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The West Highland Way is Scotlands first long distance route, and remains it's most popular. The West Highland Way winds through the scenic countryside of Scotland. The trail is divided between Loch Lomond National Park, open countryside, and in the forest surrounded by streams. For info on each segment, visit the trails pages listed here. To see the full route, see https://www.alltrails.com/trail/scotland/glasgow/west-highland-way

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 25, 2020
HikingGreat!

Beautiful start to the w,h,w and great paths that are not too boggy

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 2, 2020
Hiking

Easy to navigate, good terrain underfoot throughout. Bit of a drag up from Kinlochleven but after that was relatively easy walking although exhausting by the end. Lovely views throughout, really get into the mountains and see them up close. The views to Ben Nevis in particular stood out.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 1, 2020
Hiking

Well marked route throughout with beautiful views, particularly when setting off from Kingshouse and as you reach the top of the Devil's staircase. Most of the route is comfortable underfoot although there are a few loose-ish downhill sections. The main climb (Devil's staircase) is not too taxing as it zigs and zags up the mountain, there are rocks to rest on the way if needed.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 30, 2020
Hiking

Very easy route to follow and relatively comfortable surface to walk on. Well maintained path throughout. Impressive views of the mountains and some beautiful rivers/streams. It rained the entire day but still enjoyed it.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 29, 2020
Hiking

Easy navigation, it is impossible to go off route. Easy terrain, minimal elevation. Can buy food from the shops in Tyndrum or at pub in Bridge of Orchy or Inveranon. Pretty scenery throughout, particularly enjoyed the views over loch tulla at the end

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2020
HikingGreat!

You can wild camp at start of the trail, the climb at the beginning is pretty steep and rocky but very pretty! Views of Ben Nevis were gorgeous! Watch the video of this route on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2020
HikingGreat!

Wild camped just past kingshouse hotel, saw stag and deer! Trail is easy and pretty until devils staircase which was a bit of a climb! Long way down but incredibly beautiful x watch my full vid of this route on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2020
HikingGreat!

Wild camped just over the bridge from Inveroran hotel, the views of the mountains halfway look like something out of the sound of music! Mostly uphill but very gentle x watch my full vid of this route on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2020
HikingGreat!

A nice easy day on the trail... some beautiful scenery! Watch my full vid of this route on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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Emily Virginia Hus reviewed West Highland Way: Drymen to Balmaha
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Nature tripsGreat!MuddyNo shadeScramble

I felt like there was a lot more woodland and bushland than I expected and hardly any good views but the second half of the hike was wonderful. Open and breezy and rugged. When they say moderate, it’s definitely on the way to being challenging in my opinion, especially on the last stretch. Gorgeous views but quite uneven ground. Not sure about the safety when wet. We were lucky with the weather being sunny and dry all day, though.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 11, 2020
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Relatively easy walk with stunning scenic landscapes

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 8, 2020
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Easy but lovely start to the WHW

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 2, 2020
Hiking

A slightly easier section to hike, light open pathways although quite steep at points but beautiful scenery! Had a great curry and a pint of Guinness at benglais farm in Inverarnan before I set off on this section watch the video of this route on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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HikingRockyScramble

The hardest section of the WHW so far for me, broke a hiking pole lots of scrambling over narrow rocky paths was so much fun though! Wild camped by the loch - watch my video of this route on my YouTube channel - Drunk On Wanderlust

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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScramble

One of the hardest sections to hike on the WHW lots of scrambling and climbing over tree roots etc, took longer than expected and didn’t reach the campsite in time so wild camped by the loch it was beautiful! Watch the video of this trail on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust

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HikingRockyScramble

A beautiful and interesting walk, was lucky I took my hiking poles as a bit of a scramble in places but lots of fun! Watch the video of me walking this trail and camping on the west highland way on my YouTube channel - Drunk On Wanderlust

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 2, 2020
Hiking

What a fun route, you can choose to go over the hill or round it I’m scared of cows and had some funny encounters on comic hill with some very large Scottish cows! Watch the video on my YouTube channel Drunk On Wanderlust Of the West Highland way hike with information on campsites and what to expect on the trail

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