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Nice view but not an easy hiking. Weather changing so fast so better be ready.

crowded at first, but once you get through the first part of the trail it not as bad. very beautiful, do CCW. Seems to be much easier going down the muddy steep incline. First half is going around the rock cliffs, second half is ridge walking on the table part and then ends with the steep muddy incline where you see people going up and down. lots of bugs and cattle

Challenging yesterday afternoon with steady wind and gusts ~40mph. Great hike fantastic views on clear day.

Amazing experience and feeling to complete the highest peak in the Uk.
Weather went a bit mad which made it more difficult but would highly recommend

great hike I love this mountain beautiful is summer and winter but in the winter you need to follow you bearings as that snow under your feet may not have a mountain under it

Absolutely stunning views! I’d definitely recommend going on a clear day. The trail gets very muddy/slippery with a little rain and we were unable to see the Table when the clouds rolled in.
It gets pretty steep in some parts, but still manageable for even the inexperienced hikers like myself!

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20 days ago

Amazing hike...best to go CCW, so follow the path along the ridge to the right once on the main trail....do not go directly up the mountain. Word of warning, it gets very windy here and wet on the trail, so good footwear is recommended along with a light wind breaker.

We started our visit to Fort Augustus with this easy walk through the hills. The start leads you through some sheep paddocks then up into the scenic hills overlooking the Loch Ness!

Just wonderful! So calm, so peaceful!

Beast of a hike but awesome!

Love this trek and the Glen Clova area as a whole, so many great hikes from here. The Corrie fee and the views from the top are stunning. We like to climb in February which makes it even more beautiful and challenging

Amazing. This is very challenging, but doable with children. Did with wife and 9 & 12 year olds on a sunny calm day. Would hate to try in rain. Once at top head to rock formation (7-8 minute walk) for 360 panoramic view.

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!

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1 month ago

We booked the Rob Roy way with Hillwalk Tours, so we had B&Bs booked along the way and also had luggage transport, so we only needed to bring our daypacks. We did it in 6 days (18, 15, 26, 24, 16, 16km) and only skipped one short part that's all along a narrow main road.
Absolutely loved the landscapes and the scenery! the people all along the way we're exceptionally friendly and nice. The track is not very well marked most of the way (it follows the cycle route 7 for long parts which is very well signposted, but the parts that differed often weren't marked at all especially between Drymen and Ardeonaig. From Acharn on it was well marked.)

We had an absolutely fantastic stay, the walk wasn't to hard, but still challenging enough for semi fit people to be a good balance.

Especially the stretch from Acharn to Aberfeldy is absolutely stunning - especially the last leg when you go by so many beautiful waterfalls!

Strongly suggest to bring a change of shoes as there's some part over a moor, that will soak even the best shoes completely in bad weather, unless it's wellies...

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.

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1 month ago

Very easy trail to hike and not crowded at all when I went.

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.

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2 months ago

Oh. My. God.
The most beautiful hike I have ever been on.

Fantastic views all around. The path is muddy and can be slippery so use caution.

Amazing views everywhere you look. Well worth doing this hike!

great hike

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.

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2 months ago

A steep climb leads to spectacular views in all directions. This place is famous for good reason.

2 months ago

Tough wee climb this one, well worth it!

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2 months ago

Great hike. Recommend ccw loop. Starting out CW is very steep climb!

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2 months ago

I enjoyed it but it was a long meandering seemingly never ending trek to the summit, many a time doing the last third we thought the top was round the corner to find out it wasn’t. Next time I’d like to try the more challenging route

2 months ago

Long walk in and steep up to ridge but well worth the hard work for the amazing views.

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