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17th May 2018

Running the West Highland Way

Are you thinking about running the West Highland Way? With a growing popularity of Ultra Marathons and the option to run the West Highland Way over 2 or 3 days, this is one more way to enjoy the route.

There are a number of factors to consider when planning a long distance walking or running holiday, and the time of year is one of them. Wet weather will impact the terrain, making it more muddy underfoot and you should also take into account the number of daylight hours, depending on the season. Once you have decided when you would like to travel, EasyWays will advise you on the availability of accommodation at the stages you wish to cover on the West Highland Way. As it’s such a popular route we have had plenty of experience in catering for many different circumstances. You can trust our team to make sure your walk or run on the West Highland Way is everything you hope for!

Running the West Highland Way

running the west highland way

The idyllic surroundings are priceless!

 

West Highland Way Race

As well as running the West Highland Way in your own time, there is an annual West Highland Way Race. It is one of the world’s longest-established Ultra Marathons which began in 1985 and now welcomes up to 300 competitors! The 2018 race is fully booked for this year but you have plenty of time to start training for 2019 – entries for next year will open in November 2018. Or, if you are not ready to run the whole of the Way, you might consider the 53-mile Highland Fling Race between Milngavie and Tyndrum which takes place annually in April.

Women Run Too!

Women can find support with trail running through companies that specifically encourage women to challenge themselves and create their own adventure, such as Women Run Strong and Girls on Hills .

Planning

Depending what you want from your long distance walking or running, EasyWays have a range of walking packages and a 3-day running package.  Whether you are thinking of running or walking the route, it is essential that you are prepared! EasyWays have been helping individuals and groups from all over the world with their trips for over 20 years and will be able to offer advice if you have any questions. Take the necessary steps and prepare for your long distance walk or run with our team. As well as the West Highland Way, we have a range of different walking holidays that may also be suitable for running. Look at our last post to learn more about the Cowal Way.

Experience the West Highland Way in a completely unique way with EasyWays.