Explore the Scotland’s Wonders on the West Highland Way
If you enjoy walking long-distance then you simply have to attempt the West Highland Way. This magnificent trail was completed in October 1980, making it the first official long distance route in Scotland. The West Highland Way covers a distance of 152 kilometers (95 miles) and links Milngavie to Fort William.
One of the things that makes the West Highland Way in Scotland so amazing is that it combines so much of Scotland’s beauty in one enjoyable trail. Not only do you start your journey on the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city, but you also skirt the shores of the country’s largest freshwater loch and meander through lowlands and highlands until you finally end up at the foot of the highest mountain in Scotland. Over this vast distance the landscape changes repeatedly and so walkers are taken through lowland moors, rolling hills, dense woodlands and striking mountainous regions. This variety of environments exposes you to a wonderful and diverse array of flora and fauna – giving you the opportunity to view some very rare species.
Another great aspect of the walking trail is that it exposes you to a variety of great historical attractions. As you make your way along you will be making use of drove roads, military roads and old railway tracks that are no longer in use. You will pass great relics from the past at your leisure and you’ll pass through a variety of lovely Scottish towns and villages. There is also a wonderful variety of accommodation available all along the route so that you can choose how far you want to walk each day before kicking off your hiking boots and resting up for the evening. It is strongly suggested that every person attempting the route plan the various stages of their journey according to their ability and fitness level as well as include time to explore any places of interest that are found along the way. Even if you do not choose to walk the entire length of the West Highland Way, covering just a section of it can prove to be a great addition to any holiday. The West Highland Way is one of the ultimate ways to experience Scotland – so make sure that you give it a try the next time you visit this beautiful country.