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West Highland Way

Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Hiking Trails, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.
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Foxboro
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was on my husband's bucket list, not mine, but because I love him I went and I am so glad I did! I am not a avid hiker and did not find the WHW to be all that difficult. There are a few spots that are rough, but doable. What makes the WHW amazing are the views!! Some are... More

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Falkirk, Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having spent many an enjoyable day out on the Scottish hills over the past couple of years, my boyfriend thought that it would be a great idea to attempt this amazing ‘walk’ together. He, having himself done the WHW 4 years previously in 5 days said; ‘I managed in 5 days before so there’s no need to take any longer... More

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glasgow
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Done the WHwLast weekend Friday to Monday with my son in law and best friend 4 days of amazing scenery but really hard work 4 days was too short but we did it just would reckomend Rowerdenan hostel Bye the away and Blackwater Hostel all fantastic met some lovely people on the way best tip travel light

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Antigua, Guatemala
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Spent 6 days on the WHW end of May 2014. If you're confident of your hiking and plan to go in the summer, book any hostels in advance. If you don't mind camping you can camp just about anywhere except along Loch Lomond. Great hiking great views great people to meet along the way.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked about 75 miles of the WHW in May 2014 in generally very good weather. We booked our accommodation last November as we wanted a room/rooms with 3 single beds. All the places we stayed were excellent. Arrived at Milngavie by train & spent the 1st night at Best Foot Forward. Deposited our bags with Travelite without a problem... More

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Edinburgh
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I decided to attempt this journey and approached Absolute Escapes who are based in Edinburgh. I dealt with two people and they helped plan the trip. They booked accommodation and organised for my luggage to be moved each day for me. The detailed itinerary gave me all the information I needed to ensure I would be able to complete the... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Having travelled the West Highland Way from South to North this is a most interesting departure. Starting at Fort William and finishing at Milngavie proved a different problem concerning logistics. The first two days thrown straight into the Way and are strenuous, especially out of Kinlochleven but are rewarding. The rest of the walk becomes easier as the walk progresses... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great walk, progressing from lush lowlands to barren yet spectacular highlands. Do not underestimate the walk, it is an effort to get through the 96 miles and in some places very strenuous. I did the hard option, I started at the north at fort William, then climbed Ben Nevis, then proceeded to walk the rest of the... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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440 reviews 440 reviews
94 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I walked this route in mid-May with two other retired ex-work colleagues. We gave ourselves seven days to avoid too many long days, but I think we should have done it in six days as there is not overly much to occupy you at the end of each day's walking. The walking was brilliant - neither too challenging or too... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have done other linear walks but I think this is the best so far. We had mixed weather from torrential rain to shirt sleeve sun. Treated it as a holiday and took our time, 8 days, would on reflection have done it in 7. The accommodation was mixed the food mainly was good, met some great people. The hardest... More

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