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#52237 - 16/11/09 07:36 PM WHW next
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Hi everyone,new here so please be gentle.
Anyway as the title suggests i am looking at doing the WHW in the summer taking 8 days,the itinery being:

Stage 1: Milngavie to Drymen
Stage 2: Drymen to Rowardennan
Stage 3: Rowardennan to Inverarnan
Stage 4: Inverarnan to Crianlarich
Stage 5: Crianlarich to Bridge Of Orchy
Stage 6: Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse
Stage 7: Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
Stage 8: Kinlochleven to Fort William

I will probably fly(maybe train)to Glasgow but i was wondering if anyone on here has done the walk a few times or recently as i would like to know if there is a youth hostel in Milngavie to stay the night before i set off,and then hostels at all the destinations on route.
All/any information appreciated........thanks.

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#52246 - 17/11/09 03:13 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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SYHA hostels are at Rowardennan, Crianlarich and at the foot of Ben Nevis (Glen Nevis). At Fort William. there is a backpacker hostel and a bunkhouse. There are wigwams at Beinglas Farm near Inverarnan, a bunkhouse at Bridge of Orchy and a hostel/bunkhouse in Kinlochleven. Nothing that I know of at Milngavie....just stay at a good b&b like Best Foot Forward/Westview to get a refreshed start on the WHW, or take an early train from Glasgow, only 20 min. I hear you can find wigwams after Gartness (just before Drymen) but I don't know anything about them. As for Kingshouse, that's all there is....enjoy it, and don't miss the climbers bar at the back of the hotel.

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#52250 - 17/11/09 01:55 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Gregg]
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When I did it, I stayed at a B&B in Milngavie (can't remember the name as it was a while ago). It was great because I had a yummy Indian meal that night in the town, and the next morning I left my car opposite the Police Station. I dropped the details of my car etc. into them and they kept an eye on it until I returned.
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#52257 - 17/11/09 07:09 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Janice & Rottie]
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You could go Invararnan to Tyndrum then Tyndrum to Kinghouse like we did. That would save a day (Day 8) with which you could ascend Ben Nevis like many do that complete the WHW.
Dave.

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#52436 - 24/11/09 12:53 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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I can fully recommend Beinglas Farm for camping near Inveranan.
This was the most organised campsite I've ever been to! They even had a bar and served steak and chips. The Inveranan Hotel is within walking distance and not to be missed. There was a bagpiper there when we were there...the place was fantastic.
PS The slight downside though...there were some mozzies around the campsite. (end of May).

midgetarget

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#52444 - 24/11/09 02:47 PM Re: WHW next [Re: midgetarget]
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Originally Posted By: midgetarget
I can fully recommend Beinglas Farm for camping near Inveranan.
This was the most organised campsite I've ever been to! They even had a bar and served steak and chips. The Inveranan Hotel is within walking distance and not to be missed. There was a bagpiper there when we were there...the place was fantastic.
PS The slight downside though...there were some mozzies around the campsite. (end of May).

midgetarget

So the bagpipes didn't work in keeping the mozzies away !

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#55423 - 17/05/10 06:01 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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After recently completing the C2C i am now preparing my itinerary for the WHW.Due to commitments/timescale i will however be reducing the original itinerary by one day and therefore completing the walk in 7 days,meaning from Inverarnan i will omit Crianlarich and instead stop at Bridge Of Orchy.
I will now also be travelling with my partner so if anyone has recently returned from this walk i/we would be very grateful to hear of any decent places on this itinerary which would accomodate the 2 of us(i will be without the tent now,so b&b' at the least).
Thanks again.
Originally Posted By: Fell_Over
Hi everyone,new here so please be gentle.
Anyway as the title suggests i am looking at doing the WHW in the summer taking 8 days,the itinery being:

Stage 1: Milngavie to Drymen
Stage 2: Drymen to Rowardennan
Stage 3: Rowardennan to Inverarnan
Stage 4: Inverarnan to Crianlarich
Stage 5: Crianlarich to Bridge Of Orchy
Stage 6: Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse
Stage 7: Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
Stage 8: Kinlochleven to Fort William

I will probably fly(maybe train)to Glasgow but i was wondering if anyone on here has done the walk a few times or recently as i would like to know if there is a youth hostel in Milngavie to stay the night before i set off,and then hostels at all the destinations on route.
All/any information appreciated........thanks.

