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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 our Kinlochleven trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to West Highland Way and other attractions in Kinlochleven.
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  • My assault on the WHW started at Tyndrum following some wild camping at Corrour. Only walked two legs (no pun intended!) and that was unplanned so basically I was winging it, with nothing booked and a...  more »
  • First time (in May) had left me frustrated (too heavy bag, trousers and shoes unsuitable). For this easy deemed rando, I had really suffered. And these midges dirt began to be voracious. So I went on a whim in the fall with the idea of doing the course in light mode, without too much clothes, with a small tent and a few lyoph' at the bottom of the bag. I have the habit of treks in semi-autonomy and I like the fast hiking. Benefit from this season: little world (the summer must be infernal), splendid colors. Animals and birds everywhere. Disadvantage: the days are short and must split the course accordingly. Some accommodations - considered as fallback solution - can be closed. Remember to also check times grocery stores. This course is really very easy for anyone accustomed to hiking; for neophytes, better shorten steps, to carry his luggage and sleep in 'hard'. This season no matter what. The proximity of a large road and the crossing of some villages still relates the difficulty of the course: it is never far from a bus stop or a train station, a grocery store or a bar. The main difficulty is actually related to the ground and the time he can do... and that is unpredictable. It is the unpredictable weather which is one of the charms of the WHW from my point of view. You never know what to expect. Another pleasure of the WHW: meet people of age, origin and experience very various. It is my regret this time: having privileged the sporting challenge on meetings and I regret not having known to deepen some of them. On the WHW, it should be to give a little time, even in speed ;-) mode
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  • I walked the West Highland Way from Drymen to Fort William in late September with my 2 sons (14 and 20). It was a terrific experience for me to do with the boys and not only did we experience the wond...  more »