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West Highland Way

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Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.

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I spent 6 days walking the WHW with my mom and had a truly fabulous time. Various reasons for this included: the constant endorphin high, friendly fellow walkers and proprietors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 6 days walking the WHW with my mom and had a truly fabulous time. Various reasons for this included: the constant endorphin high, friendly fellow walkers and proprietors, beautiful scenery, wee nips at lunch, pints in the evenings, everybody's lovely accents, and the ongoing quest to eat as much delicious Scottish breakfast/evening pub fare as possible because you... More 

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Port Fairy, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Ive been lucky enough to travel a lot but walking the WHW was easily the best experience Ive ever had in my life. It is eye wateringly gorgeous in parts, sometimes exhausting and so so rewarding, I walked it with my mum (in her mid 60s) in June 2015. We booked through Ross at 'Walk Across Scotland" and we cant... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Beginning in 2007 and 3 times since then I have done sections of or the complete WHW with each of my 4 children, one at a time. I have always done the hike in late April or early May to avoid the midges. Autumn hikes achieve the same important goal because I'm told the midges can be a major discomfort... More 

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4 Thank danmurphy
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

i have walked the west highland way (slighe na gaeltacht an iar) each may for the last 25 years!-initially, it was a 4 and a half day struggle with camping gear, lying in puddles at night and doing most of my own cooking etc-these days i stay in some sort of accommodation at nights and eat in some of the... More 

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6 Thank johnm1615
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

First of all we were so so lucky, every day of our eight days of hiking we had mostly blue skies and not one day of rain! This of course made our trip different than it could have been. We enjoyed the hiking and some of the accommodations. Not all accommodations were created equally along the way but overall we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I've been planning on doing the WHW since I first heard about the trail in 2007, and it did not disappoint. Myself and three friends used MACs Adventure to book our trip and we could not have had a better experience. WHW is a challenging, but rewarding and gorgeous, journey that everyone should take. I'd say the Loch Lommond side... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A beautiful introduction to a section of the west highland way, next year it's the real deal. Staying at the hotel allowed us the opportunity to walk to Inveroran and also to Tyndrum.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Fantastic stop on the west highland way, after a tough week of camping, a welcome stop before the big day,( the last day of the west highland way), superb, place relaxing , great pit stop.the chap who signed us into the hostel was fantastic, Gary or Gavin? His name was.very efficient, but most important left alone at the right time... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I did the walk over 6 days, and it was simply fantastic. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a great experience. I used Macs Adventures as my booking agent, and the entire trip was seamless.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Three of us did the route over 2 days on bikes. An amazing experience ,but 2 days wasn,t enough time and the bikes took a bit of punishment. There is a 3 mile stretch at Loch Lomond where you have to almost carry you bike , so you need to be physically fit. The scenery is amazing, but best appreciated... More 

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