Hydro Scheme Works at Allt Nathrach

The section of track affected is from the Allt na h’Eirghe to 400m west. Pipelaying work will start on wed 16th Jan and be completed by Monday 25th February.

There will be banksmen in attendance to direct walkers & cyclists around the works during working hours, please follow the direction signs outside working hours.

The trench will be backfilled at the end of each day, but there will be a short excavation at the leading end of the pipe that will remain open overnight, but will be securely fenced.

Contact details for development: Phone 01738 493110 Email

Please see map and information below.

Added: 9th January 2019

Path resurfacing

Works will commence Mon 25th Feb 2018 for 6 weeks to resurface path network through Allander Park, Milngavie.

Access will be maintained throughout and banksmen will be visible throughout the day to assist walkers and cyclists.


Please see map below with works marked on it.

Added: 29th October 2018


There will be a diversion put in place at the northern end of the WHW (Lundavra to Fort William) starting from Monday 5th November until 31st March 2019. Forestry Commission Scotland are carrying out essential harvesting between Lundavra and Glen Nevis over the winter months.

Please see map below with diversion marked on.

Added: 29th October 2018

Livestock on West Highland Way

Please be aware that sections of the route go through working farms where livestock will be present, not all sections are able to have diversions.

Please pay particular attention when walking with dogs as there will be sheep with lambs and cows with calves along the route. Both can be easily disturbed and also could potentially be a danger, see advice below:

The information below is a short summary of the key things to remember from the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

The Access Code says:

Access rights apply to people walking dogs as long as their dogs are kept under proper control. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Farm animals:
    • Never let your dog worry or attack farm animals.
    • Don’t take your dog into fields where there are lambs, calves or other young farm animals.
    • If you go into a field of farm animals, keep your dog(s) on a short lead or under close control and keep as far as possible from the animals.
    • If cattle react aggressively and move towards you, keep calm, let the dog go and take the shortest, safest route out of the field.

For further information see the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website here

Way Made Easier

A section of the West Highland Way, on the old Military Road south of Kinlochleven has recently been improved. For more information please see here

Added: 3rd July 2018

Scottish Six Day Trials

The Scottish Six Day Trials are an annual event which has taken place in the area around Fort William since 1977.

The event itself has little impact on the West Highland Way, but you are likely to come across spectators who may use the path to access the Trials route. You may find that while the Trials are taking place, Fort Williams can be busy with spectators and support crews, however we’ve never had any complaints regarding the event.

You can find more information on the trials at

Keep it clean

Our forests are at risk from tree pest and diseases. Tree diseases can travel. That’s not new but the increase in global trade and the impacts of climate change mean the foresters are tackling an increasing number of problems at once.

Pests and diseases can hitch a ride in mud and debris on your shoes, dog’s paws and bike tyres, ending up in new forests. We’re doing everything we can but we need your help too.

Before a forest visit, make sure you’ve cleaned your shoes, your bike, your kit and your dog too.

This helps slow disease spread, preserving our woodlands now and for future generations. Together we can help control the spread of diseases.

For more information visit