West Highland Way

Hiking the West Highland Way in April has two advantages. First, it is not in the main season. Second, there are no midges…good for peace of mind. If you don’t care about any of these two reasons…… go whenever you want…….you won’t regret it. During the last 5 years I travelled 5 different long distance hiking trails and this is the most diversified so far. Woodlands, mountains, waterfalls, animals, impressive vastness, nearly no asphalt sections and happy hikers from all over the world. Not to mention the hospitality of the Scots.

In total there are 154km to hike (96 miles), from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort Williams, to the feet of Ben Nevis (Britains highest mountain). Between 6 and 9 days are recommended, we settled on 8 days, enough time to enjoy everything. Another two days in Edinburgh at the end made this trip a great thing.

Check out some pictures here (click on the images to see full size) !!!


At the end of Loch Lomond you will find the „The Drovers Inn“ from 1705. A Pub and Hotel I highly recommend.

At the end of the West Highland Way you will reach Ben Nevis. If you still have time and not too weary bones, go to the summit and enjoy the highlands from the top.



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