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.

It is 154.5 km (96 miles) long, running from Milngavie (pronounced Mullguy) north of Glasgow to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, with an element of hill walking in the route.

Managed by the West Highland Way Management Group consisting of:

  • Argyll & Bute Council
  • Highland Council
  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.
  • Stirling Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

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

Information source - Wikipedia.