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Adventure Itinerary

 
Day 1 - Arrival & Milngavie

You will want to schedule your flight to arrive in Glasgow no later than 12pm. We always recommend planning to come in a day early in the case of a delay and to adjust to any time zone changes. From here, we will take a shuttle to Milngavie. Free time in Milngavie.

Meals Included: Dinner

 
Day 2 - Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles)

Today we will meet at 9am and head toward the Train Station where our luggage will be transferred. We will then start our hike from Milngavie to Drymen (12 miles). This is an easy start to your trek heading off through the beautiful Mugdock Country Park, then taking in great views of the hill of Dumgoyne.

Trekking Distance: 12 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 3 - Drymen to Rowardennan

A reasonably tough day with much ascent and descent though definitely worth the hard work as you look down to beautiful Loch Lomond from Conic Hill. A series of lovely woodland paths give you glimpses of Ben Lomond and leads you on to the tiny village of Rowardennan

Trekking Distance: 14 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 4 - Rowardennan to Inverarnan

A reasonably challenging day with fabulous views across to the Arrochar Alps as you pass through the tiny and remote village of Inversnaid. A few ups and downs and easy scrambles sees you on your way to Inverarnan situated at the head of Loch Lomond.

Trekking Distance: 12 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 5 - Inverarnan to Tyndrum

A good section of path after leaving Inverarnan as you follow the River Falloch. You pass under the famous West Highland Railway line and an easy accent takes you past Crianlarich. Then onto Tyndrum with stunning views of the Munros Ben More and Stob Binnein.

Trekking Distance: 13.25 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 6 - Tyndrum to Inveroran

As you leave Tyndrum you gently climb towards Bridge of Orchy. Keeping pace with the railway line, look out for trains on the Kinglass viaduct. From Bridge of Orchy a short steep climb over the hill to descend into the remote stage of Inveroran.

Trekking Distance: 9 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 7 - Inveroran to Kingshouse

You then follow Thomas Telford’s military road over Rannoch Moor and onto the stage of Kingshouse. As you cross the Moor you are in wonderful wilderness.

Trekking Distance: 9.5 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 8 - Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

The famous Buachaille Etive Mor mountain is in fine view all the way from Kingshouse to the foot of the Devil’s Staircase. Fantastic views await you at the top before you start a steep descent into Kinlochleven on a very good footpath.

Trekking Distance: 9 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 9 - Kinlochleven to Fort William

The steep climb out of Kinlochleven is made worthwhile by the views at the top of the hill. A remote walk winds its way across country until you start to see the imposing figure of Ben Nevis as you make your approach to Fort William and the end of the Way!

Trekking Distance: 15 miles

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 10 - Free Day to Relax or Explore

Free day to explore Fort William or to summit Ben Nevis.

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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 11 - To Glasgow

From here, we will take a shuttle back from Fort William to Glasgow (3 hours), and will check into our final night and have our departure dinner.

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Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 12 - Departure

You may schedule your departure flight at any time on this day. Once the trip is a go, please confirm with your guide for the correct date before you book your flights.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
 
 

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Trip Details

 
Start

Glasgow, Scotland

Finish

Glasgow, Scotland

Duration

11 Days

Fitness Level

Activities
Backpacking
Hiking

Designated Scotland’s first long distance footpath and one of Scotland’s great trails, the West Highlands Way opened in 1980 and is comprised of many ancient roads including military and drovers’ roads (driving livestock), dating back to the Jacobite uprisings. We will trek from the Lowlands to the Highlands, through some fantastic scenery that will leave you dreaming about this special place for decades to come.

 
What's Included
  • All transportation from the airport onward
  • All accommodations from night 1-night 9
  • Professional guide services
  • Portage of 20 kgs luggage
  • All meals from dinner day 1- breakfast day 10
What's Not Included
  • Cost of obtaining passport and Visa
  • International flights
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gear
 

Additional Information

Air Arrangements

You will want to schedule your flight to arrive no later than 12pm on Day 1, and depart anytime on day 11. We always recommend coming in a day early in the case of a delay. On the final day of the tour, you may leave at any time. Please be sure to check with us prior to purchasing your ticket to make sure the flights you have chosen will work well with the tour itinerary and that the tour is sufficiently subscribed to operate. Once purchased, most airline tickets are non-refundable and carry a penalty to change. We are not responsible for these fees. Also, it is imperative that we receive a copy of your comprehensive flight itinerary—including any and all flights not covered in the tour fee—so that we may track you in the event of missed connections, delays, or other mishaps.

Single Supplement Option

The single supplement for this trip is $400. If you do not have a roommate but wish to share, we will try to pair you with a roommate from the tour; but if none is available, you will be billed for the single supplement. Our tour fees are based on double occupancy; one-half the cost of a double room is priced into the tour fee. The single supplement is calculated by taking the actual cost of a single room and subtracting one-half the cost of a double room (plus any applicable taxes)

Meals

Breakfasts are typically eggs, toast, ham, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding, yogurt, and fruit along with coffee and tea. Lunches are some combination of bread, cheese, meat, fruit, vegetable, and cold drink. Tea and snacks are served at the lodging sites. Dinners consist of local pub fare including soup and bread, salads, haggis, burgers, fish, and Scottish pies. Vegetarian and other special diets can usually be accommodated with advanced notice.

Accommodations

Our accommodations may vary based on availability. During the trek, we will be staying in B&Bs, hotels, and hostels. All accommodations are based on double occupancy.

Health

The West Highland Way is a long and somewhat challenging trail and can be accomplished with an average fitness level. The elevation is about 1800 feet in the highlands with more rugged terrain. We will be hiking with day packs so the trek should not be too exerting despite the mileage. Talk to your doctor about vaccinations, prescriptions you are taking or might want to take with you in case you get sick.

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.

 
 
 

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Meet Your Guides

 
 
Cole Shobert
 
Cole Shobert

Cole Shobert is the Backwoods Adventures Travel Specialist and he specializes in making travel dreams come true! Cole hails from Lubbock, Texas, and when he’s not sending folks on amazing adventures around the world, you’ll find him somewhere in wild West Texas hunting, fishing, or mountain biking with his dog and best friends.

 
 
 

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Travel Insurance

Backwoods recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, contact Travelex Insurance Services.

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