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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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East Lothian
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
92 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
18 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Cascade, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We walked the WHW in August 2014....it's more difficult than many reviewers would have you believe, especially if the weather's bad. The stretch along Loch Lomond is very difficult on a good day....we did it as the tail end of Hurricane Bertha hit and it was a 10 mile rock and root scramble in the pouring rain and wind with... More

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Dundee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm just back from walking the West Highland Way, Milngavie to Fort William, September 2014. I spread the walk out over 7 days but could have comfortably done it in 6. The main challenge over the piece, for me, was keeping my feet intact rather than the physicality of it (a couple of sections excepting - the scramble up the... More

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