The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains.
Normally the route is completed from south to north, the thinking behind this being the southern stages are easier and will prepare you for the more demanding northern stages.
Due to the variety of distances involved, these sections should not necessarily be considered as a days activity. Planning of stage lengths should be based upon ability and fitness and the opportunities available to explore places of interest along the route. See our itineraries section for ideas on how to split up the route.
You can also download GPS tracks for your mobile app or GPS navigation device by clicking on each route section.
- Milngavie to Drymen: 12 miles/19 km
- Drymen to Rowardennan: 15 miles/24 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 : 10 miles/16 km
- Kingshouse to Kinlochleven: 9 miles/ 14.5 km
- Kinlochleven to Fort William: 15 miles/24 km
Find out distances between more locations along the West Highland Way using the mileage chart lower down the page.
The British Horse Society Scotland have produced notes to help those interested in using part of or all of the waymarked route which identify locations and give brief details of features which may restrict multi-use of the West Highland Way.
The following links are for official guides of the West Highland Way, both of which have comprehensive maps:
New for 2020: the West Highland Way book which has been written by the Wee Munro Team and 25% of any profits will go back to the West Highland Way to protect its future.