The West Highland Way

In 2010 the West Highland Way, the challenging long distance walk covering some 95 miles between Milngavie in the outskirts of Glasgow and Fort William, became an extra mile longer.

Ordinarily, you might think that 95 miles was long enough, and why should you bother with yet another blister inducing, weary leg wobbling mile. But there is a plus side to quite literally going the “extra mile”. And that is the new finish line is in fact almost right outside The Grog & Gruel. Handy, eh?!

The west end of the town’s High Street has been ‘refurbished’ and a new statue keeps an eye on the official finish line of the West Highland Way.

What better way to finish a week out in the wilds of Scotland’s finest scenery (and quite likely weather too) than with a pint/coffee/feed* at Fort William’s favourite pub and restaurant!

West Hgihland Way whisky*Delete as appropriate – or just go the whole ‘hog’ so to speak!

Celebrate your walk in the ‘West Highland way’

Walking the way is quite an achievement and calls for a wee celebration and since you’re now in the Highlands it would have to be with a wee dram.

Our carefully selected 10 year old single malt scotch whisky is just the thing, but be careful not to overdo it as it’ll be a sore heid that you’ll be moaning about and not your sore feet. Exclusive to The Grog & Gruel (and Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, where you may have stopped along the way).

Fancy a bottle as a souvenir of your walk? You need to visit our Grog Gifts page.