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The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is 96 miles (154 km) starting in Milngavie and carrying through to Fort William. It is typically traversed from south to north, due to the southern stages being easier to complete in preparation for the more challenging northern stages. The start of the route is on Douglas Street in the centre of Milngavie and is marked with an obelisk; the end of the route is at Gordon Square in the centre of Fort William this is marked with a statue of a West Highland Way Walker. The route passes very close to our lodges on Loch Lomond, skirting along the east side of the loch and passing Ardlui before heading into the mountains.

Suggested stages are:
Milngavie to Drymen: 12 miles/19 km
Drymen to Rowardennan: 14 miles/22.5 km
Rowardennan to Inverarnan: 14 miles/22.5 km
Inverarnan to Tyndrum: 12 miles 19.5 km
Tyndrum to Inveroran: 9 miles/14.5 km
Inveroran to Kingshouse (no facilities available at Kinghouse): 10 miles/16 km
Kingshouse (no facilities available at Kingshouse) to Kinlochleven: 9 miles/14.5km
Kinlochleven to Fort William: 16 miles/24 km

The West Highland Way passes through some of Scotland’s picturesque scenery including countryside parks, open moorlands and steep mountains. Some routes go through working farms, there are some diversions in place to avoid livestock and lambing, although this may not always be possible.

You can use our Loch Lomond Lodges as a base for exploring parts of the West Highland Way and can find out plenty about the West Highland Way on the official website here:


Image courtesy of the West Highland Way official website