You can look forward to spectacular views south over Loch Lomond, and north towards the mountains of the Highlands as you make your way to the village of Crianlarich.
The West Highland Way climbs out of Inverarnan beside River Falloch towards Crianlarich. Mighty Ben More and Stob Binnean provide a fantastic backdrop to your walk, and the views back down Loch Lomond are first class. The way bypasses Crianlarich, but if you need any supplies or are staying in Crianlarich, then follow the signs down to the town.
After heavy rains there can be landslides in the area blocking the path. If there have been heavy rains please check for any updates regarding the path with your accommodation before departing.
If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the West Highland Way map from Footprints. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.
If you wish to bring a guidebook, we would recommend Trailblazer's West Highland Way: Milngavie to Fort William by Charlie Loram.
Macs Adventure Blogs
Using our decades of experience we have written several blogs containing helpful tips, daily wildlife information, lunch stops, where to eat, FAQ and more. Please follow the link below to read our West Highland Way insights:
Noted on the interactive map are a couple notable points of interest. Click the icons on the map for more information.
If you are staying overnight in Crianlarich then it makes sense to take advantage of the village store and cash machine, which is inside the small convenience store. As it is an extra 15 minutes off the trail if you are not staying overnight in Crianlarich carry on walking until Tyndrum where you will have access to the same facilities.
Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. A waterproof cover for your rucksack is also useful.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it would be beneficial to bring a power bank.