April 28, 2004

West Highland Way

Well, as I've mentioned it, I might as well say a bit more about the West Highland Way. We are going to do it over nine days in June (some people do it in a week, but we're not that fit) and these are the stages we are planning:

Day 1: Milngavie in Glasgow to Drymen – 12 miles
Day 2: Drymen to Rowardennan – 15 miles
Day 3: Rowardennan to Inverarnan – 14 miles
Day 4: Inverarnan to Crainlarich – 6 miles
Day 5: Crianlarich to Tyndrum – 6 miles
Day 6: Tyndrum to Inveroran – 10 miles
Day 7: Inveroran to Kingshouse – 9 miles
Day 8: Kingshouse to Kinlochleven – 8 miles
Day 9: Kinlochleven to Fort William – 15 miles and the end!

The two six mile stretches in the middle are our rest days. We've got all our accommodation booked and just need to pick up an extra couple of bits of kit. For the bargain price of £30 a company called Travel Lite will be carrying our rucksacks from place to place. Money well spent if you ask me!

There is more info and nice pics here: http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk

And we're in training from now on!


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  1. Chris May

    My folks did the WHW last year and enjoyed it thoroughly. Like you, they used the Travel-Lite service to shuttle their gear.

    They did the same 2 short stages as you're planning, and made the interesting point that this leaves you with at least 1/2 a day to kill in each of Crainlaraich and Tyndrum, 2 of the most boring places in Western Europe. So it might be worth considering joining them together into 1 big day.

    Inveroran to the Kingshouse is one of the best low(ish!) level day walks I know. Worth the rest of the trip for that 1 day alone.

    30 Apr 2004, 14:05


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