The West Highland Way is usually walked northwards – starting in and ending in Fort William. The ‘typical’ itinerary for the West Highland Way is over 8 days, allowing one day for Ben Nevis at the end. This allows the trip to be completed in a normal ‘week off’ and the weekends either end. Of course – this is flexible and you can check out our West Highland Way Itineraries page for more ideas on how to tailor the West Highland Way to your desired number of days.

West Highland Way 8 Day Itinerary

Section 1 – Milngavie – Drymen – 19km

Section 2 – Drymen to Rowardennan– 23km

Section 3 Rowardennan – Inverarnan  – 22km

Section 4 – Inverarnan – Tyndrum – 19km

Section 5 – Tyndrum – Bridge of Orchy  – 11km

Section 6- Bridge of Orchy – King’s House – 19.5km

Section 7- King’s House to Kinlochleven – 14km

Section 8- Kinlochleven to Fort William – 23km

The entire route of the West Highland Way Great Trail can be seen on the interactive map below. We’ll be adding points of interest and accommodation to this map over time.

West Highland Way Route Profile

West Highland Way Route Profile

West Highland Way Route Map and GPX File Download

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