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West Highland Way

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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
66 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The guide says its the hardest section and having walked the Alps I would rate it as difficult. How the walkers we saw were able to walk and climb it as you will with their backpacks I don't know, but they did. We took the ferry to Inveruglas then the bus to the Drovers Inn (£3.60 single). Had a snack... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

There so many parts to discuss. Disclaimer: 1. We are an "average" active family. We walk a lot on vacations and generally do not go for frills in order to do more things. 2. Once we decided to go we trained for about 60 days. We should have trained more days and with heavier loads rather than our focus on... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I did the WHW in August 2014 and I cannot recommend it enough as a holiday and enjoyable challenge. It took us 7 days of walking and we stayed at the following B&Bs / Hotels (bookings are essential): 1) Maggie Conway (Milngavie) - serves as overflow for the Best Foot Forward. Warm welcome and great start. 2)... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family (inc 8 plus 11 year olds) did part of the whw from Tindrum to Fort William over three days in early Aug 2014, totalling about 85 km. We wild camped. The whw is a fine route but suffers from its popularity. We found it a novel and interesting experience to do a walk with what seemed to be... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good stuff: - Some of the best views and scenery in the UK - Great variety in a small space; ancient woods, soaring mountains, tranquil lakes... - Direct night-trains from London to Milngavie/Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy. Great for foreign tourists arriving at Heathrow that are short on time but want a true UK experience. - Nice paths that are well signposted... More

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Sitka, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I did the West Highland Way in June 2014. We hired Absolute Escapes to arrange our lodgings and baggage transfers. Everything was handled very efficiently. We received detailed information about our itinerary in a timely fashion, and everything went perfectly. The trail was mostly a "way" and not as rugged as we expected. Only the Northern part... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Day out on our bikes on the west highland way we did some miles, it was a lot harder than I thought, a lot of walkers and people walking their dogs and jogging, the terrain can be difficult in some sections and my back wheel was losing grip a couple of time really had to concentrate as I didn't want... More

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The scenery on this hike is amazing, though the terrain can be harsh, it should not be underestimated, so taking care of your feet is a must. There are plenty of places to eat, drink and stay on the way too.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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