Why you should walk the West Highland Way

Scotland Walking Short Break

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The Pilgrim Walker

Why you should walk the West Highland Way?

The West Highland Way is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, mainly because it offers a great balance between wild country and hiker-friendly facilities.  There are good accommodation options and you will never be far from other walkers.  And you won’t need to carry food supplies for more than a few days.

April, May and October are the best months to travel – the walking trail is quieter and the scenery is more interesting, and you won’t have to battle the midges that are out in force in the warmer months.  But there is always the risk of snow on the higher areas outside high season. With the right equipment and preparation this can add to the adventure, but less experienced walkers should be wary of taking on the trail in poor weather.


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