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WEST HIGHLAND WAY


HEADING WEST


nicely as far as mileage and terrain, Youth Hostels and sometimes the odd pub for lunch, were concerned. It had all started after one of our friends came up with


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this crazy plan – ironic then that she was the one who damaged her knee and couldn’t take part in the trip with her crutches! We took two vehicles with us so we didn’t


he plan? Walk the West Highland Way (WHW) and take seven days to do it. We figured seven days spaced the route out quite


need to carry big bags, leap-frogging to drop a car off at the end of the next day’s route. Te other benefit of having the vehicles meant we could stay in the same place more than one night, taking advantage of our favourite places to stay. Each day we were equipped with just a small rucksack,


waterproofs, map, compass, walking poles and our lunch. On the whole, the weather was really mild with sunny days. We decided that September would be a good month as the weather would be slightly cooler then and there would be fewer midges!


Lisa Barrie describes her experience of trying one of Scotland’s most iconic adventures – the West Highland Way


62 SCOTTISH HOSTELLER 2012


SOME BRAVE SOULS RUN THE ROUTE – THE


FASTEST TIME IS ABOUT 15 HOURS!


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