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#55455 - 18/05/10 09:44 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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As 7 days is the usual pace of most who do the WHW, at this late stage you may well have difficulty getting B&B accommodation, especially if starting on a Saturday. It will be easier if starting on a weekday, especially midweek.
Dave.

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#55518 - 24/05/10 08:25 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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Well i finally managed to complete my itinerary after some alterations but thankfully we're all booked for mid September.

1) to Drymen(b&b)
2) '' Rowardennan(yh)
3) '' Inversnaid(bunkhouse)
4) '' Crianlarich(yh)
5) '' Bridge-Of Ochy(hotel bunkhouse)
6) '' Kinlochleven(bunkhouse)
7) '' Fort William.

Its not even been 2 weeks since i got back from walking the Coast2Coast which i completed in 12 days.I am guesing the WHW will be somewhat easier in comparison,obviously in distance too.I do wonder however how popular this walk is and if many others will be on the trail.Certainly the C2C path even when i started(30 April-11 May)was already getting busy......the Julia effect no doubt.

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#55555 - 26/05/10 11:46 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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It will be busy but nowhere near as the C2C. As for being easy, yes it is mostly following the Glens with a few short climbs, even the notorious Devils Staircase is a piece of cake and not very long.
Why not leave Kinlochleven early, say 6am and include Ben Nevis en route to Fort William. I did this and still reached Fort William for 4.30pm.
Dave.

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#57503 - 02/08/10 10:59 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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After recently completing the C2C i am now preparing my itinerary for the WHW.Due to commitments/timescale i will however be reducing the original itinerary by one day and therefore completing the walk in 7 days,meaning from Inverarnan i will omit Crianlarich and instead stop at Bridge Of Orchy.
I will now also be travelling with my partner so if anyone has recently returned from this walk i/we would be very grateful to hear of any decent places on this itinerary which would accomodate the 2 of us(i will be without the tent now,so b&b' at the least).
Thanks again.

Ok so we arrive in Milngavie on Friday 17th September and will be starting the walk on the Saturday(18th).Anyone starting the same time?
We'd still be interested to hear the experiences of anyone who has just recently completed the walk.

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#57860 - 25/08/10 06:24 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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So...........anyone there,anyone just returned?

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#58083 - 06/09/10 10:50 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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Thanks for the 'private' message Sam.........we appreciate the information.As you say,your itinerary was different to ours which makes me wonder............

The 21 miles from Bridge-Of-Orchy to Kinlochleven near the end of September with the evenings setting in,and leaving B-O-O at approx 9am(after breakfast),we hope this will take about 7 hours and thus doable before darkness!

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#58085 - 06/09/10 06:11 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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Originally Posted By: Fell_Over
Thanks for the 'private' message Sam.........we appreciate the information.As you say,your itinerary was different to ours which makes me wonder............

The 21 miles from Bridge-Of-Orchy to Kinlochleven near the end of September with the evenings setting in,and leaving B-O-O at approx 9am(after breakfast),we hope this will take about 7 hours and thus doable before darkness!


In May 2008 I managed to leave Bridge of Orchy at 08.05 after breakfast at the hotel, I was waiting to get served when they started! I don't walk quickly and got to Kinlochleven by 17.20.
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#58666 - 25/10/10 06:36 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Harland]
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I, along with the other old gals are planning to do the WHW in May next year. We just need to confirm dates and then I can get the bookings made hopefully before too long as I understand that some of the B&B's on this route can get booked up quickly.

I shall keep you posted on progress

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#58667 - 25/10/10 09:28 AM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Originally Posted By: HB
I, along with the other old gals are planning to do the WHW in May next year. We just need to confirm dates and then I can get the bookings made hopefully before too long as I understand that some of the B&B's on this route can get booked up quickly.

I shall keep you posted on progress


I haven't checked whether the phone numbers are the same but this is where I stayed. All accommodation was good.

Clachan Inn 2, Main Street 0845-8334169
Rowardennan SYHA 01360-870259
Crianlarich SYHA Station Road 01838-300260
Bridge of Orchy Bunkhouse 01838 400208
Quiraing 43 Lovat Road Kinlochleven 01855 831580
Alma View Fort William 01397-704115 - The guy was going to stop B&B so you would probably need to look for somewhere else if you are staying the night. I was continuing along the Great Glen Way. The youth hostel at Rowardennan is a must as is the the stop at Bridge of Orchy, both have lovely locations although the pub is about half a mile away from the youth hostel at Rowardennan!
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#58673 - 25/10/10 04:22 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Harland]
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Originally Posted By: Harland
Originally Posted By: HB
I, along with the other old gals are planning to do the WHW in May next year. We just need to confirm dates and then I can get the bookings made hopefully before too long as I understand that some of the B&B's on this route can get booked up quickly.

