(West Highland Way) Through the Mamores
WEST HIGHLAND WAY (GUIDED)   7 stages . 8 nights . Scottish Highlands   Booking

West Highland Way
Guided trekking holiday

+ Scotland's essential long-distance trail
+ Trek in a group led by an expert leader
+ Varied paths lead to increasingly bold views

Latest news March 2019
Please ask us about a trip during our 2019 season. Thank you.

The West Highland Way runs for 152km (95 miles) from Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, to Fort William, the hub of the Highlands under Ben Nevis.

In the course of 7 stages, your leader takes the group along twisting wooded paths beside Loch Lomond, later breaking out into the Highlands to skirt Rannoch Moor on old military tracks. The final approach to Glen Nevis runs through a high valley. The terrain is not unduly technical and the WHW's emphasis is on the daily distance.

We cover the whole route from Milngavie to Fort William, missing out nothing. Our approach is focused on knowledge of the route itself, to give what we hope is the best experience on this magnificent trail.

The group stays in a mix of friendly guesthouses and B&Bs, characterful inns, and comfy small hotels.


Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's West Highland Way guided walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
WHWg West Highland Way (Guided)
5 May to 15 September 2019
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Options on the scheduled guided trips
7 stages
(8 nights)

Please ask 1,190
Singles 200
Our main WHW
Singles 240
Options on a private guided trip
9 stages
(10 nights)

Please ask 1,430
Singles 250
Singles 300
8 stages
(9 nights)

Please ask 1,310
Singles 225
Singles 270
6 stages
(7 nights)

Please ask 1,070
Singles 175
Singles 210
Baggage transfer 50

Baggage transfer

Our baggage option on the WHW takes your bag to each night's accommodation. Each morning simply leave your bag with your host or at reception. If your first night is in Glasgow instead of Milngavie (an option, or if due to availability) then your group will drop bags in Milngavie before 9am.


If you join us as a private group instead of joining our scheduled treks, then we can adjust your WHW in various ways.

+ Faster treks like our 6-stage schedule, or longer
+ Stay in hostels at locations where these are available
+ See Glasgow by adding a night beforehand

Of course, on a private trip you can come on the dates that suit you. Except for the composition of the group and the dates, everything else is the same as on our scheduled treks.

Key information Summer 2019

Trip name: West Highland Way
Guided or self-guided? Guided
Trip code: WHWg
Route: WHW West Highland Way
(See our background page on the WHW)
(Prefer our Self-guided trip?)
Group size: 4 to 8 people
Length: 7 days' trekking
Start: Milngavie near Glasgow
End: Fort William in the Highlands
Typical walk: 21.5km, 400m ascent
Highest altitude: 548m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

Dates Summer 2019

Scheduled trips 2019
Please join our guided trip:

WHWg1 4 to 12 May 2019
Guided by leader to be announced
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Leaders at Alpine Exploratory

Private trips 2019
Please join us any time in our season from
5 May to 15 September 2019

Scheduled trips: Starting 2 May 2020
Season: 3 May to 18 September 2020

Research Summer 2019

People at Alpine Exploratory People at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2019 research on the West Highland Way will be led by:
Steph Ward in April
Hannah Wright in April

Recces 2019

Walking into Inveroran on the West Highland Way
To Inveroran (Photo gallery)

Alpine Exploratory's service

8 nights, staying in:
B&Bs and guesthouses (5)
Small hotels (2)
Inn (1)

Accommodation and itinerary
Guided trekking with your IML

The UIMLA logo An IML leads your trek

Our West Highland Way treks are led by our IMLs

The IML award

The Devil`s Staircase and Buachaille Etive Mor
Atop the Devil's Staircase (Photo gallery)

Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our WHW background page

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