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West Highland Way - A personal experience
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Nat Park - Loch Lomond and Trossachs

County/Area - East Dunbartonshire & Stirling & Argyll and Bute & Stirling

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 96.0 miles / 156 km

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Time - 48 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

The West Highland Way is completed by many people each year and this walk provides a personal view of the route and some suggestions.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 348Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer 348Digital Map1:25kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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