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.

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

Video shows Jock MacGillivary, Highland Council.

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.

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

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.

Donate Today

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:



Conic Hill is a particularly popular part of the West Highland Way, with people climbing up the hill to enjoy the amazing views over Loch Lomond. However, this many feet on the path causes erosion. The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is starting work on a maintenance project to repair the path in autumn 2022. It will be a big task, taking two to three years to carry out the upgrades, costing £420,000 in 2022/23 (and likely a similar level of investment to complete the project).  Learn more in the video below.

Find out more

Learn more about Climate and Nature and the impact on the West Highland Way.

Businesses

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Fundraise

Kimberly at the start of the West Highland Way in Milngavie

Kimberly 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 funds to support the trail itself!

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.

Officially opened on 6 October 1980, the WHW stretches from Glasgow to the foot of Ben Nevis and over 40,000 people walk the whole route annually, plus the same again visit for day trips or short breaks. As you can imagine, this amount of traffic has a significant impact on the trail.”

So far, Kimberly has raised an amazing amount of nearly £1500!

You can follow Kimberly’s adventure on Instagram here.

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

If you would like to undertake a similar challenge, please email: whw@lochlomond-trossachs.org.
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