Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in West Dunbartonshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Some of the greatest scenery you'll ever see

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

Great walk for all ages. Steps pretty much the way to the top, followed by a short scramble to the summit. The views are to die for up here, with a complete 360 view of beautiful rolling hills and of course, Loch Lomond and the islands.

8 days ago

Done it on new year s day at sun rise then done Ben lommond
totally love it was challenging but also stunning views totally worth it

hiking
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Started at Drymen end, nice walk and nice surroundings.

hiking
no shade
17 days ago

Competed this hike with my 4yr old. A great walk for kids as it’s fairly straight forward and not real steep ascent. The reservoir is a good resting spot for kids and it’s a good view across it. There is a bit of walking along a road rathe than a path, at one point it’s single track. A small section of this walk is through a lambing field.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

Walked this with my 4yr old in March. It was a wet and windy day which made it boggy under foot but nothing to really worry about as the path it good. A small scramble to the summit which was fun with my boy. Good walk for beginners and some great views from the top.

excellent walk done it several times with military and civilian parties. Great laugh and brilliant site
seeing in all weather as long as long as you are kitted out properly.

No one walks 100 miles in the Scottish rain without a reason to do so! I walked it to find myself after a difficult period in my life. So glad that I did. It was wonderful. On my first night I stayed at a fabulous hotel called Ardoch House Hotel. Truly exceptional. It is also a nature retreat offering yoga, reiki, etc. Seriously cool. If I am honest that was the best place that I stayed at over my 6 day/night walk. Great value for money too. If you are walking the WHW then stay here on your first night for some hippy luxury.

No one walks 100 miles in the Scottish rain without a reason to do so! I walked it to find myself after a difficult period in my life. So glad that I did. It was wonderful. On my first night I stayed at a fabulous hotel called Ardoch House Hotel. Truly exceptional. It is also a nature retreat offering yoga, reiki, etc. Seriously cool. If I am honest that was the best place that I stayed at over my 6 day/night walk. Great value for money too. If you are walking the WHW then stay here on your first night for some hippy luxury.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

nice but!! Not as easy as people say
not overly hard but! Not overly easy
worth a try
must stop at local shop for a bacon roll you won't be disappointed

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Bit icy along the path yesterday but views and weather were spectacular.
Walk itself is full of big steps at the start but then eases to a normal hill walk.
Definitely take your camera, definitely go to the wee coffee shop across from the car park.

4 months ago

Great walk with the dogs..came in from the Drymen side..long walk in but great views along the way

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome, short trail. Beautiful view from the top. Very crowded but really worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

A great wee climb for first time hill walkers and children. I did this with my two kids, 10 and 7, who enjoyed the experience. Quite muddy and slippy at places so I recommend proper footwear. A good scramble at the top. Views are awesome!

7 months ago

Views are just stunning.

8 months ago

Epic views, and not too strenuous.

hiking
9 months ago

Great wee hill to start walking with your kid.

I absolutely loved the west highland way. Scotland is such a beautiful county and this trail shows you many diffrent sides of it. The rain ads to the true Scottish experience, the people I met along the way are great and the views are breathtaking. This hike is perfect for a first time long distance, sometimes a little challenging but overall not too hard!

Weather: it rained nearly every day, which added “atmosphere” and challenges, but low clouds also blocked many of the mountain views (we saw them on the train ride back)

What’s great: 96 miles (we did it in 7 days). You can stay in villages along the way (don’t have to carry a heavy pack). You can also have your extra luggage transported between lodgings.

The experience: walking an average of 14+ miles a day is good for the soul. My mind found absolute bliss on the trail - even in heavy rain and wind. Loved that aspect (and am struggling a wee bit being back in cities).

The views: the Highlands and Loch Lomand are beautiful. I’d estimate that is about 33% of the trip. Another 33%+, though, is walking across / near pastures / road / train tracks. The remaining 1/3 was in forest or near streams / rivers. So while my mind was able to escape with the rhythm of hiking, I never really felt a wilderness escape. Just adjust your expectations accordingly (ie this is not total wilderness immersion like hut-to-hut trips in New Zealand, Tasmania or other parts of the world).

People: the majority were friendly. Never felt unsafe. Mostly Europeans (not many Americans) and quite a few Scots. The Way never felt crowded (except day hikers at Conic Hill).

Advice: take your time. Take breaks. Find an easy pace - 14+ miles will wear on you if you pound out the miles. 7 days means you probably have one 20 mile day - I was a bit jealous of the people who took an extra day.

Cost: it was pretty reasonable. I used Gemini Walks, who arranged all lodging and luggage transport. I heard only positive reviews of other trip planners as well.

Just completed this in June 2018 over a 10 day period. Some complete this in as little as 4. Overall moderate difficulty. Though some days are more challenging.Highly recommended. See my 10 recordings for a daily record and description for each days hike. Look me up on facebook for a complete photo record of each day. We booked the hike with Macs Adventures who we highly recommend.

Just completed this in May 2018 - used a different app to record it. The official Way is 96 miles but distance can vary depending on where you stay. I started from Drymen (prounounced Dri-men with rolled rrrr) taking a train and bus from Glasgow, skipping the official start in Milngavie (prounouced Mul-guy). Hiked for 7 days - 15.3 miles (Drymen - Rowardennan), 13.8 miles (Rowardennan - Inverarnan), 6.7 miles (Inverarnan - Crainlarch), 14.5 miles (Crainlarch - Bridge of Orchy), 11.3 miles (B of O - White Corries/bus stop to Glencoe), 9.32 miles (White Corries - Kinlochleven), and 16.1 miles ( Kinlochleven - Ft William) for daily mileage, ending in Fort William. If you wild camp and have more time, you have a bit more freedom as to daily mileage. May was glorious (and I was told many times that it was highly unusual to not have any rain for a whole week) - I booked rooms and hostels 6 months in advance and there were limited options so plan ahead. The hike itself is not difficult or technical, but the old military roads and long daily distances can be taxing on feet and knees. All is cured with a pint at the end of the day. Met great folks and fell in love with Scotland. This was my first long distance inn-to-inn hike. If you do have more time, I highly recommend spending a few extra days in Glencoe.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful walk!

backpacking
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

This is a good beginner multi day distance hike. It is very wet though so expect to be in the rain a large portion of your time.

hiking
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Beautiful and not too difficult to talk

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