|Track length:||27.30 km|
|Average speed:||10.01 km/h|
|Total ascent:||334 m|
|Total descent:||334 m|
|Difficulty Level:||3/5 - Medium|
The West Highland Way is a trail in Scotland that extends for 96 miles and travels through old roads, defunct trains, and routes through the woods. The underfoot topography varies, but for the most part there are well-maintained paths and a few purpose-built sections that keep the ground surface reasonably hard-packed. Because of this, it is vital to have footwear that is comfortable.
Even though 96 miles can seem like a big distance to walk, there is no pressure to finish the West Highland Way as quickly as possible. When choosing your itinerary, it is important to take into consideration your current level of fitness as well as the number of hours of walking you are able to complete each day without becoming overly exhausted. The full walk can be completed in a few long days or many short days due to the large number of villages and towns that are located along the route.
The West Highland Way is a pathway that is best suited for experienced hikers since, despite not being a very difficult path, it requires a lot of physical effort. You won't need any specialised walking equipment, but we do recommend bringing a few basic items with you, such plenty of water, snacks that are high in energy, and shoes that are designed for walking. Because of Scotland's reputation for having weather that is prone to sudden shifts and a degree of unpredictability, it is wise to always travel with at least one additional layer and a raincoat, just in case you are caught in a downpour while you are out and about. Nevertheless, it is essential to bring along sunblock and sunglasses for the same reason. This is the case regardless of the weather.
Because there is no cell phone connection along significant portions of the West Highland Way, it is important to carry a map of the West Highland Way, a whistle to attract attention, and a first aid kit in case of an emergency. In addition, it is a good idea to bring water and food with you.