The Official West Highland Way website is

Find all the information you need to immerse yourself in the wild landscapes of Scotland and the country’s best loved long distance walking route.  Please check the Notices page for latest updates.

Please follow the latest national guidance, stay safe if you are walking the West Highland Way at this time.

Milngavie is the official starting point of the West Highland Way.

The Plynth at the start of the West Highland Way

Buy the special edition Official Passport £5

The West Highland Way celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020.

Officially opened on 6 October 1980, the Way is the most established and best-loved of Scotland’s long distance walking routes, attracting a growing number of UK and overseas visitors.

Help us ensure it can be enjoyed by everyone for the next 40 years.
Buy the special edition Official Passport.

Local Businesses in Milngavie are also selling the Official Passports.

Creature Comforts, Mugdock Road.
Gavin’s Mill, through underpass with largest map of the West Highland Way.

Before setting out on their journey, walkers can purchase last minute essentials such as camping gas. Official West Highland Way merchandise & the must have West Highland Way passport.

Buying official merchandise helps fund the cost of the upkeep and maintenance of the 96 mile route to Fort William for future walkers.

Milngavie is a bustling little town, with over 150 thriving businesses serving an affluent population. There are lots of food and drink outlets to enjoy on the morning you start your journey.

Or why not visit Milngavie the day before you set off to spend time exploring the town and getting the all important selfies.

Did you know the entire route is depicted in the underpass to Gavin’s Mill and Tesco. It is thought to be the world’s largest to scale map of the route worthy of your attention.

Underpass to Tesco and Gavin's Mill artwork completed
Underpass to Gavin’s Mill and Tesco

And what about the route map in plain sight that no one ever sees, except the locals with small children?

Milngavie 96 miles to Fort William along the West Highland Way