WHW Day 0: Glasgow to Milngavie

We decided to call this post Day 0 because, although it was our first day of walking, today’s stretch is not part of the official West Highland Way (WHW) route. So tomorrow will be the official Day 1. Most people make their way from Glasgow to Milngavie by car or train, but we decided to … more

WHW Days 1-3: Milngavie to Rowardennan

Today we walked day 3 the official WHW and so far we’ve only had a couple of brief light showers. The skies are grey, as you can see in the photos, but the visibility is good, so we are pretty happy with the conditions. The walking feels good. It was fun starting in Milngavie (pronounced … more

WHW Days 4 & 5 Rowardennen to Crianlarich

Yesterday was glorious—sunshine and warm. It was a strenuous walk along the slopes of the unpopulated east shore of Loch Lomond. A rocky, muddy trail that was constantly up and down. But the scenery and weather made it a great day. And we had a great lunch at an isolated hotel. We  spent the night … more

WHW Day 6 and 7 Crianlarich to Glencoe

Two good days. Yesterday we walked to Bridge of Orchy starting in forest, then for the remainder of the day in open country. We crossed from the western UK watershed to the eastern, where water flows into the North Sea rather than the Atlantic. It was an easy climb to the pass dividing west from … more