Support the West Highland Way

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

Thousands of feet on 96 miles of path – plus all the bridges, gates, signage, drainage and so on – means there is a huge amount of work involved to maintain the Way in good condition.  The Scottish weather – and the increasing number of severe weather events – also cause damage such as fallen trees and excess water.

We’re excited to share our new West Highland Way highlights film showcasing not only the walk & people enjoying it, but also those who work really hard to maintain the path.  Thank you to everyone who participated and supports the trail. 

Please help us ensure it can be enjoyed by everyone for the next 40+ years!

Ways You Can Help

Buy the Official Passport Package

Celebrate your journey and record your achievement by getting your passport stamped at Passport Points along the route.  You will receive a lanyard (made from recycled materials) and waterproof pouch along with an official passport.  Postage and packaging will be added at checkout.

Opening hours of Passport Points may vary, so please check ahead.  Please see map on Accommodation & Services page for a list of Passport Points.

Alternatively, passports can be purchased from selected WHW businesses, including Spar Milngavie, Gavin’s Mill and Creature Comforts in Milngavie, Drymen Bakery & Deli or Shandon Farmhouse in Drymen.

WHW Passport

West Highland Way Passport Package – £8.50

Please select the button to the right to add the passport package (passport, lanyard and pouch) to your cart and then select your quantity within Paypal. Please note that £1 per package will be added automatically for postage and packaging at checkout.

Some of our staff are still working remotely so please allow at least one week for delivery, longer if overseas.

Royal Mail dispatch overseas (update 21 Feb): Royal Mail has advised that international export services have now resumed although delivery may take slightly longer than usual.  This is following the severe disruption to international export services experienced following a cyber incident in January.

WHW Passport

Official West Highland Way Merchandise

The Finisher's Range. WHW Finisher's T-shirtsWHW Finisher's MedalWHW Finisher's Certificate

Please check out our online shop for a large range of clothing, accessories and more.  Every purchase made helps support the maintenance of the route.

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The West Highland Way is managed by Highland, Stirling, Argyll & Bute and East Dunbartonshire Councils plus Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which is the group’s lead body.  The Management Group invests significant time and resources each year to maintaining the West Highland Way as a quality walk.

By making a donation, purchasing the passport or official merchandise you are contributing towards the upkeep and maintenance of the West Highland Way.


Please make a donation below:

Kimberly at the start of the West Highland Way in MilngavieKimberly Mauser set off on a solo adventure to walk the 96 miles/154 km of the West Highland Way in early October 2022 – whilst raising an amazing £1500 to support the trail itself! You can follow Kimberly’s adventure on Instagram here.

Kimberly said, “After some significant life events, I have decided to start the next chapter stripped down to my essence as a human and rewild. Weaving through the majestic Scottish highlands, the WHW is the ultimate host.”

The West Highland Way Management Group is very grateful to Kimberly for undertaking this challenge and to everyone who supported her fundraising.

If you would like to undertake a similar challenge, please email:

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