Walking, West Highland Way

Sore Feet: Proud Walkers of the West Highland Way

11 Nov , 2015   Gallery

One of the most popular West Highland Way photo opportunities is at the finishing line in Fort William. This now-famous statue, simply called “Man with Sore Feet” was made by David Annand and has marked the end of WHW since 2010. Resting you weary legs next to the statue of a man with sore feet, it is a moment […]

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West Highland Way 50 times

20 Oct , 2015  

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s original and most popular long-distance walking trail and every year more than 50,000 people hike the 96-mile route between Milngavie and Fort William. At Macs Adventure, the West Highland Way was the first guided walking holiday that we offered customers and still today remains one of the most keenly booked […]

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Tales from the West Highland Way

20 Oct , 2015   Gallery

The West Highland Way was one of our first ever trips and still remains a favourite with our customers (and our team!). This classic Scottish trail can be done in part on in its entirety, lasting anything from 4 to 10 days depending on the itinerary. You walk through the Western Highlands, seeing lochs (lakes), […]

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Rail Strike Which May Affect West Highland Way Customers

21 May , 2015  

As you may have seen in the media, the RMT Union are planning a UK-Wide rail strike on the 25th and 26th of May. If it goes ahead, the majority of services will be cancelled. This is most likely to affect the ease of getting from Glasgow to the start point of the West Highland Way […]

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West Highland Way inspires new rucksacks

21 Apr , 2015  

The West Highland Way is easily the UK’s most popular long-distance walking trail and our busiest self-guided walking tour. So it seems appropriate that outdoors clothing and kit brand Berghaus should base the research for the design of their new backpacking products on those very people who walk the WHW. We revealed earlier this month […]

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West Highland Way inspires new waterproof jacket

6 Apr , 2015  

When outdoor clothing and equipment brand Berghaus was creating a new waterproof jacket for this summer they decided to ask West Highland Way walkers for feedback about what they would like to see in a walking jacket. The result is the Berghaus Trek Light Hydroshell jacket for both men and women. West Highland Way walkers […]

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West Highland Way Video Diary

23 Mar , 2015   Video

Dan walked the West Highland Way in 2011, a great excuse for a wander along the UK’s best long distance walking route.  Here at Macs Adventure, we try to get out and visit our accommodations and suppliers as regularly as possible, just to make sure that our standards remain high, and as an excuse to […]

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First Rail & Hike Trip, West Highland Line Scotland

6 Mar , 2015  

While preparing for my first Rail and Hike trip I was a bit nervous about not being able to navigate the path or not being able to complete the walk. How I was wrong. The train section of my Rail and Hike trip was great. Doing part of your trip by train allows you to […]

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Buy now – for walking the West Highland Way

9 Jan , 2015  

Walking the West Highland Way

One of the most popular walking trails in the UK is the West Highland Way. It recently featured in this blog as the Walk of the Week. If you are planning to take on this 96-mile walk over multiple days, from Milngavie to Fort William, it might be worth thinking ahead and buying some of […]

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Rock on: The UK’s top geo-sites

17 Oct , 2014  

If geography bored you at school, think again. From stunning basalt columns and mighty volcanic plugs, to glacial valleys and fabulous waterfalls and ribboning rivers, the UK boasts some of the world’s most incredible geological sights (or sites?) that will surely take everyone’s breath away. Now a top 100 of these amazing geo-sites have been named by […]