Classic Walks of Scotland

6 Days | Soak up the scenery on Scotland’s best walks

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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Sample some of Scotland’s most iconic walks like the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way and conquer Ben Nevis - the highest peak in Scotland and the entire United Kingdom – with two expert guides by your side. Fort William, a charming town located on the shores of Loch Linnhe, is famous for being the gateway to Ben Nevis and will be your home away from home on this trip which takes you through an ever changing landscape that is famous for its Scottish culture, dramatic landscapes, and breathtaking natural scenery. Add a charming Scottish town and atmospheric pubs to enjoy at the end of each day and this walking trip has it all.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Walks Of Scotland including United Kingdom
Start
Fort William, United Kingdom
Finish
Fort William, United Kingdom
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
United Kingdom
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
Trip code
BWXF
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe, Fort William is a charming town that makes for the perfect base for your trip. Unpack once, settle in, and enjoy a warm welcome back at the end of each day.
  • Safety always comes first – let your experienced and qualified leader show you the way as you take in spectacular scenery on some of Scotland’s best walks.
  • Conquer Ben Nevis - the king of Scotland walks – with qualified mountain guides who will provide plenty of encouragement and help you scale the mountain at your own pace.
  • Trek the West Highland Way and experience the best of it – Devil’s Staircase and the final stage leading you to Fort William – and enjoy a leisurely ramble along the Great Glen Way.
  • This trip is as green as it gets. We only use public transport and our accommodation can be reached from major cities in the UK by train.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip. Please carefully read descriptions of all the walks as you will need a good level of fitness to fully enjoy all the included hikes.
  • Scottish weather can surprise – in good and bad way – so be prepared for lovely sunshine but also rain, wind, and lower temperatures. Please make sure you have good walking boots, rain gear, warm clothing, and sun protection for this trip.
  • On day 5 we will climb Ben Nevis. While the group will be led by qualified guides, it is important you are aware that the trek will take almost the entire day.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Walks Of Scotland including United Kingdom

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts

Transport

Walking, public bus, train, taxi

Accommodation

Guesthouse (5 nights)

Activities
  • Fort William - Fort William Orientation Walk
  • Fort William - West Highland Way Guided Hike (Glencoe to Kinlochleven Section including Devil’s Staircase)
  • Fort William - West Highland Way Guided Hike (Final Stage)
  • Fort William - Commando Memorial Visit
  • Fort William - Great Glen Way Guided Hike via Caledonian Canal to Gairlochy
  • Fort William - Ben Nevis Guided Hike
  • Fort William - Cow Hill Guided Hike
  • Fort William - Glen Nevis Guided Hike

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts at 3pm in Fort William on Day 1 and finishes at 1pm in Fort William on Day 6. Please book your onwards travels accordingly.
3. Fort William can be reached either by the sleeper train from London or by bus from Inverness (2 hours) or by a long but scenic train ride from Glasgow (5 hours).
4. Pre and post tour additional accommodation, arrival and departure transfers are available to book upon request, subject to availability. Please contact your Travel Consultant for more details.

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5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Jaslyn · Traveled April 2024
Great trip including all the major hiking routes and climbs around Fort William. Lara is an amazing guide and the hike up Ben Nevis was incredible as was the parts of the West Highland Way we achieved in 2 days.
Review submitted 01 May 2024

Fei · Traveled August 2023
The trip was absolutely incredible. We embarked on a 6-day nature walk non-stop, encountering a mix of sunny, rainy, and windy days – the classic Highland weather. The entire journey was impeccably organized, making it simple to adapt to your body's needs. Andrew and Ramsay were wonderfully kind and professional, ensuring everyone was taken care of throughout the hike.
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023

Michael · Traveled June 2023
Great trip with a lot of unbelievable scenery. Make sure you are prepared for Ben Nevis, that is a big day!
Review submitted 15 Jun 2023

Vanessa · Traveled June 2023
Fantastic trip but challenging! Loved the scenery, the guide and the accomodation. Loved the challenge of pushing myself and would do again.
Review submitted 16 Jun 2023

Steven · Traveled April 2023
Excellent hiking trip based out of the lovely town of Fort William. Kate was a wonderful guide as we hiked throughout the area and ultimately ascended Ben Nevis successfully!
Review submitted 08 May 2023
Classic Walks of Scotland
From
AUD $2,400