Are you walking the West Highland Way alone? The West Highland Way is the perfect place to meet others with the same interests, with highlights of the route including Glengoyne Distillery. If you have a love of whisky and walking, our West Highland Way route is perfect for you!
The West Highland Way is one of our most popular routes, there will always be other people walking at the same time as you book your trip which makes it a great option for solo travelers and small groups! Walking the West Highland Way will be extremely relaxing, and you can enjoy your time walking through the West of Scotland without a care. As your baggage transfer will be taken care of, your accommodation will be planned and if you are need of additional support, the EasyWays team are always on hand to provide aide!
Highlights of Walking the West Highland Way
Nearer the beginning of the route, on the leg from Milngavie to Drymen is where you will come across Glengoyne Distillery! A great place to stop at for some lunch, a look around or even a break before the rest of your journey. The distillery is surrounded by the beautiful hills of West of Scotland, lush greenery and is on a bus route from Glasgow if you should be planning a separate trip! Or, incorporate a tour of the distillery into your West Highland Way experience with EasyWays, and you will be starting of the route in the best way possible.
The route of the West Highland Way does pass through part of Glencoe, and it is an area of the Scottish Highlands you need to visit and spend some time in! It is located near Kinlochleven which is one of the last legs of the route, it would be a good idea to incorporate a trip to the Glencoe Visitor Centre, which has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. In the Scottish summer, there is nothing better than to experience the beauty and atmosphere of Glencoe. Though it is slightly outwith the West Highland Way route, it is definitely worth a trip!
Completing the West Highland Way
A main highlight of walking the West Highland Way is the feeling when you have completed it! Finishing a long distance walk like this is such a massive achievement. Whether you are walking the West Highland Way alone, or with others, there are always lots of groups of all sorts of people on the same path, who become motivators and friend. Lots of people choose the West Highland Way as their first long distance walking route, if you are looking for alternative options, check out our last post.