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8th April 2018

Your West Highland Way Essentials

Have the best experience with EasyWays when you walk the West Highland Way! Our walking the West Highland Way tips are all the preparation you need to make the most of your holiday.

One of our most popular routes, the West Highland Way, is an ideal option if you are not experienced in walking long distances. With over 30 years experience helping and supporting walkers to make their dreams of walking the West Highland Way a reality, we have all the answers to your questions!

Our EasyWays team always want to ensure your experience is the best it can be!

“Thank you for the incredible 5 day walk of the West Highland Way we had last week. Your planning and accommodation selection was absolutely first class. Every one of our party could not fault any of the locations you had selected and all the meals were fantastic. So much so that we are planning another trip next year and we will be in touch shortly. Genuinely we could not fault any part of the tour.”

Gregg from Glasgow

Walking the West Highland Way Tips

Thanks to our new clear layout of the West Highland Way page, we now have 7 different West Highland Way Tour options! The variety of tour packages now available can be tweaked depending on what you want to do. The EasyWays team are fully flexible, so we will be more happy to help you create your ideal trip! Check out our new booking form here!

The Kingshouse Hotel – which is located in Kingshouse near Glencoe the midway point of the West Highland Way – has been closed since the 1st of November to allow for a full modernisation. Because of this change in availability, for 2018, walkers cannot stay overnight in Kingshouse but there are other options to consider. You could overnight in Inveroran instead, or we can arrange a private transfer from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven, which will return you to Kingshouse the following morning.

Planning

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You can plan your walk, but not this scenery!

To make sure your time walking with EasyWays, or anywhere for that matter, is well spent, it is a good idea to do some research. When you book with EasyWays, we will send you links to some useful websites, so you can find out if there is anywhere you would like to stop off along the way or any places want to spend more time in. Perhaps you would like to visit a distillery or a castle, spend a day bird watching or kayaking, or visit a Highland Games. Plan around what makes you happy! With EasyWays you can book 2 or more nights at the same stage to accommodate your preferences.

Clothing

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The best possible views and the best practical clothing!

When walking in Scotland, at any time of year, is it essential to make sure your clothing is weather appropriate. Walking boots, water/weatherproof jackets and trousers, a hat and gloves etc., be prepared for every eventuality. It is important for your own comfort and safety to dress for the temperatures. Hopefully, when summer comes around, the weather will perfect for your West Highland Way experience!

Equipment

view over Loch Lomond

Enjoy the beautiful views over Loch Lomond as a reward for your walking efforts, even lovelier this time of year!

Make sure you are kitted out before you begin your time walking through terrain like the West Highland Way. The route can be remote and it may be difficult to get your hands on some essential items so it is best to come prepared. Prioritise and keep up a supply of equipment you think necessary. This should include a first aid kit, a packed lunch and extra clothing. We recommend that you include baggage transfers in your EasyWays booking, so that you only have to walk with your essentials for the day. We will arrange for your main luggage to be transferred to your next accommodation all along the route.

If you feel like you want to go abroad to enjoy your walking holiday, we have a number European walking holiday options! Look at our last post to find out more.

Experience the best walking holiday this summer with the help of the EasyWays team!