West Highland Way

April 29, 2019

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For a pure dead brilliant (Scottish slang for really good!) long distance walk, head to the West Highland Way! It’s no wonder that as Scotland’s first officially designated Long Distance Route, it is the best loved and most popular. Taking you 96 miles from Milngavie, a short train ride from Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the route traverses serene countrysides, open moorlands, and idyllic lochs, as you travel through quaint villages and historic sites. Usually, hikers take the south to north route to ease their way into the more demanding northern stages with its steep climbs. On average it takes six to seven days to walk the entire length of the Way, but you can make a day trip out of any section. The Way is open year round, however during winter, the path can completely disappear under heavy snow and be hazardous, so it’s recommended for only experienced walkers with good navigation skills. For a bonnie walk covering some of the beautiful and wild landscapes of Scotland, enjoy the West Highland Way!