West Highland Way (incl. GPX!)

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Description:

This 8-stage 151 km walk has an overall difficulty grading of 2 (Slightly harder). The West Highland Way is the most iconic of them all. From Milngavie to Fort William this trail takes you through a landscape that is ever-changing and nearly always breathtaking. After having walked the length of Loch Lomond (tough!) you’ll cross the bleak beauty of Rannoch Moor and head into the Scottish Highlands and Glen Coe. For much of the way, you’ll be following ancient and historic routes along Drove Roads, 18th Century Military Roads and abandoned railway tracks. As the West Highland Way is so very popular you will certainly meet quite a few fellow walkers but not to worry. There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet.

West Highland Way
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Along the way

There are connections with other great trails like the Scottish National Trail at Drymen, the John Muir Way near Strathblane, the Rob Roy Way near Drymen, the Loch Lomond and Cowal Way at Inverarnan, the East Highland Way and the Cape Wrath Trail at Fort William.

Stages:

  1. Milngavie - Drymen 19 km (1-Easy)
  2. Drymen - Rowardennan 23 km (Slightly harder)
  3. Rowardennan - Inverarnan 22 km (Slightly harder)
  4. Inverarnan - Tyndrum 19 km (Slightly harder)
  5. Tyndrum - Inveroran 14 km (Slightly harder)
  6. Inveroran - Kingshouse 15,5 km (Easy)
  7. Kingshouse - Kinlochleven 14 km (Slightly harder)
  8. Kinlochleven - Fort William 24,5 km (Slightly harder)

Heritage Path:

At Kingshouse NN260550 (GPS: 56.653464,-4.839953) you can take the 19 km Rannoch Moor Track followed by the 20 km Road To The Isles and the 15 km Lairig Leacach Drove Road to Spean Bridge and connect with the East Highland Way.