"Lives have swivel and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”
― Bryce Courtenay
THE WEST HIGHLAND WAY
DISTANCE: 154km 7 days
DESCRIPTION: Ending in Fort William this trail takes in a huge variety of scenery along the way. From countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains.It is both spectacular and serene.
This walk was never on our radar until we got a Workaway offer from someone in Lochailort in the Scottish Highlands. Hannah who we were walking with at the time said we had to visit the Highlands it was a magical place. So true to our 'New' life ethos, to trust in the universe we said yes to the Workaway, and started researching The West Highland Way. This was the only long distance hike we knew about in Scotland. After a little research we realised that The West Highland Way ends at Fort William, a short train trip from Lochailort. Trust in the Universe!!!
The walk can be done in 5 days, but we have decided on the7 days option to enjoy the promised scenery. Catching an overnight bus from London to Glasgow sets us up to catch the train to Milngavie tomorrow. Which means we should start walking about 10, it’s at a leisurely start to hopefully, a meander in the highlands, and the weather gods are smiling on us, with the forecast indicating 7 day of blue sky.