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Elisabeth Norberg
Elisabeth Norberg

Sore Feet: Proud Walkers of the West Highland Way

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 of great pride and sense of achievement for having completed the trail. We love seeing your grinning faces, so to celebrate the many successful walks on the West Highland Way, here are your "Man with Sore Feet" moments. Thank you for sharing them.

Did you know?

  • Around 50,000 people completed the route each year, making it Scotland's most popular long-distance trail.
  • On average, it takes walkers six to seven days to complete the trail.
  • When you've completed the WHW, you'll have walked 192,000 steps. No wonder your feet get sore!
  • The West Highland Race was established and 1986 and has a time limit of 35 hours. The current record holder Paul Giblin finished it in 14h 20min 18 secs. Could this be the quickest anyone has completed the trail?
  • The West Highland Railway Line has been voted the top railway journey by Wanderlust Magazine three years in a row.

There are many ways to experience the West Highland Way, either in full or as a short break. For the really active traveller, there is a trail running trip, or perhaps you'd rather enjoy the more leisurely rail & hike along the incredible West Highland Railway line. Contact our specialists for more information, and they will happily tell you more.