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#3878 - 18/01/04 12:46 AM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.
walkingwoman Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 15
Loc: NY
Peter, I sort of answered your previous questions on the other posting. I am planning to stay in Hostels and Bunkhouses with exemption of the first two days and the last day that I have booked a little treat for myself!

#3879 - 18/01/04 04:07 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.

Hi everybody,

We are very pleased about getting so much helpful advice. Thanks to all of you!!! 
We did as you recommended and visited the website, Walkingwoman. It seems to be really good and we think thatīs exactly what we needed. Nevertheless of course we appreciate your offer Georgie-Girl. Is there any place you recommend especially? You all convinced us: we will do the booking ourselves now.

#3880 - 19/01/04 08:18 AM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.
georgie-girl Offline
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Registered: 21/11/04
Posts: 0
Loc: peterborough. uk
There are plenty of nice places and nice people to meet in Scotland. At Milngavie---Westview Guest House (Ian & Jessie McColl.01419-565973).At Drymen ---The Hawthorns(Evelyn Moir.01360-660916). And at Fort William...Ardblair Guest House(Liz Duncan 01397-705832) Who are all very nice people and really look after you, and liz will drive you to the Railway station. If you take the the very scenic ride on the WHW Railway, back to Glasgow. We were well looked after everywhere we stayed in Scotland. I hope these are some help to you. Enjoy yourselves........GG.

#3881 - 21/01/04 03:35 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.
sherpa Offline

Registered: 20/11/04
Posts: 24
Loc: Heston
Originally posted by walking couple2:
Hi everybody,
we are planning to do the WHW this year after having completed the c2c last year. We appreciated the service of this site concerning the booking of the B&Bs and would like to do the same with the WHW. Unfortunately there is no booking service for the WHW here and the sherpa website seems to be still a little bit under construction. Is there anybody out there who wants to help our walking boots to get out of the cupboard again? The address of a good website for accomodation booking would be great.

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Our WHW hotel booking is very much up and running. Lots of people using it. If you had a problem let me know i am sure we can fix it

#3882 - 21/01/04 06:43 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.

To walking couple I personally reccomend the Hawthorns B&B at Drymen you will be made most welcome.

#3883 - 21/01/04 06:54 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.
TJ Offline
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Registered: 10/11/01
Posts: 49
Loc: wiltshire. england
We second the recomendation of The Hawthorns at Drymen, and would definately recomend Glenfer in Fort William, both were A1 in every way.

#3884 - 22/01/04 07:54 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.

If you happen to arrive in Drymen over a weekend in summer you can join in a ceilidh at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen Square. All through the summer months on a Friday I think. the local pipe band play on the the evenings. However do take note Drymen is where highlands meet the lowlands and historically it was rather a rowdy place. These days if you are lucky you may see on a Saturday a traditional Scots wedding , kilts and all. This often can end in a large fight between the families and I have seen these end with everyone joining in and doing battle with the police. So after Drymen you will be pleased to enjoy the quiet of the Way itself.

#3885 - 22/01/04 07:56 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.

This weekend I will be doing part of the walk from Milngavie to Drymen and will keep you posted as to any problems.

#3886 - 23/01/04 05:02 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.
Pieter van Niekerk Offline

Registered: 06/05/07
Posts: 14
Loc: South Africa
Hi walking couple2
I used Travel-Lite when I did the WHW in 2000. And what a service! I can 110% recommend them.
Go to their website and you will find all information including email addresses and websites for accomodation along the way.

As it was the one and only time that I hiked on the principle "They carry the load, I enjoy the road", I also took along my hikers tent and used it every night except on the second night when I stayed in a youth hostel.

It was easy to organize and at a fraction of the price quoted by Sherpa. I suppose Sherpa is OK, but my South African money simply put them far,far, very far above of what I can afford.

This is a GREAT hike and I know you will enjoy it.

#3887 - 28/01/04 07:14 PM Re: How to organize WHW. Please help.

May we thank you all again for your useful tips.We have booked the Hawthorns and all our other accomodation via phone and e-mail as you recommended and will use Travel-Lite to have our luggage transported.Peter Kemp, thanks for the info and the ceilidh, but Iīm afraid as we will start on a Monday we will miss it.

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