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#63502 - 29/11/11 08:01 PM West Highland Way
andy 1491 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/09
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Loc: bromsgrove
Hi folks.
Thinking of walking the WHW next year, just me and my dog. Found all the places to stay, but this is quite a lot of money. can any tell me details of campsites, or is wild camping ok. What about bothies along the route.

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#63506 - 29/11/11 09:50 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: andy 1491]
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Registered: 25/10/07
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Loc: Vancouver, BC Canada
My husband and I are also making plans for next year, possibly May or June. I haven't priced out the accommodations yet so I'm curious as what figure you came up with. We usually tend to stay in hostels rather than high priced places. Thanks.
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#63507 - 29/11/11 11:03 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: westcoasthiker]
Harland Offline
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Registered: 29/04/05
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Loc: England
1998 costs, single accommodation except the Youth Hostels & Bunkhouse:-

Clachan Inn 2, Main Street 0845-8334169 21.00
Rowardennan SYHA 01360-870259 15.50
Crianlarich SYHA Station Road 01838-300260 15.25
Bridge of Orchy Bunkhouse 01838 400208 13.00
Quiraing 43 Lovat Road Kinlochleven 01855 831580 30.00
Alma View Fort William 01397-704115 22.00 (I don't think this one is still open)
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#63510 - 30/11/11 11:01 AM Re: West Highland Way [Re: Harland]
andy crawford Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
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Loc: worcester england
thanks for that, unfortunatly I'm walking with my dog so YHA wont take us. Hence the one day will have to be 20 miles just to find a hotel that will take us.

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#63512 - 30/11/11 10:40 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: andy crawford]
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Thanks for the list of places to stay. I'll check each one out and see what I come up with for 2012. After the WHW we are walking along the Great Glen Way so if anyone has any recommendations for it I'd appreciate them.
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#63515 - 01/12/11 09:55 AM Re: West Highland Way [Re: westcoasthiker]
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The first overnight stop is a way off the GGW however they picked me up and took me back in the morning. It was worth staying there as "The Commando Museum" is in the hotel and well worth a visit, the Commando Memorial is just up the road. Food and drink good too!

My overnight stops were (obviously you need to check if still in existence):-

Spean Bridge Hotel 0800 6199462
Cartref B&B, Fort William Road (A82) Fort Augustus 01320 366255
Benleva Hotel Drumnadrochit 01456 450080
Atherstone Guest House 42, Fairfield Road Inverness 01463 240240
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#63523 - 01/12/11 10:26 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: Harland]
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Thanks Harland
I've looked at the places for the WHW and with the exception of the Alma View in Fort William everyplace is still active and surprisingly enough the prices aren't that much higher. I'll check out the GGW places as well. The SYHA website is very well done and lists walks available from their hostels. I was noticing that the Crianlarich hostel has some nice walks that get you up high to enjoy the views. Have you walked any of the trails from there?
thanks again.
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#63524 - 01/12/11 10:37 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: westcoasthiker]
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The only walk I made from there was to the "Rod and Line" pub where Rangers were on the TV playing FK Zenit in the UEFA cup final. After Rangers had gone a goal behind and they looked likely to lose (which they did 2-0) I returned to the youth hostel to get an early night.

However I had a lovely filling meal in the pub of haggis, neaps and tatties and a few pints to wash it down.
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#63525 - 02/12/11 08:36 AM Re: West Highland Way [Re: westcoasthiker]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 20/05/10
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Originally Posted By: westcoasthiker
Thanks for the list of places to stay. I'll check each one out and see what I come up with for 2012. After the WHW we are walking along the Great Glen Way so if anyone has any recommendations for it I'd appreciate them.


I would highly recommend
Three Bridges B&B
Fort Augustus
01320 366712
www.three-bridges.co.uk

I stayed there last year on the GGW

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#63527 - 02/12/11 02:32 PM Re: West Highland Way [Re: JohnK]
andy 1491 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/09
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Loc: bromsgrove
how many maps are needed for the WHW

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