HIKING TRAILS SCOTLAND, West Highland way

Five sections of this famous trail

Thousands of walkers, endless information on the internet…..it must be the exceptional beauty of the Way. We started our trail at Crianlarich, leaving behind Milngavie (Glasgow) and Loch Lomond. There is a train connection between Glasgow and Fort William, the end of the West Highland-way. So, in fact you can start everywhere, the train follows the route. A well way-marked trail.
Maps: The Official Route Map HMSO 1:50.000, to get in all bigger cities in Europe (we think), or at the internet, including a book. The Way links Milngavie to Fort William (152 kilometers).
Getting there: a flight to Glasgow and the train from Glasgow Central to Crianlarich.
Accommodation: B&B’s and the hotel in Kingshouse Hotel (book early.....)

October 1996: four stages of the West Highland-way.

Height: 130 - 430m.

Distance between the stage cities: about 20 km.

Day 1: Crianlarich - Bridge of Orchy
Day 2: Bridge of Orchy - Kingshouse Hotel
Day 3: Kingshouse Hotel - Kinochleven
Day 4: Kinochleven - Fort William
Day 5: Fort William-Glasgow by train,
            enjoying the Way again!

stob ban     crianlarigh    bridge of orchy

On trail: Scotland at its best, lowland moors, the green, brown, yellow ochre and orange tints in that fascinating light. The trail follows old post roads, military roads, along river banks. “Much ado about ”the devil’s staircase” (day 4). A steep climb…...but devil’s ?
Recommendation: a reservation at Kingshouse Hotel. There are no alternatives ( and they know that…).

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