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mckenzie mountaineering.... outdoor adventures

West Highland Way

West Highland Way Price £459 pp

24th - 31st May 2019 & 07th - 13th October 2019

For 6 clients or more booking as a group, we can possibly offer alternative dates on request throughout the year.
Please feel free to contact us.

We welcome well behaved doggies on this tour. Please remember that your four legged friend will be walking the same daily distance as us humans and therefore should be a reasonably fit pooch!


This renowned long distance trail takes us on a 95 mile scenic walk from Milngavie in Glasgow to finish in Fort William in the Highlands. We take 7 days to complete the trail - averaging around 12 to 15 miles per day. There is an option to climb Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the British isles) at the end of this trek.

We offer this trip fully guided so our clients not only experience the wonderful scenery and diversity of this fantastic walk but also come away with an insight into the local flora and fauna, mountains and lochs and history and legends along the trail.

We also offer a fun barbecue on one eve and plan the trip so that we can enjoy pub nights with local music and good food.

Our ethos is to leave you with unforgettable memories, by running our trips in an informative, alternative and ultimately friendly and informal way! We are also open minded to any special requests.

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Refreshment stop Halfway to Drymen

Day 1 - Milngavie (Glasgow) to Drymen (12 miles)

The first day of our trek takes us through the parks of Milngavie into the countryside on gentle paths, with a visit to Glengoyne Distillery half way. (included in cost!)

Accom - Bed and Breakfast accomodation in Drymen

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View from Conic Hill down to Loch Lomond

Day 2 - Drymen to Rowardennan (15 miles)

The way takes us through Loch Lomond National Park today. From Drymen we go through Garadhban forest, up onto Conic hill with a traverse of the top (easily reached as a detour) the views over the loch on a clear day are stunning, we continue along the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond with a few more short ups and downs with more fine views before reaching Rowardennan.

Accom - Bunkhouse/Hostel in Rowardennan

Day 3 - Rowardennan to Inverarnan (14 miles)

The walk continues along the banks of Loch Lomond with sections being wonderfully close to the loch and interesting and varied terrain underfoot - a diverse and exciting section of the way.

Accom - Hikerhuts in Inverarnan

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A Rest stop beside River Falloch on the way to Tyndrum

This section takes us up through Glen Falloch with a steady incline initially and some ups and downs later and we pass the half way point of the west highland way!

Accom - Hiker huts in Tyndrum

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Taking in the Views from Mam Carraigh

Day 5 - Tyndrum to Kingshouse (19 miles)

A long day but on relatively easy tracks as we walk though the emotive surroundings of Rannoch Moor - majestic mountains and open vistas, this day gives you a feeling of entering deep into the Highlands!

Accom - Transfer by taxi to Hostel in Glencoe (glorious short drive through the Dramatic Glencoe valley with wonderful views of the mountains)

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Ascending the devil's Staircase

Day 6 - Kingshouse to Kinlochleven (9 miles)

Taxi back to Kingshouse for the start of this shorter day which however takes us dramatically over the Devils Staircase - a fair bit of ascent but a nice steady climb, with great panoramic mountain landscapes to be enjoyed on the way, descend into Kinlochleven.

Accom - Hiker Cabins in Kinlochleven

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Walking the Larig Mor with Ben Nevis looming ahead

Day 7 - Kinlochleven to Fort William (15 miles)

The final day of the way takes us through the Larig Mor with again fine mountain views all around us, over to Glen Nevis with Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK coming into dramatic view on a clear day. The way finishes over military roads and forest paths then finally into Fort William to the West Highland way finish point. Short taxi ride to our accomodation.

Accom - Bunkhouse in Glen Nevis

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Jens - a very proud Man on the Summit of Ben Nevis

Day 8 - Optional Ben Nevis Climb (4409 feet/1344 metres above sea level) 6- 7 hours

Option to climb Ben Nevis directly from our bunkhouse in Glen Nevis.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK, rising to 1344m (4409 ft), we're happy to guide you, weather permitting to the summit of this fantastic mountain at a small extra cost.

Please enquire for more details.

West Highland Way 24th May 2019 Price: £459 pp (discounts apply for group bookings - please enquire)

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accomodation
  • backup van for whole trip
  • breakfast on second day
  • barbecue one evening
  • distillery tour, Glengoyne Distillery
  • Travel info to the start (Milngavie) and back from Fort William
  • baggage transfer to each days finish point
  • taxi transfer where applicable
  • one or two experienced and friendly guides (qualified mountain leader)
    • Not included:

      • Breakfast (apart from 2nd day), evening meals (apart from BBQ eve), packed lunches and drinks
      • Transport to the start of the walk at Milngavie and return transport at the end of the walk at Fort William (unless prior arrangment has been made)
      • Optional extra night in Fort William to climb Ben Nevis
      • Travel insurance (recommended)
        • Dates: 24th - 31st May 2019

If you any further questions or special wishes, please enquire on our contact page or via email: info@mckenziemountaineering.com

For bookings please get in touch with us or fill out a contact form.

Please download our recommended Kitlist for the West highland Way.