Walk the Highlands – The West Highland Way
So you want to walk the highlands of Scotland? Good choice. It’s a beautiful place and it should be on everyone’s bucket list.
I wanted to walk the highlands so I decided to hike the West Highland Way. It’s a 100 mile trek through some of the most beautiful country in the entire UK, ranging from farmland to lochs and mountain ranges.
I got the 100 miles done over 6 days and it was a blast. I got to meet a ton of awesome people and the nature and peace the hike brought were incredibly rewarding. I highly recommend this walk to anyone that loves the outdoors.
If you decide to walk the highlands, choosing to do so over 6 days on the West Highland Way is a great option. Doing the 100 miles over 6 days makes the trail very enjoyable and doesn’t put a lot of pressure on you to make it to your daily destination. It ensures that you have enough time to enjoy a few pints at the end of the day and not be exhausted.
This guide will help you plan your adventure and get the most out of your walk. It’s broken down by segment so you can easily hop to any segment of the trial you want.
All of the days of hike area available below. I hope it is useful in your trip planning!
Milngavie – Drymen – 12 miles
Drymen – Rowardennan – 15 miles
Rowardennan – Crainlarich – 20 miles
Crainlarich – Inveroran – 15 miles
Inveroran – Kinlochleven – 19 miles
Kinlochleven – Fort William – 16 miles
Official Site of the West Highland Way – Useful background information for the walk.
Guidebook for the West Highland Way – This book was super helpful and was great for planning my walk and also for reference along the way. I recommend picking one up and carrying it along with you.
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