: Walk to Fort William via Lairig Mor; 24km. Onward travel.

When to go:

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:

  • The northern section of the West Highland Way over 4 days walking
  • 3 nights in ensuite hotel or guest house
  • 3 full Scottish breakfasts
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Walking maps for the areas visited
  • Walking route notes for the areas visited
  • Holiday Dossier with background information and advice, local attractions and suggestions
  • Helpline when on the route
  • VAT at the current rate of 20%

Optional extras:

  • Take the classic train journey south at the end 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


  • £495 per person based 2 people sharing a room
  • £100 single supplement
  • £545 individual booking

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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.

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Option Price SRS Date  
(Solo walker)
£795 Incl.
(2 or more)
£495 £195

At a glance

  • Grade: Grade 2-Grade 3
  • Price: From £495
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Accommodation: 3 nights
  • Walking: 4 days
  • Group size: 1 or more
  • Start: Crianlarich
  • Finish: Glasgow
  • Available: Jun - Oct
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Route Map

West Highland Way Highlights Route Map

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