From Edinburgh: Full-Day Hiking Tour of West Highland Way

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Travel from Edinburgh to the Scottish Highlands for a hiking day trip of the West Highland Way. Enjoy the scenery and learn about local wildlife, history, and legends at Loch Lomond National Park.


  • Feel a sense of freedom as you escape the city and experience the highlands
  • Admire the views at the majestic Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off in from the Edinburgh meeting point
  • Listen to tales from your guide and learn about history, wildlife, and legends
  • Be sure to take some great photos of the scenery to during this picturesque hike


Depart from Edinburgh and head straight to the beautiful village of Drymen, the starting location for the hike. Home to one of the oldest pubs in the country, learn some interesting facts about the village before setting off on the hike through Garabhan Forest. As you walk through the forest, hear the fascinating tale of why the road was constructed and learn about what life was really like during one of the bloodiest periods in Scottish history, The Jacobite Uprisings. Make your way to Conci Hill and take in. spectacular views of Loch Lomond, the largest inland lake in Britain. Listen to facts about Loch Lomond, from its maximum depth to the strange animals that inhabit one of the islands. After conquering this Conci Hill, descend to the village of Balmaha for a well-deserved lunch (at your own expense). Following lunch at the Oak Tree Inn, wait for the bus back to take you back to the the point of the hike. From there, return to the original meeting point in Edinburgh.


Pickup and drop-off from the meeting point Guided hike

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • There are no bathrooms during the hike as it takes place in a remote area
  • The terrain is varied and the ground can be uneven and slippery. There is an approximately 45-minute uphill section to complete • The length of the hike is 7.5 miles (11.1 km)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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