The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is the first and one of the longer of
the long distance trails in Scotland. It was opened in 1980
and stretches for 152 kilometres (95 miles) from the Glasgow
suburb of Milngavie to the town of
William at the foot of Ben
The West Highland Way starts at the north end of the station
where a pedestrian underpass dips under Woodburn Way and up
into Station Road. The road merges into Douglas Street after
150 metres where there is a shopping precinct (the last chance
to top up your supplies before Fort William) and a monument
for the official start of the West Highland Way. A walkway
to cross over Allander Water to the rear of the shops and
across a couple of roads to a sunken, tree-shaded path. This
path follows the line of an old railway line that served a
former paper mill on the river. This mill and others on the
Allander Water were responsible for the growth of Milngavie in
the 1830's into a sizable town.
Lodges on Route
There are many places of Masonic interest situated along the
West Highland Way and you will be assured of a fraternal
welcome when you call in for refreshments or a meal in
Start with a refreshments or a meal at
Lodge Ellangowan, social club.
We are situated at the start of this route, in the centre
of Milngavie (Mull-Guy).
Next stop could be
Loch Lomond, No. 1483.
Address: - Memorial Hall,
Milton of Buchanan, by Drymen.
End your walk at
William, No 43.Address:-
Memorial Hall High Street, Fort
The mileage chart below is taken from the West Highland Way
brochure and should be used only as a guide.