1/2 West Highland Way

8 days ( 5 Days trekking - 1 rest day - 2 days travelling )

48.5 Miles



This trek starts in Edinburgh Airport, where you will be met by one of Timeouts’ guides. We travel together up north to our first destination, the village of Crianlarich. For the next 8 days we shall explore and enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful nature, the Highlands.

The West Highland Way is famous and we will meet trekkers from all over the world on the trail. The WHW route is miles in its entire length. On this trek we omit the southern half and concentrate on the northern half, around 49 miles in length.

We will walk for 5 days with approx 10 miles a day. The terrain is easy to moderate. Every day is unique, and everyday a new mountain to admire from afar. Each night a new bed in a different B&B. We sleep in shared twin rooms and have en suite bathrooms where available. Your suitcase will be transferred every day; you only have to carry your own day-pack. In this you need your personal belongings such as passport, money, camera etc.  Lunch bag, water bottle, rain jacket and extra socks are a must.

Breakfast and a packed lunch are provided each day. The variation is great, and never has one guest walked away from a breakfast table hungry!

Dinner is not included but every village has a pub, and the bar meals are very reasonable in volume and value.

We recommend extra days in the beautiful capital on return to Edinburgh. Need help to organize? Contact us at info@timeouttravel.dk .


Day 1

You will be met in Edinburgh Airport by a timeout guide. (Time of day varies from trek to trek)

From here we drive north to our destination, the village of Crianlarich, where we have dinner in the pub and spend our first night in the Highlands.

Crianlarich lies at the place where traditional through-routes west-east and north-south meet, and rests forever in the shadows of Ben More, along the flank of Strath Fillan.

Day 2

Crianlarich to Tyndrum  6.5 Miles

On route to Tyndrum the West Highland Way casts about on both sides of Strath Fillan, as if trying to take in all the best bits, in which quest it undoubtedly succeeds. This section of the way threads a course through the woodland that provides a host of enticing vistas and a fine balcony walk high above the glen.

Day 3

Tyndrum to Bridge Of Orchy   6.5 Miles

Tyndrum, the house on the ridge, was a eighteenth- and nineteenth century cattle drover service station. Now it’s a service station for tourists. From Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy the main land uses are the growing of trees in plantations and the raising of sheep and cattle. Grass and heather dominates this red deer country.

Day 4

Bridge O`Orchy to Kingshouse  9.4 Miles

The walking today is easy throughout, but the section should not be underestimated. On Rannoch Moor you reach a point as far away from civilisation as anywhere else on the Way, and in poor weather conditions it can be one of the most inhospitable places in Scotland.

Day 5

Kingshouse to Kinlochleven  10 Miles

Kingshouse Hotel and its story go back 200 years or more. It is the only way mark on route, through Glen Coe, until we reach Devil´s Staircase. This zigzag climb will take us up to the West Highland Way´s highest point at 548m – 1798 feet. Up here, on a clear day the view is outstanding, especially to the north where you have your first glimpse of Ben nevis, Carn Mor Dearg and the Mamores.

Day 6

Kinlochleven to Fort William   14 Miles

Today is the longest on our trek. We start by climbing up through the forest for an hour. Up here we get the most amazing view of Loch Leven and the town. The rest of the day is a steady walk in landscape that changes from open windy areas to forest and a bit harder going. We reach Fort William in late afternoon/early evening, well done 48.5 miles is now behind you.

Day 7

Day of Rest.

Today you have the time and opportunity to go exploring on your own. The town offers a variety of shops and places to eat. Ben Nevis is not far away and the Neptunes Staircase is a lovely walk along the Caledonian Canal. Or why not take the Steam train to Skye?

Day 8

Return to Edinburgh Airport

After breakfast, we bid the Bonny Town of Fort William cheerio, and drive back south, through the beautiful Glen Coe, and back to civilization.


5 trekking days

Danish/English speaking guide

7 nights in shared Twin room

7 Breakfasts

6 Lunch packs

Luggage transfers on all days

Transportation Edinburgh/Crianlarich day 1

Transportation Fort William/Edinburgh day 8

NOT inclusive





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