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One of the longer of Scotland’s Great Trails, the West Highland Way is an epic walk. It starts close to Scotland’s largest city, follows the shores of its biggest loch and passes at the foot of its tallest mountain. It was also the first of Scotland’s paths to be made an official long distance route in 1980.
Going south to north, the landscape changes from romantic lowlands to heather moorland and the peaks of the breath-taking Scottish Highlands. If you do the route in its entirety you will travel the length of Loch Lomond, pass through the valleys of Glen Falloch, Glencoe and Glen Nevis, climb the Devil’s Staircase and see the mighty Ben Nevis.
The route makes use of disused railway beds, military roads and forestry tracks as well as footpaths and minor roads but there are also challenging sections notably from Inversnaid to Ardlui and Inverarnan alongside Loch Lomond and over the exposed Rannoch Moor.
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Hi Rob wondering if you are thinking of leading this walk. I would be interested in joining the group if you are. If so please would you cantact me email@example.com. Thank you Frank
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