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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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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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Lancashire, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We walked the West Highland Way in August and took our Border Collie along too. Although advertised at 96 miles, my GPS clocked 110 miles by the time we finished in Fort William. We were very lucky with the weather, only requiring waterproofs on the final day when it rained for most of the day. Beautiful sunshine on may of... More

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Woking
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

16 of us did the west highland way in August organised by "Making Tracks", the whole experiance from start to finish was amazing. All the hotels and B&B's were good, the walking was tougth at times although we had great weather for the first 6 days which helped, on the last day we had pouring rain which brought out the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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