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The East Highland Way Overview

About The East Highland Way

The East Highland way is an 82 mile trek which connects Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK with Aviemore, famous for its mountains and ski resorts. This trail really does have it all, from beautiful forests and shimmering loch side tracks to stunning mountain scenery. It is a great rival to the West Highland Way just much, much quieter!
Creag Meagaidh from Loch Laggan with snow on Summit

Moorland on the East Highland Way on a sunny day
Highlights of This Trail

- Walking by the side of Loch Laggan and its tranquil beaches.
- Views of Ben Nevis, the UKs highest mountain.
- Following sections of The Wild Cat Trail in Newtonmore
- Finishing in Aviemore in The Cairngorms Nation Park

What’s Included with this Holiday
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • 6 Days walking
  • A Qualified Mountain Leader
  • A Full Information Pack
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maximum group size of 12
  • Free transport back to Fort William
  • Support Vehicle available (so you can skip a section)
  • Free pick up and drop off to Fort William train station
Path along Loch Laggan

Is This Trail Right for Me?
The East Highland Way is very similar in difficulty level to the West Highland Way, so if you have enjoyed the West Highland Way you are very likely to love this trail. The main differences are that The East Highland Way is much quieter, more remote and is not Way Marked. This also makes for a fantastic trek for the first timer, the scenery is every bit as good, if not better than The West Highland Way and the trail is interesting throughout. You do not need to be an experienced walker as your guide will do all the navigation for you, but you will need a good positive attitude as it is a not a walk in the park.

At a Glance

Start: Fort William, Scotland
Finish: Aviemore, Scotland
Total Length: 82 miles
Number of Days: 8 day trip, 6 days walking
Number of Nights: 7
Difficulty Level: 3/5
Customer Comments

"Loved every minute of the trek. Everything is taken care of and runs smoothly thanks to the great planning by Scarlet. Ed our guide was brilliant." - Christine P

"You provide excellent service and I will happily recommend you to all my friends. Thank you so much for making the trip so logistically easy for us! Thank you for everything!" Kelli E
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