West Highland Way

The West Highland Way (Scottish Gaelic: Slighe na Gàidhealtachd an Iar) is a linear long distance footpath in Scotland, with the official status of Long Distance Route.

Running from Milngavie (pronounced Mullguy) north of Glasgow to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, with an element of hill walking in the route.


The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to  the Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William .  

Managed by the West Highland Way Management Group consisting of:

About 85,000 people use the path every year, of whom over 30,000 walk the entire route

The trail was approved for development in 1974 and was completed and opened on 6 October 1980 by Lord Mansfield so becoming the first officially designated long distance footpath in Scotland.

For more information about the route, please visit the official West Highland Way website.

Information source - Wikipedia.