The Highland 4

The Highland 4 is a combination of 4 long distance hiking routes listed below. It can be completed in any direction you prefer, any time of the year. 2 popular routes West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and the least known East Highland Way that was designed by Kevin Langan in 2007 making it a very young long distance route. When it comes to the Road to the Isles Way, first-time I completed it in 2016 finishing in village of Corpach. In 2022 the route got extended to the statue of ‘Man with sore Feet” at the end of High Street. The whole route takes you on the busy A830 with short sections on pavements as there is not many paths this way. Please take care hiking this route making sure you’re visible to others at all times.

It was simply created by drawing lines on the map, following old and new established long distance hiking routes. You can hike over multiple days enjoying the scenery and local hospitality as these routes are taking you through beautiful villages that have a lot to offer.

Great Glen Way takes you through Inverness, Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston, Fort Augustus, Caol, Fort William

West Highland Way takes you throughMilngavie, Drymen, Balmaha, Rowardennan, Inversnaid, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy, Glencoe Mountain Resort, Kingshouse Hotel, Kinlochleven, Fort William

Road to the Isles Way takes you through Mallaig, Arisaig, Lochailort, Glenfinnan, Corpach, Caol, Fort William

East Highland Way takes you through Aviemore, Kincraig, Kingussie, Newtonmore, Laggan, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge, Fort William

Complete it from Fort William hiking North to Inverness, West to Mallaig, East to Aviemore or south along the West Highlnad Way to Milngavie. Or do it the way I did it choosing Fort William as your finish line at the statue of ‘The Man with Sore Feet’ and Great Glen Way stone in The Garrison of Inverlochy.

The Highland 4 Totals: 469km, 8502m of elevation

Click on the routes below to get directed to my reports.

Great Glen Way: 117km, 2097m of elevation

West Highland Way: 154km, 3688m of elevation

Road to the Isles Way: 68km, 779m of elevation

East Highland Way: 130km, 1938m of elevation

Each long distance hiking route has its own challenges and history. Find out more about them visiting their websites: Great Glen Way, West Highland Way, East Highland Way.


1. Pawel Cymbalista – 1d 23h 49min 29s




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