Sunday, 9 May 2004

#4 - West Highland Way Day 1

The West Highland Way was Scotland’s first official long distance route. The Way links Milngavie to Fort William – a distance of 152km (95 miles) - from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain. The West Highland Way passes through a wide range of different terrains, ranging from lowland moors, through dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous regions.
The Challenge was for Lynn, Simon and I to complete the route in 7 days, in aid of Epilepsy Action.
Day one consisted mainly of walking through woodland dotted with bluebells, and proved to be a gentle introduction to the trail. The tracks were good, navigation was simple. From Drymen, were were picked up and taken to Rowardennan Youth Hostel, on the Banks of Loch Lomond.
  • Date:09/05/04
  • Region: West Highland Way
  • Status: Member
  • Description: Milngavie – Dumgoyne – Gartness - Drymen – Overcast, warm, 19km, 7 hours.
  • Type of Walk: Personal Walking