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West Highland Way

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Well-marked walking path stretching from Glasgow to Fort William.

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Great introduction to long distance walking

We did the WHW in August and it was great. With mixture of wild camping, camping and youth hostel we did the route in 8 days: 1. Milngavie - Drymen 2. Drymen - Sallochy 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the WHW in August and it was great. With mixture of wild camping, camping and youth hostel we did the route in 8 days: 1. Milngavie - Drymen 2. Drymen - Sallochy 3. Sallochy - Benglais 4. Benglais - Strathfillan Wigwams (we didn't plan it but it was raining too much) 5. Strathfillan Wigwams - Inveroran 6. Inveroran... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the West Highland Way from 7/30/16-8/5/16, and loved every second of it. It is the perfect "starter-hike" for anyone who is looking to get into thru-hiking. We chose to stay at a B&B or Farmhouse every night, and what a great decicion that was. It gave us a chance to shower and sleep in a... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent way to go on holiday as a family with teenagers. As you walk this wonderful and challenging route you get to see so many lovely views and vistas while having the opportunity to walk, sing or chat along the way. Word of advice: book through an organisation like Mickledore to help you with your B&Bs, luggage... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The natural beauty of the Highlands is displayed to fabulous effect. A huge diversity of landscape in the 96 miles of the path. The whole things is amazingly well maintained and signposted (I felt no need to consult my map). In a few places the walking gets a little tricky, but there is nothing seriously challenging to the experienced hill... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (a group of five between the ages of 60 and 13) walked the WHW in 8 days. The first three days were brutal - especially for the less fit. On the whole it was spectacular and being able to walk this well maintained trail felt like a great privilege and achievement. The streams, the glens, the cairns, the various... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The WHW is a wonderful walk. The views of the Scottish Highlands are wonderful, and the route is very varied, so each day feels very different. The route is pretty well-maintained so there rarely problems with boggy areas or missing bridges. What makes the WHW a particularly good walk are the various facilities along the way. This means that you... More 

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Thank Chriodo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 mile walk from Kings House to Kinlochleven was the section we did. This area is fabulous. Many people will hike all of the way. We just got our feet wet here on a beautiful day. Rainclouds were in the distance but we had mostly sunshine.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I (runners in our 50's) hiked the WHW with our son in 6 days. It was just grand! Each day we were presented with wonderful walkers, varied landscape and sheer beauty. We loved the various gates, the endless vistas, the sheep and cows, the streams, the steak and ale pies, and the endless friendliness of the Scottish... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was my first trek - West Highland Way over 8 days. It was not easy! But if you're reasonably fit and prepared to brave variable conditions, you will be rewarded. The Scottish countryside is like another world. Macs Adventures handled everything - booked accommodations at nice places along the way and ensured our baggage was transferred timely. The maps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Just got back from spending 9 days walking the West Highland Way. This was our first walking tour. Macs Adventures made all our arrangements - everything was flawless. The "walk" was quite challenging in spots, so you really need to be in shape and be a regular walker/hiker. Good, sturdy shoes that are broken in are a must (and we... More 

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