I shall keep you posted on progress


I haven't checked whether the phone numbers are the same but this is where I stayed. All accommodation was good.

Clachan Inn 2, Main Street 0845-8334169
Rowardennan SYHA 01360-870259
Crianlarich SYHA Station Road 01838-300260
Bridge of Orchy Bunkhouse 01838 400208
Quiraing 43 Lovat Road Kinlochleven 01855 831580
Alma View Fort William 01397-704115 - The guy was going to stop B&B so you would probably need to look for somewhere else if you are staying the night. I was continuing along the Great Glen Way. The youth hostel at Rowardennan is a must as is the the stop at Bridge of Orchy, both have lovely locations although the pub is about half a mile away from the youth hostel at Rowardennan!


Thank you Harland, it's much appreciated, I shall check these out and let you know if we are fortunate enough to get in with them.

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#59070 - 30/11/10 07:12 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Ok guys it's all booked. It was fairly easy to do although a couple of places were a bit pricey so I had to shop around. Being retired, English and on a tight budget doesn't help.

But we have stayed in some really interesting places over the years; ended up doing the dishes in Tan Hill Inn: Not because we couldn't afford to stay there, but because we are like that.

We now have to start our training as we are starting the walk in May, but our diaries are all so full with other 'important' stuff!!

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#59307 - 04/01/11 08:35 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Loc: Norfolk, UK
Happy New Year to everyone. Well next year is here! Training for the WHW is now in the diary, boy was that difficult, not the thought of walking, but trying to fit it in with everything else that is going on.

I thought that I would have time on my hands once I retired, but not so, I'm just as busy as I was when I had to play mummy to a Directorate team! I took off my watch and put it in a drawer, never wanting to have to work to time, but the diary is still in good use.

Is there anyone else planning to do WHW in May 2011?

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#60265 - 17/03/11 08:27 AM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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A quick update, we are enjoying our training, the weather has been kind and we are getting excited as we only have a few weeks before the start of the walk.

I booked the train tickets online and got a bargain. From Stowmarket to Glasgow for three old gals with old gals rail cards we paid 58.60. Our return from Fort William to Stowmarket 93. All the b&b's are booked as is the baggage transfers. We just need to have enough dosh for food and a drink or two!

Would love to hear if anyone else is doing it this year.

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#60267 - 17/03/11 03:04 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Hi HB.

My wife and I along with some friends are walking the the WHW and GGW starting in June. We have all the B&Bs booked, baggage transfer booked and like you and your friends we're in training. To add to the enjoyment of the walk my wife and I celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. On the night of our anniversary we are stopping at Anchorage cottage which from pictures I have seen looks very picturesque and ideal for our anniversary.

As we build up to our start date I will check for any walk report that you publish on this site.

Pete.

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#60270 - 17/03/11 07:19 PM Re: WHW next [Re: cosmic cowboy]
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We carried all our own gear and stayed at Anchorage Cottage.
We got there early afternoon, dropped our gear off and walked on rucsac free the few miles to Rowadennan.
We had a meal and a few beers, then phoned the cottage owners, who came and collected us.
The following morning after breakfast they transported us back to Rowadennan to carry on with our walk.
Dave.

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#60278 - 17/03/11 10:49 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Originally Posted By: HB
A quick update, we are enjoying our training, the weather has been kind and we are getting excited as we only have a few weeks before the start of the walk.

I booked the train tickets online and got a bargain. From Stowmarket to Glasgow for three old gals with old gals rail cards we paid 58.60. Our return from Fort William to Stowmarket 93. All the b&b's are booked as is the baggage transfers. We just need to have enough dosh for food and a drink or two!

Would love to hear if anyone else is doing it this year.

Hi,We start at the beginning on May.Our train tickets were 26 from Derby to Glasgow and 46.50 from Inverness to Derby.That's a bargain.

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#60327 - 20/03/11 03:28 PM Re: WHW next [Re: c2cer]
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c2cer, good to hear that someone else got a bargain. What date do you start?

