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West Highland Way

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

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I went in May and the weather was great. It only rained a couple days out of the 5 it took for me to hike the trail. No reservations or passes are needed to hike and camp the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went in May and the weather was great. It only rained a couple days out of the 5 it took for me to hike the trail. No reservations or passes are needed to hike and camp the trail. Food in the lodges along the trail is fairly expensive and with little variety. I would recommend bringing a small camping... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Have just finished the whw, have been walking it for years now , and find it totaly addictive, but the way shouldnt be taken on too lightly, as in rough weather a few stages can be pretty brutal, so do some research before you set off, most problems are caused by blisters caused by walking on rough drove and millitary... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have ventured at quite a few adventures with a group of friends over the last couple of years, but this was definitely the most memorable. If you want to experience Scotland, this is the way to do it. We went late April (2007!) and had very good weather - only one morning with rain. A variety of landscapes, nice... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I walked The West Highland Way earlier in July. We had every intention of carrying all our gear on our backs and wild camping wherever possible. No real planning just an idea that it started in a suburb of Glasgow and ended at Ben Nevis. Day 1 Milngavie - Drymen - Not overly remarkable scenery but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Windy and rainy, but that's a good thing because there were almost no midges. Gorgeous scenery, the second half of the walk is more wild and more beautiful. Some frustrating sections: 5 miles along Loch Lemond south of Inverarnan is rocky and rooty and difficult; North of Tyndrum the trail is not good with lots of sections that flow with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I just finished the WHW yesterday and have to say I was quite disappointed. I have done some amazing hikes in many beautiful parts of the world and can't help but feel the WHW fails to show off Scotland's stunning scenery or provide a really interesting hiking experience. I’ll start of by explaining why, and after set out my itinerary... More 

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Helsingoer, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We walked from Milngavie-Tyndrum so half the WHW. As I have never walked for several days in a row this distance suited me just right and also gave us some time to explore the villages we arrived to each day. The WHW was beautiful, however you pretty much see the same landscape - on the first half of the hike.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like great scenery and long walks this is for you. I walked the 96 miles of the West Highland Way with an organized group of 12. We stayed in B&B's and the tour company moved overnight bags from point to point so we only had to carry a day pack. The walk is quite challenging at points, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Amazing 96 mile walk if a bit of an effort! The views are incredible, and it takes you through some of the best scenery in Scotland and the UK

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We did the last half of the WHW. From Crianlarich to Fort William. 6-7 hours a day hiking (up and down but very do-able with an average fitnesslevel). We slept in Bridge of Orchy (Hotel, very nice),Claihaig Inn (in Glencoe, very nice but not easy to reach from the WHW) Kingshouse was full, the best situated hotel from the WHW... More 

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Address: Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands

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