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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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  • Spent 6 days at the 154 km and then had a couple of nights in Edinburgh, which is always an experience. It is easy to get around in Scotland by train and bus. The actual trip is-whether you go it alone or more together-a social experience, since you often "followed" with other hikers and meets them again on the road during the evening rest or at the next place. Nature speaks for itself. Remember blister plasters and abundant drinking water! Should be carried out between 1. April and mid-October for the sake of the daylight, just as there can be cold in the Highlands.
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  • I completed the WHW in 5 days starting up in Fort William and walking south. Travelling solo and in the opposite direction to most fellow walkers meant that I was largely able to really enjoy the sigh...  more »
  • As I'm sure you're aware, the West Highland Way offers some incredible views. I roughly followed the route on a touring bike with full panniers and it was amazing. If you are considering doing the sam...  more »