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West Highland Way

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  • Top-Choice Accommodation
  • Detailed Itinerary, Maps & GPS Tracks
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Breakfasts
  • Insider Tips
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  • Day 1 Arrival in Milngavie

    From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Milngavie.

  • Day 2 Milngavie to Drymen

    12.5 Miles / 20 Km 5-7 Hrs 980 ft / 300 Metres

    Within minutes of leaving the town of Milngavie in the Glasgow suburbs you find yourself, as if by magic, in the fabulous Scottish countryside. Today’s hike is the perfect “muscle loosener” with peaceful woodland hikes and gentle farmland trails. You even have the chance to visit the famous Glengoyne whisky distillery – a wee dram will give you plenty of fuel for the hikes ahead!

  • Day 3 Drymen to Rowardennan

    15 Miles / 24 Km 6-8 Hrs 2130 ft / 650 Metres

    The climb to the shoulder of Conic Hill (300m) is the first real challenge of this hiking tour but the amazing views over Loch Lomond make every step worthwhile. From here, the trail descends to the lakeshore at Balmaha. Continue along through woodland next to the lake all the way to the small settlement of Rowardennan.

  • Day 4 Rowardennan to Crianlarich

    21 Miles / 34 Km 8-11 Hrs 3120 ft / 950 Metres

    A challenging hike along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond takes you all the way up to the northern end of the lake. The path is mainly along quiet woodland paths. Look out for Rob Roy’s Cave along the way – one of the many hiding spots used by Scotland’s most renowned outlaw. A gently ascending track leads you up the River Falloch Valley with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. A junction on the trail allows you to descend along a spur into the village of Crianlarich – the halfway point of the full West Highland Way.

  • Day 5 Departure from Crianlarich

    There are regular bus and train services from Crianlarich to Glasgow and onwards to Edinburgh. Full details provided upon booking.

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