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West Highland Method – 10 Days – Self-Guided Walking Tour
The western Highland Way could be the first formal long-distance walking route in Scotland and by far more popular. The path had been formally opened in 1980.
The West Highland Method is immersed with stories of a remote last while you follow this historic path from Milngavie to Fort William, a length of 153 kilometres/95 miles.
Given that path escorts you along its method from the borders of Scotland’s largest city (Glasgow) through the Scottish Highlands to Fort William, it will require you along old drover roadways upon which highlanders herded their cattle and sheep to promote inside lowlands. The path goes on on military roadways which were built by troops to simply help control the Jacobite Clans and old mentor roadways and disused railway roadways from more modern times. The West Highland Method is definitely a journey through some of the best surroundings that Scotland provides.
Tour Pricing & Dates
|10 Day Tour
||€912 per individual revealing
|Tour Dates 2017
||April to October
||Guesthouse, Hotel & B&B
Day 1 / Glasgow to MilngavieYou have the option to arrive at Glasgow primary airport or Prestwick, which is just a short train trip away from Glasgow. From there you will catch a train to Milngavie where we'll organize to possess you obtained and taken to your first accommodation.Day 2 / Milngavie to DrymenThis self directed walk is a perfect introduction toward West Highland Way additionally the lowlands for the Scottish countryside. The path uses a number of old railway outlines, nation tracks and lanes, offering you some superb scenery and your first glimpse of the Scottish Mountains. If you're fortunate you might get your first glimpse of some Roe Deer and birds of victim like the Kestrel and Red Kite. Based on what period of the 12 months you do the trip, this section now offers you a good amount of crazy plants. Length: 19.5 kilometres/12 miles, Ascent: 200 m/600 ft Approximate walking time: 5, 5 hoursDay 3 / Drymen to RowardennanToday’s part is broken-down into two parts, 1st taking you through Garadhban woodland and across the side of one's first slope “Conic Hill”, which overlooks the small village of Balmaha (a perfect place for a liquid meal!) along with your first glimpse of Scotland’s largest freshwater loch “Loch Lomond”. From Balmaha the path goes along by the shores of Loch Lomond and into Ben Lomond nationwide Memorial Park. Length: 22.5 kilometres/14 kilometers, Ascent: 345 metres/1035 ft Approximate walking time: 6, 5 hoursDay 4 / Rowardennan to InverarnanAlmost most of today’s walk sees you going over the eastern shores associated with the loch because it traverses through a combination of woodlands in steep mountains of Ben Lomond. It is most likely one of several toughest times of the whole trail, however you will be undoubtedly rewarded with spectacular and spectacular surroundings over the loch and in to the high distant hills. If luck is working for you these days you might get a glimpse associated with magnificent fantastic eagle. Considering that the early 20th century golden eagles in Scotland have actually restored, having achieved a low point of maybe merely 150 pairs. Now there tend to be more than 420 sets together with populace is steady. Length: 22.5 kilometres/14 miles, Ascent: 222 metres/666 ft Approximate walking time: 6, 5 hoursDay 5 / Inverarnan to TyndrumThe path today actually leaves Loch Lomond on a comparatively easy section that takes you north-west along by the base of Ben Glas hill, through Glen Folloch as well as on to Strath Fillan. While you travel along you'll cross and re-cross the lake Folloch which is the primary east-west normal divide regarding the Scottish Highlands. As you go the town of Crianlarich, it is half-way on your own times walk but moreover it's half-way to Fort William! If your wanting to get to your location you will pass exactly what continues to be of ruins of Saint Fillan’s Priory. Distance: 20.5 kilometres/12 kilometers, Ascent: 200 metres/600 ft Approximate walking time: 6 hours “All travellers which utilize this crazy and stunning place does so in comfort should they tread there path lightly.” (An inscription from a plaque as you approach the remains on priory)Day 6 / Tyndrum to InveroranAn easy area which takes you north out-of Tyndrum on an old military roadway which was built around 1750 and along because of the western Highland Railway-Line that backlinks Glasgow with Fort William. The views along this area tend to be primarily dominated by two mountains regarding the right, very first Beinn Odhar and then Beinn Dorain. The section could be easy however it is incredibly beautiful. In summer it gives an array of crazy plants and green pastures. Length: 15 kilometres/9 kilometers, Ascent: 145 metres/435 ft Approximate walking time: 4 hoursDay 7 / Inveroran to KingshouseOne of the most remote sections of the path which employs a classic drover’s road that dresses along the western fringe of Rannoch Moor. (I can get a hold of no words that will justify my knowledge on this section of the trail) one should directly go it to see the comfort and serenity so it provides. Crazy purple deer, black colored grouse and sheep wander easily right here. Length: 15 kilometres/9 kilometers, Ascent: 90 metres/270 ft Approximate hiking time: 4 hoursDay 8 / Kingshouse to KinlochlevenFrom Kingshouse the path goes into the stunning views of Glencoe at Altnafeadh the path climbs steadily within the Devils Staircase. This is a vintage military road that rises to nearly 500 metres/1500 base at its highest point, prior to making an extended lineage into Kinlochleven. You will have wonderful mountain views throughout the day. Length: 15 kilometres/9 miles, Ascent: 250 metres/750 ft Approximate walking time: 4 hoursDay 9 / Kinlochleven to Fort WilliamThe final portion of the western Highland means takes you back on the old armed forces road with a steady climb regarding Kinlochleven through a place of normal woodlands that, from time to time, provides you with some splendid views over Loch Leven and back over part of your past walk. You certainly will pass a vintage ruined village called Tigh-Na-Sleubhaich and obvious evidence of its residents can certainly still be viewed for this time. The final part of the trail takes you into Glen Nevis where you has some great views of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest hill. The path finishes at the site visitors center in Fort William. Length: 24 kilometres/15 miles, Ascent: 225 metres/675 ft Approximate walking time: 7 hoursDay 10 / DepartAfter a hearty Scottish morning meal you'll use the train back once again to Glasgow
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