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All whw 2008 Posts

WHW & GGW Final Thoughts

WHW & GGW 2008 – Final Thoughts If you’ve reached this page and read all the previous pages then well done and more importantly, THANK YOU. I generally write these

West Highland Way: Day Eight – Ben Nevis

26th May 2008 – Ben Nevis – 13 miles Synopsis: Up Ben Nevis and down again The alarm on my phone went off at 05:30. Unfortunately I was already in

West Highland Way: Day Seven

25th May 2008 – Kinlochleven to Fort William – 16 miles Synopsis: The path climbs steeply at first, out of Kinlochleven through old birch woodland, then more gently to the

West Highland Way: Day Six

24th May 2008 – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven – 10.5 miles Synopsis: A glorious, but frustratingly short walk into Glencoe along a narrow, rocky track then a short, sharp ascent of

West Highland Way: Day Five

23rd May 2008 – Tyndrum to Kingshouse – 20 miles Synopsis: A mostly wide, flinty surface along the old military road begins the Way today, as far as Bridge of

West Highland Way: Day Four

22nd May 2008 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum – 13.5 miles Synopsis: Initially walking on a wide stony track beside the road, railway and electricity pylons past many lovely rivers to

West Highland Way: Day Three

21st May 2008 – Rowardennan to Inverarnan – 16 miles Synopsis: The toughest day so far starts out by following forestry track for several miles alongside Loch Lomond, with restricted

West Highland Way: Day Two

20th May 2008 – Drymen to Rowardennan – 16.5 miles Synopsis: Forestry tracks form the early part of today’s walk, then across the multi-topped ridge of Conic Hill from where

West Highland Way: Day One

19th May 2008 – Glasgow to Drymen – 13 miles Synopsis: A gentle warm up through suburban parks and woodland, leading to open countryside with views to the hills ahead.

West Highland Way: Day Zero

18th May 2008 – Glasgow to Milngavie – 11 miles I unzipped the door of the tent and peered out. The loch was still there; the island in the middle and

WHW & GGW Introduction

The planning for this walk actually started at the end of 2006, with a view to walking it in late summer of 2007, but with one thing and another I

West Highland Way: Guide Books

I am planning the walk using two guide books, which I will also carry on the walk for reference. Having enjoyed the Trailblazer guide to the Coast to Coast so