West Highland Way April 2012

West Highland WayWest Highland Way signIn April 2012, we walked the 96miles that is the West Highland Way!


We walked the WHW in 5 days leaving Milngavie on Tuesday 3rd April and and got to Fort William on Saturday 8th April. 

The weather was ok, typical Scotland, we started off in driving snow, and we got nearly everything, wind, rain, sun.  Looking back about 4 out of the 5 days were good or ok. 🙂

Here’s the posts I did about it:

Here’s the itinerary for our walk:

Walking on the West Highland WayDay 1: Tuesday 3rd April

Milngavie – Balmaha: 20 miles.
Accomodation: Oak Tree Inn

Day 2: Wednesday 4th April
Balmaha – Inveraran: 21 miles
Accomodation: Beinglas Farm

Day 3: Thursday 5th April
Inverarnan – Bridge of Orchy: 19 miles
Accomodation: Bridge of Orchy Hotel

Walking the whw

Day 4: Friday 6th April
Bridge of Orchy – Kinlochleven: 21 miles
Accomodation: Edencoille Guest House

Day 5: Saturday 7th April
Kinlochleven – Fort William: 16 miles
Accomodation: Achintee Farm (tbc)

I also aimed to run some of the West Highland Way as part of a Winter Ultra Run Challenge I’ve set myself.  You can see links to some of the training I’ve done so far (running and walking) below.

Run Training

Wk41 – 24.5M Glasgow to Milngavie and back
Wk43 – 26.8M WHW Milngavie to just past Drymen and back
Wk45 – 24M WHW Rowardennan to Dario Melaragni Memorial and back
Wk47 – 33.33M around Glasgow

 WhwWalk Training

On our training days, we’ve walked from Milngavie all the way to Bridge of Orchy… about 55-60 miles of the route. 🙂

Wk42 – 12.5M walk from Glasgow to Milngavie
Wk44 – 16.2M walk from Drymen to Rowardennan

Wk46 – WHW 15M Rowardennan to Inverarnan walk
Wk48 – WHW Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy walk

Route Maps

I get most of my route maps from here:
Click to go to: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/west-highland-way.shtml

And here are some I’ve made up myself:
WHW Drymen to Rowardennan (14.3 miles)
WHW maps: Excel file for printing onto A3

Dirty boots

5 Responses to West Highland Way April 2012

  1. Rob Grillo says:

    Just stumbled on your blog…good luck with the WHW. I’m setting off to do it on Tuesday April 3rd too, but planning to get to Rowardennan first night (I’m running/walking) !

    • lornpearson says:

      Im sure you’ll do that no bother. I’ve run those stretches in the last few months and you should be able to cover to rowardennan in your first day ok. Have fun. Hope the weather is good!!!

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