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West Highland Way - Scotland - 7 day hiking trip
West Highland Way - Scotland - 7 day hiking trip

Sat, 27 May

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Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

West Highland Way - Scotland - 7 day hiking trip

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Time & Location

27 May 2023, 09:00 – 03 Jun 2023, 09:00

Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

About the Event

Please note that this is a long, tough trip and you will need enough endurance to attend. 

Discover 96 miles of stunning natural beauty along Scotland’s greatest walking trail 

Considered to be one of the most popular long-distance walking paths in Europe, completing the West Highland Way firmly sits on many bucket lists. With many miles of discovery lying in wait, the famous West Highland Way preserves Scotland’s national character and is a beautiful way to explore the enigmatic charm of the Scottish Highlands.

Leave the busy world behind and immerse yourself in Scottish heritage 

Typically completed from South to North, the route begins a few miles north of Glasgow in the town of Milngavie. From there, wild open landscapes will unfold before you to reveal a diverse array of scenery, including the shores of Loch Lomond with its majestic Munro, Ben Lomond, looming in the distance, and the infamous Devil’s Staircase climb which leads you up to the highest point of the route.

Stay a bit longer and complete your challenge!

Why not stay an extra night and hike up Ben Nevis?

Click here for more details.

TRAVEL

Get yourself to Glasgow Railway Station by 9 am on Saturday the 27th. 

We will meet at a location arranged closer to the day.

There are fast trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.

On Saturday the 3rd of June you will take a train from Fort William to Glasgow, this is included in our fees.

We will book the train departing from Fort William at 7:40 am to arrive in Glasgow by 11:30 am.

If you are flying back home we advise you to book flights departing after 3 pm.

Not done with Scotland? Why not join us for a hike up the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis? This hike will happen on Saturday following our West Highland Way hike with 1 extra night at the foot of the mountain.

Click here for Ben Nevis

Hotel Transfer and Land Travel while in Scotland

Unlike other organisers, you will not have to worry about how to reach us in the highlands. Our minibus will be waiting to whisk you around most of the time.

The van will also take us back to our accommodation most of the time and carry our luggage from one accommodation to the next, so you don't have to worry about packing a bit too much :-)

At the end of two of our hikes, we will take a local bus back to our accommodation as this happens to be the most sensible option. This is also included in our fees.

MEALS

Meals are not included in the fee, to help break down your upfront expenses.

Breakfasts are usually around £10

Dinners are variable

We will stock up with non-perishable snacks at Glasgow for the week, then top up with sandwiches from local shops and restaurants.

ACCOMMODATION

As you can imagine, six nights' accommodation in a decent hotel will get very expensive, very fast. 

On nights 4 and 5 we will stay at a comfortable hotel in shared twin ensuite rooms.

So to ensure your trip doesn't break your bank, on the other nights we will stay in lovely hostels at incredible locations. Staying in a hostel instead of a hotel in the middle of the Highlands will also make your trip feel even more like an adventure, while still having access to a dry bed, hot showers and proper loos :-)

FITNESS

The daily walk will range from 9 to 22 miles in a day for 7 days.

Some of the sections of the trail will be very steep and not recommended if you have a strong fear of heights.

Although we plan to walk at a moderate pace to ensure we don't burn out, you must ensure that you are fit enough to walk for long hours with short breaks and up very steep gradients on uneven ground.

EQUIPMENT

You will need proper hiking gear for this trip:

- A very good waterproof hiking boots with extra comfortable insoles. This is your most important piece of equipment. If it fails in any way your trip will be ruined and you could also develop a serious injury.

- An extra pair of trail shoes for the easier days and to allow your boots to breathe.

- A waterproof jacket with at least 10000 mm protection

- A waterproof overtrousers with side zippers (for ease of putting on and taking off with boots)

- 5 Smart wool hiking socks - no cotton socks!!!!

- 3 Hiking trousers or hiking leggings

- 3 Short sleeve hiking or running t-shirts 

- 2 Long sleeve hiking or running t-shirts 

- 1 Fleece zippered jumper

- A day hiking backpack with a waist strap to carry your layers, plenty of water and food

- Refillable water bottle

Also recommended but not essential:

- Walking poles. This will minimise any knee or back pains that you could develop over the days

- Portable water filter to refill your bottle in a river, so you don't have to carry as much water

- Sunglasses

- Sun protection - you never know

- A cap or wide bream hat

- Midge repellent

You will not be allowed to follow us if come wearing denim trousers or any other type of shoes and socks other than the ones listed above. You have been warned!

Also, please don't wear any cotton. If the day is very cold and you get soaking wet, all you need is to sprain your ankle to end up in a life-threatening situation. 

As the hiking trail saying goes "Cotton kills".

FEE

£650

Pay a £50 deposit now to reserve your place.

The remainder must be paid by 1st April 2023.

INCLUDED IN FEE

- 7 nights of accommodation in shared rooms with people of the same gender on most nights. The last night might be mixed gender

- Guide with you all the time and through the trails

- Transportation and luggage transfer while in the Highlands

- A fantastic adventure and new lifelong friends

NOT INCLUDED

- Meals

- Flights

- Anything else not listed above

By signing up for this trip you agree to our Terms and Conditions

Tickets

  • WHW MALE deposit

    £50.00
    +£1.25 service fee
  • WHW FEMALE deposit

    £50.00
    +£1.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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