The End of the West Highland Way


This little scene made me smile. It was a quick photo grab as i stepped out of a shop in Fort William. Some people really do love their dogs and these two Shelties could tell that a choccy doggie treat was coming their way even as the man started to reach into his pocket. Maybe they’d just had quite a long walk.

The impressive statue of the walker signifies the end of the West Highland way, a 96 miles (154Km) walking route from Milngavie to Fort William described as the Scotland’s premier long distance route. Indeed the route goes through some terrific Highland locations such as the shore of Loch Lomond, Rannock Moor, Glencoe and Glen Nevis before finishing in Gordon Square, Fort William.

And to prove you’ve actually done it…. well you can get a West Highland Way Official Souvenir Passport and have it stamped along the route at one of the many Passport Stamping Stations.