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#3910 - 17/01/04 09:02 PM WHW and Kids
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Peter

We are contemplating doing the West Highland Way in August this year. We are both fit and have completed several long distance walks in Europe.

However this time I will be carrying our offspring on my back in a custom built carrier. The major problem apart from the weight is that this precludes scrambling.

So is it possible for the walk to be done without resorting to serious scrambling?

Thanks in advance

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#3911 - 18/01/04 10:00 AM Re: WHW and Kids
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WHW is not a difficult walk, and no great deal of scrambling will be necessary, it gets a bit harder going from Kingshouse, up the Devils Staircase, but other than that its not a problem. Unless you intend to climb Ben Nevis, or you can take the tourist route and skirt round it. Cheers.....Bill.

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#3912 - 18/01/04 05:43 PM Re: WHW and Kids
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The only part where you may have a problem is from the Inversnaid Hotel to top of Loch Lomond. The track can be rough in places and close to the water. Around Rob Roy's cave might be tricky. There is a bit further up that has wooden steps (quite a steep angle) and there is no other way past. You ought to manage if you take your time and it is not too wet.(slippy)If carrying kids watch out for low branches otherwise they would be safer on your back. For the rest of the route you would have no difficulties that I can think of. I too have carried kids so I know what to expect so best of luck and enjoy. Peter

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