40th Anniversary

The West Highland Way celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020.  Officially opened on 6 October 1980, the Way is the most established and best-loved of Scotland’s long distance walking routes, attracting a growing number of UK and overseas visitors.

Official Passport

A special edition of the West Highland Way official passport has been produced to celebrate 40 years of this magnificent long distance route.  You can buy your passport from selected retailers or online.

Official Merchandise

Coming soon – A limited edition range of merchandise will also be available from selected retailers.

40th Anniversary Memories

We will be asking people for their memories and photos of the West Highland Way over the last 40 years so that we can collate an archive and create a short legacy film.

Look out for more information on this website and social media on how to get involved.


The ‘West Highland Way: a more sustainable future’ project has been funded by the Forth Valley & Lomond, Argyll & Islands and Highland LEADER Programme through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Europe Investing in rural areas.

Latest updates: https://www.westhighlandway.org/notices/ Please follow the latest national guidance, stay safe and maintain physical distancing.