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West Highland Way Highlights Independent walking holiday

Independent West Highland Way Highlights 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

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.

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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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. Please see details for each trip)

Option Price SRS Date  
(Solo walker)
£720 Incl.
(2 or more)
£425 £195

Typical Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Crianlarich by 10am. Walk to Bridge of Orchy, 13 miles, 22km.

Day 2: Walk to Kingshouse via Rannoch Moor, 13 miles, 22km.

Day 3: Walk to Kinlochleven via Devil’s staircase, 10 miles, 16km.

Day 4: Walk to Fort William via Lairig Mor, 14 miles, 22.5km. Onward travel.

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

  • 3 nights in 2 person ensuite guest house / hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • The northern section of the West Highland Way over 4 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


  • £425 per person based 2 people sharing a room
  • £195 single supplement
  • £720 individual booking
Independent Walking Holidays