Lagangarbh Cottage and the Buachaille Etive Mor

Best of The West Highland Way

Walk the highlights of the West Highland Way—Scotland’s most famous long distance trail. Follow the route as it winds its way north through verdant lowlands, traces the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond, and follows deep glens steeped in turbulent clan history. Nowadays, you’ll find the West Highland Way brimming with welcoming Highland hotels and like-minded hikers reveling in the vastness of this stunning landscape. 
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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Balmaha to Rowardennan
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 153 m
Descent 133 m

Follow the path along the shore of Loch Lomond to reach Rowardennan. 

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Rowardennan to Inverarnan
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.7 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 216 m
Descent 229 m

On this section of the West Highland Way, the path rises high above Loch Lomond giving excellent views of the Arrochar Alps. Shortly after leaving ...

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 442 m
Descent 372 m

After passing the isolated Inveroran hotel, walk across the Rannoch Moor and look upon Scotland's most iconic mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor.  

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Hiking route · Highland Council
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 339 m
Descent 581 m

Climb the Devil's Staircase and catch a glimpse of Ben Nevis (Scotland's highest mountain) on this section of the West Highland Way between Glencoe ...

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Hiking route · Highland Council
Kinlochleven to Fort William
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 504 m
Descent 509 m

The final section on the West Highland Way: follow a track through the beautiful forests of Glen Nevis to gain excellent views of Ben Nevis before ...

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