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Some other ideas

If you are staying for a weekend or short break along the West Highland Way, there are some other things you could do whilst in the area – or just get a taster for doing the full 96 miles:

From Milngavie to Glengoyne

Experience the first 7 miles of the Way, starting at the obelisk in Milngavie and passing through Mugdock Woods, Carbeth and enjoying the views across to Dumgoyne.  Return on foot or by bus.

From Drymen

This 3.5 mile (5.5 km) circular route along part of the West Highland and Rob Roy Way gives you a gentle introduction to these two long distance routes along with some lovely views.  Allow 1.5 hours.

From Drymen to Balmaha

This short video below describes a 7 mile (11 km) walk along the West Highland Way from Drymen to Balmaha taking in Conic Hill, with spectacular views over Loch Lomond.  Allow 2.5-3 hours. (Please note, diversions may be in place during lambing season.)

From Balmaha

Starting from the centre of Balmaha, follow the oak-lined shore of Loch Lomond along part of the West Highland Way and climb up on to Craigie Fort, a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the loch, its islands and Ben Lomond.  Distance: 1¼ miles (2.1 km), allow 45 minutes. Varied path surface, including a short rough rocky section, some steep parts and uneven rocky steps.


From Rowardennan to Inversnaid

Get the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Tarbet and use the waterbus service to Rowardennan.  Enjoy the 7 mile walk along the West Highland Way from Rowardennan to Inversnaid, then enjoy the Inversnaid RSPB Nature Reserve and beautiful Arklet Falls before  getting the waterbus back to Tarbet. (Check the waterbus timetables here.)

From Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy

The stretch of the West Highland Way between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy is approx. 6.5 miles and you have the option of starting at either end and returning by train or bus (or on foot if you want a longer walk).  This short video shows you what to expect.  Allow 3 hours.



The Devil’s Staircase from Kingshouse

The Devil’s Staircase includes the highest point of the West Highland Way at 548m (1800 ft) – worth it for the spectacular views and sense of achievement!


Discover Glencoe

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