Details, walking the Scottish Highlands
British Airways offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles and BWI Marshall to Glasgow from $692 round trip.
Trains depart for Milngavie from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street several times an hour. One-way fare is about $9. Trains return to Glasgow Central from Inverness every two hours. Fares vary widely
but are usually around $50 one way.
Where to stay
The Ways are served by a wide assortment of bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs and hotels. Easyways (www.easyways.com), a walker's accommodations service, will make arrangements for you at several different price levels.
Ardlui, Loch Lomond
Across the loch from the trail with its own boat to ferry you. Singles about $115 per night.
West Highland Way Sleeper Bridge of Orchy Station, Bridge of Orchy 011-44-1838-400548
www.westhighlandwaysleeper.co.uk A bunkhouse in a train station. Bunk with linens, dinner and breakfast from $54.