West Highland Way Overview
The 96 mile West Highland Way walk links Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. It passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Britain, from lowland Scotland into the heart of the Highlands. From Drymen to Tyndrum the Way traverses the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
You start your guided West Highland Way walking holiday at Milngavie. The Way starts gently, undulating through woods and farmland, it winds along the wooded banks of Loch Lomond, across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor, over the mountains above Glencoe to a dramatic finish at the foot of Ben Nevis Britain's highest mountain.
Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication and makes use of Drove Roads or Military Roads built to help in the control of Jacobite Clansmen. The first half of the route crosses valley floor terrain or traverses their sides and only occasionally rises to 300m/1000ft. North of Tyndrum the terrain is a little more challenging as the Way crosses open countryside - Rannoch Moor (445m/1460ft), the Devils Staircase (548m/1797ft) and the Lairigmor (330m/1082ft).
- 8 nights walker friendly accommodation including breakfast.
- Experienced guide.
- Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Milngavie and from Fort William, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.
Accommodation in en-suite rooms in selected comfortable Guest Houses, Hotels and Inns.
Extra nights accommodation
Additional nights accommodation can be booked on request for anyone wishing to arrive in Milngavie or depart Fort William a day or two earlier/later.
This group holiday is a good way to meet like minded people who share a passion for walking. Almost half our customers are single travellers. It?s a great way of meeting new people and making new friends. There is no single supplement as we will room you in a twin room (with two single beds) with a fellow traveller of the same sex. Single occupancy rooms are not available on this tour.
Breakfast is included and is served at your accommodation.
Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop. Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.
Your experienced Guide will provide daily information about the route, its varied landscapes and local history and guide the way. Your Guide will provide information about your accommodation and places to eat in the evening, etc. Your Guide is emergency first aid trained.
For the duration of the walk your luggage is transferred between overnight accommodation. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).
The weather in Scotland is varied. You should be prepared for all possibilities as weather, particularly in the mountains, can change quickly. Weather statistics are available from the Met Office at www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate
Good outdoor clothing and waterproofs are essential, please see equipmement list for further details.
Comfortable walking boots which provide good grip on multiple terrain and ankle support are recommended.
Please see equipmement list for further details
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