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

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Great introduction to longer distance hiking!

Traveled the WHW with my friend early August 2015. We wild camped most nights and did the route south to north in 6 days. It rains a lot but is beautiful anyways if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Traveled the WHW with my friend early August 2015. We wild camped most nights and did the route south to north in 6 days. It rains a lot but is beautiful anyways if you are prepared for this. We had planned to leave our extra-bags (did WHW as part of a much longer trip) at the left baggage at Glasgow... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Overall this was a great experience walking through the highlands. it was a good blend of exercise, vistas and lodging options. We went south to north. The great scenery is about 4 out of the 7 days. Walking between farms and detour roads can be boarding. Some of things to look forward to is the Loch Lomond national park and... More 

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Putney, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Absolutely stunning, breathtaking, and magical at all points. From the peaks to the valleys to the lochs and the sheep all along the way this was a wonderful 95 mile experience to backpack and camp. It took us six days which is a bit fast - certainly recommend you go slower than us! It's painful in the best way possible... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The WHW seems to be the most ppular long distance path, if not in the UK at least in Scotland. While it is not a bad route, it is not the best out there - by a long way. First the positive I've walked the WHW several times (and various parts), in various conditions. The scenery, in places is spectacular.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Myself and 4 workmates did this in 4 and a half days and camped all 4 with a stay in Fort William on the last night in a traveller's lodge. To say we were lucky with the weather is an understatement for Scotland ( we know, we're from here). Started on Aug 15th @ 0930 from Milngavie then up past... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A 96 mile walk over 7 walking days. The longest day is 19 miles and the shortest is 9. A bit foot sore at the end of the day but each day ends with a nice inn and a pint or two. If you like an active vacation and want to see the highlands, give it a go.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We count ourselves fairly lucky we found the right weather window this summer - August 13th - 20th. Hardly any rain and some beautiful clear blue skies. Be very careful though, wet weather is almost certain in the Highlands so be prepared. Mac's adventures organised a 7 day/night schedule. It was well planned with walking days ranging from 12 to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I am 31 years old and attend the gym 5 days per week but that still did not prepare me for the 96 miles of hill walking. I would advice others to get good hill walking boots and do it over a longer period as I found doing it over 4 days was way too much for the body whilst... More 

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Riverwoods, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My (30 year old) daughter and I hiked the WHW, 7 days @ 95 miles through wind, rain and temps in the mid-50's - perfect hiking weather. Come well prepared with waterproof boots, good rain gear and be prepared to enjoy some of the most beautiful hill country in the world. We were fortunate the heather was in bloom and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What can I say !! Scotland as you will never get the chance to see unless you do this fantastic journey !! Views second to none , friends made along the way from every nationality and an experience you'll never forget . Second time of doing the walk and still as good as ever

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