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The West Highland Way Accommodation Options


We offer our West Highland Way holiday with 3 different accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.

Bed and Breakfast
The Bed and Breakfast option provides you with good standard Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with breakfast included within the price of the holiday. The B&Bs we use are located within small towns or villages and so you will have access to local shops as well as a choice of pubs to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to have an evening meal. In areas where there are no B&Bs or there are no facilities such as shops or pubs we will instead drive you out to another nearby village where a better overall experience can be achieved.
Price – £899

The Hawthorns B&B in Drymen



Camping
We provide a camping option for those who wish to get closer to nature. Your first night (your arrival night, in Milngavie), and your last night (the night before your departure, in Fort William) will be in B&B accommodation. But for the rest of the trek you will be camping out in local campsites, giving you the chance to really escape from the modern world. You will need to provide your own tent and camping equipment, which gives you the ability to use a tent that is familiar to you. However, don’t forget that all of this equipment will be moved for you, you will not need to carry any of it. Many people also bring their own stove so they can cook in the evening, but this is entirely optional as all the campsites will be within walking distance to a pub. Although the campsites are remote small campsite they will all have toilet and shower facilities, and some also have drying rooms and washing machines as well.
Price – £599

Blue and Pink Tent



Hotels and Luxury Bed and Breakfast
If you are looking for some of the highest standard accommodation available along the trail this is the option for you. Most of your accommodation will be in hotels, using 4 star B&Bs only when they are a higher standard than the local hotels. In areas where you finish walking and there is no high quality hotels or 4 star B&Bs (e.g. Kingshouse), you will be driven to a nearby village to make sure you get a consistent standard.
Price – From £1099

Tigh Na Cheo in Kinlochleve



Where You Will Be Staying
For all our accommodation options you will usually be staying for 1 night in Milngavie, 2 nights in Drymen, 2 nights in Crianlarich (Tyndrum for the camping option), 2 nights in Kinlochleven and then your final night in Fort William. This gives you the advantage of not having to repack every day while still getting to experience lots of the different villages on the trail. While we cannot guarantee this is where you will be staying each night this is certainly the experience most of our customers receive.


Facilities in Each Overnight Stop

Milngavie – a large town with a supermarket (which has a cash machine) and a number of pubs. It also has a tourist information shop that sells a very small selection of outdoor equipment, useful if you forget something!

Drymen – a small village but has a good selection of places to eat from traditional pubs to hotels including the Clachan Inn, the Drymen Inn and the Winnock Hotel. It also has a small shop where you can get lunch and snacks and also a cash machine.

Crianlarich – a very small village but has a choice of two pubs (Ben More or the Rod and Reel) and also has The Crianlarich Store for snacks and lunches with an ATM for cash.

Kinlochleven – slightly bigger than Drymen or Crianlarich. Kinlochleven has 3 good places to eat; The Tailrace Inn, The Macdonald Hotel or the Highland Getaway. It also has a well-stocked shop for snacks and lunches as well as a larger outdoor clothing store and ice climbing centre called the Ice Factor.

Fort William – a large town, with everything you would expect. It has a great variety of pubs, restaurants and takeaways, as well as a supermarket and a selection of smaller shops. It also has a very large number of outdoor clothing and equipment shops as well as a chemist, gift shops, cafés and banks.


 
 
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