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A Walk Up Ben Nevis

I walked up Ben Nevis on a glorious day in late May.  There was still snow on the top, but the sky was clear and blue.  We were lucky, most who get to the top of Ben Nevis don’t get a chance to see much as most of the year it is mist covered. It …

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Accommodation for the WHW

If you want your Bed & Breakfast, Campsite, or Hostel listed here with photo, phone no, email, and website link please fill the form on the contact page – it is a free listing for all providers of accommodation for walkers. There is a fair choice of places to stay along the West Highland Way. The type …

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West Highland Way Maps

These maps are provided curtsey of Ordnance Survey Maps in the UK. You can visit their site here at Ordnance Survey. These maps are crown copyright and should not be used without reading the terms and condition which are available on their web site. You are, however, free to use them for your own personal …

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The West Highland Way Book List

This is the one book that I would recomend. The detail in the book is great, and it is small and light, always a must on long distance walks like the West Highland Way. West Highland Way: Glasgow to Fort William (British Walking Guide S.) (Paperback) by Charlie Loram Synopsis Includes ten town plans and …

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A Short Guide to Glasgow

One of the great advantages of the West Highland Way is the start of it is so close to Glasgow. Most people when they consider traveling to Scotland, don’t automatically think of Glasgow, normally Edinburgh. Now I will not take away from Edinburgh, it is a very pretty city. But Glasgow has heart. Glasgow nearly …

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Scottish Midges and Drovers Roads

Midges are small, two-winged flying insects, they love Scotland and walkers on the West Highland Way, they can smell your sweat! Midges are a subgroup of gnats, and comprise several families of Diptera, including especially the Chironomidae, or non-biting midges, and the Ceratopogonidae or biting midges. Biting midges fly in swarms (big huge swarms, that …

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