West Highland Way + GPX
Distance: 151 km Grade: 2 (Slightly harder)
Courtesy of Katie Kerr
Along the way
This 8-stage 151 km walk has an overall difficulty grading of 2 (Slightly harder). The West Highland Way is the most iconic of them all. From Milngavie to Fort William this trail takes you through a landscape that is ever-changing and nearly always breathtaking. After having walked the length of Loch Lomond (tough!) you’ll cross the bleak beauty of Rannoch Moor and head into the Highlands and Glen Coe. For much of the way, you’ll be following ancient and historic routes along Drove Roads, 18th Century Military Roads and abandoned railway tracks. As the West Highland Way is very popular you will certainly meet quite a few fellow walkers but not to worry. There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet.
There are connections with other great trails like the Scottish National Trail at Drymen, the John Muir Way near Strathblane, the Rob Roy Way near Drymen, the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way at Inversnaid, the East Highland Way and the Cape Wrath Trail at Fort William.
Stages (on the map):
- Milngavie - Drymen 19 km (1-Easy) Gartness
- Drymen - Rowardennan 23 km (Slightly harder) Loch Lomond
- Rowardennan - Inverarnan 22 km (Slightly harder) Just past Inversnaid
- Inverarnan - Tyndrum 19 km (Slightly harder) Auchreoch
- Tyndrum - Inveroran 14 km (Slightly harder) Bridge of Orchy
- Inveroran - Kingshouse 15,5 km (Easy) Rannoch Moor
- Kingshouse - Kinlochleven 14 km (Slightly harder) Devil's Staircase
- Kinlochleven - Fort William 24,5 km (Slightly harder) Mam Mor