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#60333 - 20/03/11 06:01 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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I managed to save 10 on my tickets from Blackpool to Edale by splitting the journey. Direct was 27, 2 separate tickets Blackpool to Manchester and then Manchester to Edale, 17!! Where's the sense?

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#60348 - 21/03/11 01:11 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Originally Posted By: HB
c2cer, good to hear that someone else got a bargain. What date do you start?


We're on the train on the 3rd of May and start walking on the 4th.We're taking three nights in Fort william,hopefully to do Ben Nevis on one of them, and having 3 nights in Inverness when we finish.

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#60359 - 21/03/11 08:29 PM Re: WHW next [Re: walkanddrink]
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Originally Posted By: walkanddrink
I managed to save 10 on my tickets from Blackpool to Edale by splitting the journey. Direct was 27, 2 separate tickets Blackpool to Manchester and then Manchester to Edale, 17!! Where's the sense?


There isn't any.
Last year when I was doing the C2C. I was going to purchase a single to St. Bees for myself and a return for my wife who was returning home after I set off, after 2 nights B&B.
I ended up getting two returns as a return ticket was cheaper than the single.
Dave.

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#60369 - 22/03/11 07:22 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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You're right Slogger there isn't any sense in ticketing on trains or National Express...... oh don't get me started, it's early and the old fella would rather see a big smile first thing in the morning!!!

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#60370 - 22/03/11 07:23 AM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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C2cer we are going up to Glasgow on 5th and starting out on 6th, so we will be following in your footsteps, leave a trail of breadcrumbs please.

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#60870 - 19/04/11 07:54 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Fell_Over]
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We found the Premier Inn in Milngavie to be a great place to stay. Very clean, pretty good food and they let me leave my car there for the whole week for no charge. I documented our experience of the WHW and the places we stayed at here:

http://vextasy.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/notes-from-the-west-highland-way/

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#60984 - 24/04/11 08:49 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Vextasy]
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At last I have got my act together to put our itinerary on here so that anyone walking the same time as us will know where to avoid us!! Seriously, we would be delighted to catch up with anyone doing this walk too.

Thurs May 5th arrive at Milngavie overnight at West View
Fri May 6th Elmbank, Drymen
Sat May 7th Rowardennnan YH
Sun May 8th Rose Cottage Inverarnan
Mon May 9th Crianlarich YH
Tues May 10th The West Highland Way sleeper
Wed May 11th Kings House Hotel, Glencoe
Thurs May 12th MacDonal Hotel, Kinlochleven
Fri, Sat & Sun 13th, 14th & 15th Bank Street Lodge

We are hoping to get to the top of Ben Nevis on 14th, and catch early morning train back to the wild and flat East Anglia on the Monday.

We have done loads of training, (no hills here but a few tiny hillocks), and hopefully will be fit enough to get to the top of Ben Nevis at the end.

We are raising money for the Shelterbox appeal which provides emergency accommodation in disaster areas http://www.justgiving.com/HeatherandJenny

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#61099 - 27/04/11 10:32 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Our itinerary is

3/5 Milngavie Westview Guest House
4/5 Drymen Ashbank B&B
5/5 Rowardennan Coille Mhor Cottage
6/5 Inverarnan Rose Cottage
7/5 Tyndrum Glengarry House
8/5 Inveroran Inveroran Hotel
9/5 Fort William Corrie Duff Guest House (3 Nights) Ben Nevis on the 10th or 11th and then start on the Great Glen Way.

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#61100 - 27/04/11 10:35 PM Re: WHW next [Re: c2cer]
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Oooops. We are in Kinlochleven on the 9th and arrive at Fort William on the 10th. Staying at Tigh Na Cheo in Kinlochleven.

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#61225 - 04/05/11 07:05 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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At last, we are off to Scotland in the morning and start our walk on Friday.
There are three older ladies here with bags packed, unpacked, checked, packed......Waterproofs waterproofed, boots cleaned and waterproofed.
Training was wonderful with lovely sunshine and no rain, reality is it will most probably be wet, but it won't stop us enjoying this long anticipated walk.

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#61238 - 04/05/11 12:04 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Good luck on your walk.

cosmic

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#61245 - 04/05/11 05:31 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Originally Posted By: HB
At last, we are off to Scotland in the morning and start our walk on Friday.
There are three older ladies here with bags packed, unpacked, checked, packed......Waterproofs waterproofed, boots cleaned and waterproofed.
Training was wonderful with lovely sunshine and no rain, reality is it will most probably be wet, but it won't stop us enjoying this long anticipated walk.


