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Video: West Island Way - 2 Day Wild Camp

Video: West Island Way - 2 Day Wild Camp


Postby Hounds of Howgate » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:44 pm

Route description: West Island Way

Date walked: 27/07/2018

Time taken: 2 days

Distance: 48 km

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Hello everyone!

A couple of weekends ago Moss and I walked the West Island Way. We walked this over 2 days mostly: packing the full route into the weekend.

On Friday night we arrived late on off the ferry and walked a couple of miles to a lighthouse where we camped for the night.

Saturday found us putting in 21.5 miles and brought us to a crackin' wee spot to wild camp where we then got battered by a storm.

We then woke early on Sunday and had a mad dash over 9 miles to try and catch the first bus at the back of 9 (if you don't get that one there is a two hour wait until the next).

This walk would make an excellent introduction for anyone looking to get into long distance backpacking and it makes for a quick fun weekend getaway.

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Re: Video: West Island Way - 2 Day Wild Camp

Postby Christo1979 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:47 pm

Thanks for posting this - I’m thinking about heading to Bute this weekend or next to do this walk. Looking forward to sitting down with a drink and watching your full video properly :)
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