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West Highland Way

Address: Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Hiking Trails, Trails, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Hiking Trails, Trails, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Walking, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Hiked in 5 days North to South so we could finish in Glasgow for easy transport home. It was great, there's no need to go South to North even though we passed many people doing that 'official' way. We covered 15-21 miles each day and also climbed Ben Nevis. I was 32 years old and fit but it was still... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I spent our honeymoon walking the West Highland Way in October. It was an incredible experience. Patrick at The Highland Way http://www.thehighlandway.co.uk/ booked all of our hotels and arranged for our luggage to be transported. He was wonderful and friendly and found some beautiful hotels for us along the Way. The weather in mid-October was nearly perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We cycled the 96 miles from Mingavie to Fort William. I think some of the best scenery the world has to offer and should be on everyone's must do list! All the walkers very friendly.

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Edinburgh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I planned to do the West highland Way over 7 days so I could take it easy and take in the scenery and so I didn't push my golden retriever too hard and break him. I failed on the latter as the tough terrain wore his claws down to the point they were bleeding. This happened on day 5. TOP... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a great five day trek on the WHW. Great vieuws, wel maintained roads... this is how long distance walking has to be. Booking all accomodation in advance is really recommended. The never stopping rain and wind might also be a problem for some, but if you're well equipped, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walked the WHY in April and had the best time. Did it with my best friend her sister and their husbands. Did it in 6 days no blisters just fab memories of some nice people we met on the way. Would love to do it again

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East Lothian
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
96 attraction reviews
377 helpful votes 377 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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