West Highland Way, Scottish Highlands

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Witness some of Scotland's most breathtaking scenery along West Highland Way, a long-distance footpath. Stretching 154.5 km (96 mi) from Milngavie up north to Fort William, the footpath traverses mysterious forests, barren moors, picturesque glens, and much more using several ancient roads. The way is broken up into several sections, so you can brave the whole length or just walk a portion. Be sure to bring a map and dress appropriately for Scotland's unpredictable weather. You'll find a range of accommodations and dining options in the friendly towns along the path. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kinlochleven trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • We hiked the WHW with packs (no transfer) and nothing planned. We did it just as we’d feel like day by day, as this is how we usually hike. It is so well known, that the logistics of it all are EXTREM...  more »
  • A challenge-for some in terms of distance, for others in terms of difficulty-but if you have enough trains, this hiking route is an absolute must. Beautiful landscapes, friendly locals, ... An amazing adventure!
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  • I walked the Way in October 2017 over 6 days. I asked an agency (AMS outdoors) to arrange for all the accommodation and baggage transfer. The experience was excellent. The trail was relatively easy an...  more »
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