March 23, 2021

Walking the West Highland Way In 9 Days

Matthew Usherwood

Planning a 9 day hike along the West Highland Way is quite an adventure. In order to help you prepare I’ve written a 9 Day Itinerary for the route if you are planning to hike it in sections or as a long epic journey.

The accommodation on this page have been hand picked, and checked on Facebook, TripAdvisor, and via Google Reviews to ensure they are of an acceptable quality. Most can be booked direct, online either via booking.com, or through their own website. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at matt@bookmytrail.com

Please note, some of the accommodation options below include an affiliate link. If you book through these links DistanceHiker will receive a small percentage of the total price. This allows us to keep producing excellent resources to help you book your trail. Thanks, Matthew.

The Itinerary

Arrive In Milngavie For Your First Night’s Stay​

Day 1: Walk From Milngavie To Drymen – 12 Miles​

Day 2: Walk From Drymen To Balmaha – 7 Miles​

Day 3: Walk From Balmaha To Rowardennan – 7 Miles​

Day 4: Walk from Rowardennan to Inverarnan – 14 miles

Day 5: Walk from Inverarnan to Tyndrum – 12 miles​

Day 6: Walk from Tyndrum to Inveroran – 10 miles

Day 7: Walk from Inveroran to Kingshouse – 10 miles

Day 8: Walk from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven – 9 miles

Day 9: Walk from Kinlochleven to Fort William – 14 miles

Depart from Fort William after breakfast

Arrive in Milngavie for your first night's stay

West highland way rooms

Rooms from £69.00 per night

The Kirkhouse Inn

Rooms from £110.00 per night

Day 1: Walk from Milngavie to Drymen - 12 Miles

The winnock hotel

Rooms from £118.00 per night

Ashbank Bed & Breakfast

Rooms from £75.00 per night

Buchanan Arms Hotel

Rooms from £72.00 per night

Day 2: Walk from Drymen to Balmaha - 7 miles

Balmaha Lodges​

Rooms from £70.00 per night

Oak Tree Inn

Rooms from £70.00 per night

Day 3: Walk from Balmaha to Rowardennan - 7 miles

Rowardennan Hotel

Rooms from £64.00 per night

Rowardennan Youth Hostel

Rooms from £64.00 per night

Day 4: Walk from Rowardennan to Inverarnan - 14 miles

Ardlui Hotel​

Rooms from £74.00 per night

The Drovers Inn

Rooms from £74.00 per night

Day 5: Walk from Inverarnan to Tyndrum - 12 miles​

Tyndrum Lodges

Rooms from £70.00 per night

Day 6: Walk from Tyndrum to Inveroran - 10 miles

Inveroran Hotel

Rooms from £70.00 per night

Day 7: Walk from Inveroran to Kingshouse - 10 miles

Kingshouse Hotel

Rooms from £108.00 per night

Day 8: Walk from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven - 9 miles

Tigh na Cheo

Rooms from £79.00 per night

Day 9: Walk from Kinlochleven to Fort William - 14 miles

Alexandra Hotel

Rooms from £108.00 per night

2 Responses

  1. Planning to do WHW in a couple of years, hopefully, coming from Australia. Want to continue walk through to Inverness as well. Looks great what you have done.

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