West Highland Way
The Scottish Highlands.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
From Milngavie to Drymen
Through the old county of Lennox you walk across a rural area into the small town of Drymen. A must is to stop and taste one (or more) of the outstanding whiskeys at Glengoyne Distillery.
Todays section offers a nice change in scenery alternating between Lowlands and Highlands. This is most apparent from ‚Conic Hill’, the ascent is indeed strenuous, however the stunning views onto Loch Lomond and others treats will more than make up for it.
The majority of this day is spent walking along the east banks of Loch Lomond. A beautiful trail along roaring wild streams, green forests, a hill moor and an abundance of animals awaits. Enjoy this day in Trossachs National Park with all of your five senses.
Short transfer the bridge of Orchy. One of the most stunning segments of the ‚West Highland Way’ is in store for you. Past Loch Tulla the trail leads to ‚Rannoch Moor’, a wonderful and deserted region which was once covered by a massive ice cap and then slowly turned into a moor. Kingshouse, idyllicly nestled in the heart of Rannoch Moor, offers a striking view onto ‚Buachaille Etive Mor’.
Follow an old army road from Kingshouse to Altnafeadh while enjoying a marvellous view on to the well known ‚Weeping Glens’. Via the ‚Devils Staircase’, a col which is also the highest point (550 m) of the West Highland Way, onwards with breathtaking views of Ben Navis, Scotland’s highest mountain, into the pretty little town Kinlochleven.
Fantastic views along your trail, through a quiet valley with pine forests and moors onwards into the direction of Fort William. Approximately half way there you reach a col which takes you to Glen Nevis. At the opposite side of this valley towers Ben Nevis. Walk past Ben Nevis Visitor Center from where the ‚Glen Nevis street’ steers you towards your final destination Fort William. Walking time approx. 7 hours.
Although the ‚West Highland Way’ is the most well known Scottish long-distance walking trail, you nevertheless walk on deserted paths amidst impressive scenery. For the daily hikes, a good fitness level and surefootedness are required. Mainly well marked hiking trails.
Kategorie: landestypische Gasthäuser, B&B`s
Zuschlag Solo Wanderer: 120,00
- 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
- Transfers according to program
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents
Arrival / Departure
- Airport Glasgow. By shuttlebus into centre of Glasgow and 30 minute train journey (www.nationalrail.com) to Milngavie.
- Return train journey from Fort William, takes approx. 4 hours, alternatively by bus approx. 3 hours to Glasgow.
- Number of participants: minimum of 2 persons