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West Highland Way Food Guide and Map

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 by Meike van Krimpen

The West Highland Way is a world renowned long distance trail journeying 96 miles/151 kilometres through some of Scotland’s most inspiring landscapes.

Now there is nothing like trekking 9-15 miles/15-25 kilometres a day to work up a massive appetite! That is why we have investigated the best places to eat along the way and put them together in this nifty interactive West Highland Way Food Guide and Map.

This is a West Highland Way Map like no other! Taking into account the various budgets and tastes of the trekking foodie, this map shows everything from cafés, farm shops, distilleries and places where you can go fishing for your supper. Clicking on an icon will reveal to you that foodie destination’s highlights, a description, contact details and directions.

TIP: Click an icon under map to show locations of just that category. Click icon again to show all categories once more.

TIP: Clicking on directions will take you directly to Google Maps with the address already filled in, all you need to do is fill in your location.
Hopefully this foodie guide solves the age old problem of where to eat on the West Highland Way and also highlights some incredible destinations that are worth a visit even if you are not walking long distances every day.

Where to Eat & Drink on the West Highland Way

(Reading on a mobile? Scroll right for the full list).

Want to do the West Highland Way?

  • Visit all the foodie destinations on this guide on our fully guided trek of the West Highland Way.
  • Tackle the 96 mile journey over the course of 7 days with a group of likeminded people.
  • Learn about the area’s history and legends, as well as the flora and fauna, with the knowledge and experience of an expert guide.

Walking across a ropey bridge in the West Highland Way

Alternatively, try a self-guided epic. Set your own pace with the ability to extend the journey. All you have to do is think about putting one foot in front of the other and enjoy the stunning scenery. We will arrange all your accommodation, luggage transfers and provide you with OS maps and comprehensive route notes.

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Research Ongoing!

We have done our best to pull together the most noteworthy foodie destinations en-route, but the research is definitely incomplete and ongoing. Do you know of an absolute gem of a café or a stellar restaurant that is missing from this West Highland Way Food Guide? You can tell us on social media or email us on 

Do You Fancy the Challenge of the West Highland Way?

This iconic route is definitely one of our signature trips and one that is on many traveller’s bucket lists. We offer both a fully guided and a self guided option so you can choose between switching off and getting a deeper interpretation of the landscape and culture vs the flexibility of choosing your pace, when you want to stop and more importantly, when you want to get out of bed in the morning.

Alternatively we offer an extensive range of walking tours across Scotland, which you can visit here.

About the author

Meike van Krimpen

With my parents' work taking my family away to exotic countries meant that I grew up between Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands and have had the opportunity to visit some amazing countries along the way. This has left me with an unhealthy addiction to curry and all things spice, and also to travelling! When it was time to go to university I wandered off to Scotland for a new adventure and have somehow not managed to leave yet!

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