How long does it take to hike the Scottish Highlands?

How long does it take to hike the Scottish Highlands?

On average, most hikers take 6 to 8 days to complete the West Highland Way. However, if you have more time, you could easily fill a two-week holiday along the route, as there are many mountains you could climb along the route, such as Ben Lomond, Ben More, Buachaille Etive Mor or Ben Nevis.

How long does it take to walk the West Highland Way?

West Highland Way Stats & Facts

Total Length of the Way 154 km/95.6 miles
Footfall Around 35,000 people walk the whole route annually.
Highest Point 550m / 1804 feet, the summit of the Devil’s Staircase
How Many Days Does the West Highland Way Take? 6-8 days

Can anyone walk the West Highland Way?

Some 30,000 people from across the world descend on Scotland every year to walk the West Highland Way, which takes walkers on a scenic tour through this stunning landscape; its popularity helped by the fact that the whole trail can be walked in a week.

Is West Highland Way hard?

The West Highland Way hike is a moderate to difficult trail. There are some very steep sections which are quite difficult, but it can be done with an average level of fitness. If you choose to take more days to do the West Highland Way hike in, it’ll make the journey easier as you’ll walk shorter distances every day.

How do I prepare for West Highland?

Aim to walk for three miles three times a week. When you can do that aim for one longer, comfortably paced walk at a weekend and start too increase the three times per week walks a little at a time. Walk to a café/pub and back. This gives you motivation to get there and back.

How do I prepare for the West Highland Way?

Has anyone died on the West Highland Way?

A MAN has died after being found unconscious on the West Highland Way. The Loch Lomond Rescue Boat was asked to assist with reports of an unconscious man who was found by a group of walkers two miles south of Ardlui on Monday afternoon.

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