The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. Stretching for 151km from Milngavie on the edge of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the route offers a fabulous introduction to the Scottish Highlands.
I completed the West Highland Way for the third time, during the first week in October 2016, backpacking, carrying all my gear, camping throughout. It was the first time I've been camping in October but it was quite mild, infact the weather was great and it miraculously stayed dry for the whole week.
I planned to do things different this time by wild camping throughout most of the trip.
So Monday morning I arrived in Glasgow by train and as everybody else was heading to work I was heading on another adventure. A quick Coffee stop at Costa and I got on my way.
I am not going to go into too much detail this time because I've already written two reports on the West Highland Way, however I produced a 6 day video diary which can be watched below:
Travel to Milngavie
Milngavie to Drymen (12/14 miles)
Wild camped in the woods
Drymen to Rowardennan (14 miles)
Rowardennan to Loch Lomond (4 miles)
Wild Camped by Loch Lomond (past the restricted area)
Loch Lomond to Inverarnan (13 miles)
Camped at Beinglas campsite because I was meeting my Dad
Inverarnan to Tyndrum – 6 miles
Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy – 7 miles
Wild Camped at Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy to Inveroran – 2 miles
Inveroran to Kingshouse 9.5 miles
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven – 8.5 miles
Camped at Blackwater Hostel/Campsite after looking for wild camping spot above Kinlochleven
Kinlochleven to Fort William – 16 miles
Camped at Glen Nevis campiste
I made it to Fort William the following Saturday where I stayed 2 nights at Glen Nevis campsite. On the first night at Glen Nevis after my 16 mile walk I tried to go for a nice meal at The Glen Nevis bar and restaurant but they would not provide me with a table for one. I was not happy at all, since it wasn't even busy, I was told to use the bar even though there were no effing seats in the bar so I had to walk another 4 or 5 miles all the way into town and back just for some fish and chips. I therefore DO NOT recommend this restaurant!!
The following day (Sunday) I completed the last few miles (again) into the town to take some final photos and videos of my trip (and a selfie). I was going to get the bus home but upon arrival at the bus station I realised there was no bus until late afternoon so I returned to the campsite and took a walk up Ben Nevis.