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West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is 95 miles long, linking Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William. It passes from the lowlands, across the Highland Boundary Fault and into the Scottish Highlands. Much of the Way follows ancient and historic routes of communication, and makes use of: The drove roads along which highlanders herded their cattle and sheep to market in the lowlands, Military roads built by troops to help control the Jacobite Clans and Old coaching roads and disused railway lines from the more recent past. If you are lucky whilst walking the Way you may also see some of the wildlife of the area. The Feral Goats left behind following the clearances, the magnificent Red Deer and, away over the high tops, soaring Golden Eagles. (Extract abridged from West Highland Way)
The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
West Highland Way Dedicated site providing all one needs when planning the walk.
Undiscovered Scotland Introduction to the walk with a host of links to useful resources.
Walk The West Highland Way Chris Wilson's website is dedicated to the West Highland Way and it has information on everything needed to plan their walk. Recommended.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
Explore Outdoors A dedicated service from a company who are dedicated to walking in Scotland.
Macs Adventure A dedicated service that also provides a self guided option.
Lomond Company specialising in providing guided walks in all of Scotland.
CNDO Scotland A company for experienced guided walking.
The web sites that organise accommodation and baggage transfer:
Absolute Escapes A comprehensive dedicated site providing all the service one needs.
Make Tracks Full range of walking services provided for the West Highland Way.
Transcotland Another Scottish company providing a full service for self guided walkers.
Contours Full range of self guided walking services. Very good web site navigation.
Discovery Travel Full range of self guided walking services.
Easyways Dedicated accommodation booking service.
Travel Lite Dedicated baggage service.
Sherpa Walking Holidays Full accommodation service with baggage transfer.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
The best personal journals of the walk:
Ramblers Association Practical walking advice including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Ramblers Association Essential safety guide with clear web site navigation.
Mountain Rescue UK You may need them so take their advice.
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