The best of the West Highland Way from Drymen

  • Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Drymen / Fort William
  • Distance 103 km / 64 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $805

Overview

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the heart of Scotland on a tour of the West Highland Way from Drymen, a town northeast of Glasgow and northwest of Edinburgh. Follow in the footsteps of military troops on this historic route to Fort William.

  • Walk on the banks of the magnificent Loch Lomond.
  • Discover the swampy wasteland on Rannoch Moor.
  • See Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
  • Tour the "Devil's Staircase", an ancient military route that will take you to a point from where you will have excellent views.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified meals
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to the starting point of your walking holiday along the West Highland Way, we recommend the following options:

    The first is to get to Glasgow Airport and then take a bus to Drymen.

    The second is to get to Prestwick Airport, take a train to Glasgow (50 minutes) and from there a bus to Drymen.

    The third option is to travel to Edinburgh Airport and from there take a bus to Glasgow (1 hour).

    When you've finished your trip, you can head from Fort William by train to Glasgow (3h 45m) to take your flight to your home city.

    FAQs

    We recommend you take this walking holiday between the end of March and October.

    In particular, May can be a good time to travel, as there are not many midges (mosquitoes) just yet.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    This route has a medium-low level of difficulty, every day you will walk between 5 and 10 hours on undulating terrain, so it is advisable that you are in good physical condition to make the most of this walking holiday.

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    We suggest you bring insect repellent; in case you need it.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.