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West Highland Way

Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great five day trek on the WHW. Great vieuws, wel maintained roads... this is how long distance walking has to be. Booking all accomodation in advance is really recommended. The never stopping rain and wind might also be a problem for some, but if you're well equipped, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walked the WHY in April and had the best time. Did it with my best friend her sister and their husbands. Did it in 6 days no blisters just fab memories of some nice people we met on the way. Would love to do it again

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East Lothian
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did it in 7 days which is pretty standard - we met people who were doing it in less but were struggling . Day one - Milngavie-Drymen - easy day walking - Beech Tree good stop for lunch - stayed Buchanan Arms. Day Two - Drymen - Rowardennan - harder day and down Into Balmaha was tough on the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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284 reviews 284 reviews
92 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We hiked 96 miles or 154 km in 8 days from Mulgavnie to Fort William. The tour was organized by Wilderness Scotland with baggage transfer by Pack Lightly. It was physically challenging for reasonably fit novice hikers in spite of training hikes of total 250 km in the two months preceding. We were able to average between 3 to 4... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have done some of the top-rated treks (including Torres del Paine but not Annapurna) but this has to be the best. I walked the 95miles in 8 days in September - and my rating is probably coloured by the coincidence that Scotland enjoyed unprecedented good weather for most of my walk. Why is it so good? Firstly, it is... More 

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Luton England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I had never done this type of walking before, amid of rambling and hill walking, and some parts are tough. The section between Balmaha and Inversnaid was particularly challenging for me but the views are spectacular. Plan your trip carefully, we tried to do a hard day followed by an easy day but it sometimes didn't seem like that. Also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Having wanted to walk the WHW for a long time, when we finally had the time to do it we booked through Macs Adventures. This made the whole journey stress free, with bags picked up each day - all we needed to do was enjoy the walk (hike) each day. Accommodation was very good to excellent. I certainly could not... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Three of us did this in August/September over 8 days as we have a combined age of 191 years. We were blessed with amazing weather having less than one hours rain on the first and last days only. The scenery is wonderful and too many photos now need to be sorted and culled. Highlights of the walk were Conic Hill,... More 

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
19 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We walked the WHW in the last few days of August and first week of September, we were first time walkers of the route and planned it over 6 days, departing Milngavie Saturday morning and arriving Fort William on Thursday. We were in a group of 7 walkers and it was all planned by one of the guys who had... More 

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Devon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Did the 7 day WHW through Macs adventures in late August/ early September and had an amazing time. Their communication and preparation throughout was exemplary. The baggage collectors AMS were perfect and without exception the accommodation we were booked into was excellent with special mention to Viv at Blairvockie Farm, Heather in Tyndrum, the Inveroran Inn and MYRTLEbank in Fort... More 

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