Enjoy spectacular views south over Loch Lomond, and north towards the mountains of the Highlands, as you make your way to Crianlarich. The West Highland Way then passes through forest, by the ruined priory of St Fillan, and across moorland to the busy little village of Tyndrum.
The trail climbs out of Inverarnan beside the River Falloch towards Crianlarich. Mighty Ben More and Stob Binnean provide a fantastic backdrop to your walk, and the views back down towards Loch Lomond are first class. After Crianlarich you enjoy a period of secluded woodland walking before making your way back to the valley floor and through farmland surrounded by towering highland scenery.
There is a small shop in Crianlarich, but it's worth taking a packed lunch with you today.
After heavy rains there can be landslides along the section from Inverarnan to Crianlarich blocking the path. If there have been heavy rains please check for any updates regarding the path with your accommodation before departing.
As you arrive into Tyndrum, be careful crossing the main road. Tyndrum is a popular stop for drivers and can be a busy place.
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:
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.
On the interactive map there are a few notable points of interest. Click the icons on the map for more information.
Re-stock on cash and supplies
Tyndrum is a fairly busy little hub with lots of walkers and drivers stopping on their journey through the west of Scotland. You can stock up on snacks and supplies at Brodies or the Green Welly (where there is also a cafe). If you need to withdraw some money, there is a cash machine at the Green Welly although beware it charges for use. There is also an outdoor equipment shop at the Green Welly if you need any midge repellent or additional clothing.
Tyndrum will be your last chance to stock up on cash and supplies until Kinlochleven.