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West Highland Way

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Address: Scotland
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.

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We did it in 6 walking days - just right for septuagenarians - and had our bags carried for us. But it wan't a difficult walk - mostly along old military roads and extremely well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We did it in 6 walking days - just right for septuagenarians - and had our bags carried for us. But it wan't a difficult walk - mostly along old military roads and extremely well signposted and marked. A lot of it is disappointingly close to civilisation - never out of the sound (and sight) of the road and railway... More 

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Mortsel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One day I stumbled across a guide book of the West Highland Way and on the spot I decided to hike this trail, alone, with a tent, without any experience and no preperation not to mention without hiking shoes... (I´m not the brightest man...). Blisters appeared 5 hours into the hike... sore muscles after day 1... courage dissapeared after day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've done it pretty casual, with no rushing, and a half day break in between. We finished it in 8 days and we fully enjoyed it. Some of the days are more challenging due to the lack of stopping points and water resources, or due to weather. It was mainly cloudy and rainy in that week but we still enjoyed... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hardest part - the final section along the banks of Loch Lomond; most over-egged part - the climb up Devils Staircase - not difficult, just a quick steepish ascent; best moments: meeting up with fellow walkers doing the 7-day version at Kingshouse for a party night we will always remember; first view of Ben Nevis; outstanding weather and NO midges!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Great walk and views. 14 of us started the trip one of us had to go home with severe blisters. Boots recommended and a good camera. Well sing posted. Don't underestimate how tough it is and be prepared, we were ranging from 20-35 of age and were sore every night. Enjoy

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I walked the West Highland Way in seven days staying in hostels and bunkhouses. I was lucky enough to have the sun shining for most of my trip but even on the rainy days the walk is incredible. This walk has some of the most stunning scenery I've ever seen. You can read more about my trip and see some... More 

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Hawick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was my second trip for the 2015 Caledonian Challenge (completed previously in 2013). I found the track to be most unsuitable as loose stones had been laid on top of previous path which made walking much harder than normal. I had trained for the last 6 months and covered hundreds of miles so was fit for it. I found... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I wish I could tell you everything, but it's to be experienced. I am not a hiker/walker, so my suggestion is have your bags transferred to each place you stay. Beauty and climate abound, great people from all over the world walking that you either pass, meet up or they pass you. Bring all weather clothing as it rains, then... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I walked the West Highland Way as a guided walk with Northwestwalks, a UK based company. I was a solo traveler and needed the comfort and ease of being able to walk with a group and not getting lost along the way. For a very reasonable price, Northwestwalks did an excellent job organizing my walk with my luggage transferred from... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I recently walk the west highland way with friends. It seemed like a good idea at the time as the trip approach I grew more concerned about my ability to walk the 96 miles in 7 days. I do exercise but I live in norfolk which is not know for its hills. I used trip advisor to... More 

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Address: Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands

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