Hiking the West Highland Way, Scotland
May 14 - 24, 2024
Exclusive small group size, limited to 5 participants - Waitlisted
Listed by National Geographic as one of the top 10 best trails in the world and arguably Scotland’s favorite Trail, the West Highland Way explores the finest highland scenery. It runs officially for 96 miles from Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, across Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis. Well-maintained and regularly improved, the route follows ancient drovers’ roads, old coaching routes and old military roads built to help in the control of Jacobite clansmen in the 18th century. Hiking the West Highland Way is like taking a walk through Scottish History, endowed with scenes of massacre, betrayal, lawlessness and military action.
The beauty of the Way derives from the many changes in its character as it progresses through different geological zones: from the pastures of Lowland Scotland to the Highlands; from the shores of lovely Loch Lomond and through great glens, to the wilderness of Rannoch Moor surrounded by the breathtaking mountains of Glen Coe with their unpronounceable Gaelic names; past the sea loch of remote Kinlochleven and through the Lairig Mor to Fort William.
The trip is designed for fit, experienced hikers accustomed to long days on the hills. It involves hikes over long distances in remote countryside and rough terrain. Underfoot conditions can be boggy, rocky and pathless in places. Long ascents and descents require a good level of fitness. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant stamina required to join this trip. A sustained effort is required to complete this trail and provision cannot be made for anyone who opts out. The hiking day varies from 4 to 8 hours and it is important for your enjoyment and that of others that you can maintain the pace.
All lodgings in shared twin/double occupancy rooms with en suite bath
On-trip transportation: Train from Glasgow to Milngavie, return ferry to Inchcailloch Island, return ferry to Ardlui, local bus and taxi services
All luggage transfers
All breakfasts and dinners
Gratuities for local service providers
All guided hikes with the services of one leader
4 pre - trip bulletins prior to departure with more detailed and specific information to help you prepare for your adventure
What's Not Included:
RT air and in-country travel, pre- and post- trip
Lunches (pack lunch, sandwiches or snacks, every day the leader will detail the best available options), beverages with meals
Entrance fees to any museum or house
Tips for trip leader at your discretion
Other expenses including Covid-19 tests, quarantine and medical evacuations
We recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Trip Dates: May 14 - 24, 2024 | 11 days
Exclusive small group size limited to 5 participants - Waitlisted
Trip Price is variable: Less than 4 participants - $4,965 per person | 4+ participants - $4,775 pp
Deposit: $500 nonrefundable deposit due on sign-up.
If there is no roommate available, you will be charged a single supplement of $998.
Balance to be paid by January 14, 2024. You will be advised on the balance due. For budgeting purposes, assume a trip price of $4,965.
Price is based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants traveling solo. Single supplements are very limited. Your non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Either pay on line (credit/ debit cards accepted) using our secure PayPal payment system or write a check, payable to “Big Round World”, and mail it to: PO Box 1337, Lyons, CO 80540.
How to Sign Up
Pay your trip deposit - click on the yellow Buy Now button below.