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West Highland Way (WHW)
The West Highland Way runs for a length of 154 kilometers through United Kingdom.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 8 days to walk the West Highland Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.
Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about West Highland Way
- in a tent/tarp
- in guesthouses/hotels along the way
- on campsites
The best time to hike the West Highland Way is:
Arrival to the West Highland Way
You will arrive via Glasgow International Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 1 hours.
Departure from the West Highland Way
Departure is via Glasgow International Airport.
You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 4 hours.
Useful links to the West Highland Way
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the West Highland Way
Map and elevation profile of the West Highland Way
What else you should know about the West Highland Way
Here we have summarized some important information for you