All the best for the walk, I'll be checking Twitter for your updates. Don't miss out on the Loch Lomond shoreline path, far better than the Forest Track.
Have a good one.
Dave.

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#61246 - 04/05/11 05:38 PM Re: WHW next [Re: c2cer]
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Originally Posted By: c2cer
Our itinerary is

3/5 Milngavie Westview Guest House
4/5 Drymen Ashbank B&B
5/5 Rowardennan Coille Mhor Cottage
6/5 Inverarnan Rose Cottage
7/5 Tyndrum Glengarry House
8/5 Inveroran Inveroran Hotel
9/5 Fort William Corrie Duff Guest House (3 Nights) Ben Nevis on the 10th or 11th and then start on the Great Glen Way.


Same to you too, have a good one. We stayed at Rose Cottage during our trip, very nice.
Dave.

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#61266 - 05/05/11 04:55 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Good luck and I hope you really enjoy the walk. I look forward to hearing all about it ready for when I do the walk in June.

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#61268 - 05/05/11 07:20 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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Good luck HB and friends on your WHW.
Hope you avoid bush fires, cloudbursts & midges, and find all your hills are 'gentle' ones (even Ben Nevis).
Cheers
Ray.

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#61296 - 09/05/11 12:41 PM Re: WHW next [Re: runnerbeen]
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HB via Twitter,
"At the Drovers, heavy rain, nearly all day".
Approx 1942hrs Sunday 08/05/2011.

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#61312 - 11/05/11 08:26 AM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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HB via Twitter,
"At Bridge of Orchy, rain all day", approx 2030 on 10/5/2011.
Not having much luck with the weather by the sound of it.
Dave.

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#61320 - 11/05/11 07:19 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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Hi guys, well I can't get twitter on this computer, but at least I can give you an update. We are at Kingshouse, and it has chucked it down all day, we now have webbed feet. It has been a wonderful walk so far, with just two more days to go and then if the weather is kinder than it has been we are planning to do Ben Nevis. We have a spare day and may take a train journey somewhere.
The Bridge of Orchy West Highland Way Sleeper was a great experience and not one to be missed, it's different!

Will write up our experiences when I get home, thank you for your interest. The beer here is good.
HB

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#61380 - 13/05/11 05:11 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
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HB, via Twitter,
"Rain by the bucket at Kinlochleven" yesterday.
Should have finished in Fort William by now. I wonder if they are still considering Ben Nevis.

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#61433 - 16/05/11 08:41 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
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Loc: Norfolk, UK
Well here is the old gal, we had a wet walk, with rain every day; difficulty getting onto Twitter in most places; now have webbed feet! We didn't do Ben Nevis, the weather was so bad that we didn't want to chance it. Considering we finished at Fort William on Friday the 13th with no injuries we decided not to tempt fate. We had a couple of days in the Highlands, taking a trip to Oban and another to Mallaig and then on to Skye, and yes it rained the whole time.

I shall write up the details on a web page in a few weeks time and put the link on here.
Thank you Slogger for updating followers on here, and thanks to those who have been interested enough to read about three old gals strolling around the hills.
HB

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#61451 - 17/05/11 09:12 PM Re: WHW next [Re: HB]
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 2887
Loc: West Lancs.
Well at least it is STILL raining in Scotland, nothing worse than it getting better as soon as you finish.
Dave.

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#61508 - 21/05/11 05:10 PM Re: WHW next [Re: Slogger]
c2cer Offline
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Registered: 25/09/09
Posts: 38
We got back yesterday from walking the West Highland Way and the Great Glen.The first weeks weather was very,very wet and we were foiled in our plans to climb Ben Nevis too by the adverse weather.The last two days walking towards Fort William should have been the most scenic of the walk but it was too wet to see anything and the camera stayed in the dry bag all day (the only thing dry about the trip !!) The good news is that the weather did improve (slightly) for the Great Glen.

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#61552 - 23/05/11 04:00 PM Re: WHW next [Re: c2cer]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 20/05/10
Posts: 12
Well done c2cer,
sorry to read about your bad weather WHW, at least now you have an excuse to do it again!!!
I did my WHW and GGW from 22nd April - 06th May with Ben Nevis in the middle, perfect walking weather apart from two half days of light rain. Great trip apart from a couple of dodgy B&Bs and motorbikes on the trail on the last couple of days of WHW (Scottish six day trials)

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