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11th May 2018

Why You Should Walk the West Highland Way

There are so many reasons to walk the West Highland Way, as well as being one of the most famous walking routes in Scotland, it is extremely versatile! Choose a selection of walking packages, from walking the West Highland Way north to south, walking only the north section or south section or walking an extended version.

We have organised great walking experiences for several clients from all over the world! Because we have spent so much time planning unique and bespoke West Highland Way routes for our clients, we understand that everyone has different reasons to walk the way. Depending on your needs, we can incorporate different locations and stops along the way and can tweak where and when you walk. A route filled with such dramatic scenery as the West Highland Way, everyone has different ideas of their ideal walking experience.

The Real Scotland

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West Highland Way is a completely unique walking experience!

One of the reasons that this particular walk is so popular and has gained international recognition is because it gives tourists a real insight into Scotland. Despite being only 7 days long, the route gives you a glimpse of how dynamic Scotland is. Beginning in Milngavie, a town only a couple miles from Glasgow, and finishing in the highland town of Fort William, you come across villages, lochs, spectacular hills, historical sites, unusual wildlife, all while heading in the direction of Scotland’s highlands.  The West Highland Way is ideal for someone with a desire to spend time experiencing the true Scotland. We will be happy to book some nights for you in Edinburgh on your return from Fort William, if you would like to include the Scottish capital city in your tour.

Versatility

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Walk whichever route you want to, with EasyWays!

Another reason why lots of people are drawn to walk the West Highland Way is its versatility. At EasyWays we offer a selection of walking packages, that can be further altered for the needs of our walkers. However many stops you wish to make, taking as few as 3 days or as many as 10 days to walk the West Highland Way, you will find a package to suit you on our new-look booking page!

Three Isles Tour

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Experience some Western Isles with The Three Isles Tour, from Oban.

Some walkers choose to incorporate The Three Isles tour into their experience. The tour departs from Oban, on the west coast, only a small distance away from Tyndrum which is halfway through the standard route offered by EasyWays. By diverting from Tyndrum towards Oban, which is only an hour train journey away, you can hop on the ferry tour which lasts for 10 hours. Taking you through the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Iona and finally the Isle of Staffa, each of which has completely unique surroundings! Returning to Oban after the tour, it is simply a matter of catching a train back to Tyndrum to carry on your walk.

We also offer walking holidays in Europe, a great way to get to know a country or something new! Look at our last post to find out more about the Caminos and the Via Francigena.

Get to know the real Scotland by walking the West Highland Way!