Scotland 2019

This 7-day experience takes place in the Highlands of Scotland. It is a chance for you to walk along the famous West Highland Way. This stunning 109 mile route taking in the beauty of the mountains, lochs and moors of Western Scotland, followed by the chance to walk up to the path to the summit of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain.

Join a challenging walking experience in Scotland

  • Arrive in Glasgow – Sunday 21 July 2019
  • Depart from Glasgow – Sunday 28 July 2019

EARLY BIRD OFFER – £1,300 (ex VAT) before 1st November 2018

Normal Price – £1,700 (ex VAT)

Maximum of 10 people only

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About the Trip

Over 5-days, you will walk The West Highland Way away from the suburbs of Glasgow to the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond, before climbing up into the more rugged and remote highlands of Scotland, crossing over the famous wild Rannoch Moor on the old military road as you head towards Fort William.

Each day, you will walk through the different scenery. On average, each day’s walking is about 18 miles. It is amazing what your legs can do.

One step in front of the other and you slowly get there

The experience is suitable for anybody who is reasonably fit or wants to take one of their children with them on a bonding experience.

In the evening, you will have a chance to rest your weary legs in a comfortable inn or hotel for the night. We will not be camping out.

We will have a support minibus with us on the whole journey, so you will not have to carry all your kit on your back.

About Scotland

The West Highland Way was completed in 1980 and was the first officially designated long-distance footpath in Scotland. The path uses many ancient roads, including drovers’ roads, old military roads and old coaching routes which were used to transport people, animals and soldiers around the highlands. The route is commonly walked in seven to eight days, although we will be doing it in five days.

The path officially starts on the outskirts of Glasgow at Milngavie and heads north towards and alongside Loch Lomond, before heading up into the highlands of West Scotland. The Way follows Glen Falloch northward to Crianlarich and on to Tyndrum. After Tyndrum, it enters Glen Orchy before crossing the wild yet beautiful Rannoch Moor to the famous Kingshouse Hotel.

After that the route climbs the Devil’s Staircase before a long descent to the sea at Kinlochleven. The final stage skirts the Mamore Mountains on the old military road before descending through Glen Nevis into Fort William and the end of the West Highland Way. You will be able to look across to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, which you will tackle on the final day.

Itinerary

You will arrive into Glasgow (by train, plane or car), where we will meet you and take to the start of the West Highland Way. We will want to make an early start to the day as we have about 20 miles to walk on the first day, arriving at the edge of Loch Lomond, late afternoon and settle into our accommodation.

This first day is a relatively flat introduction and a chance to get the legs warmed up. You will pass by small lochs (lakes) and rivers on the way.

In the morning after breakfast, we will head along the side of Loch Lomond through an ancient oak woodland. We stay in the woodland hugging the banks of the loch until arriving at Inversnaid for the night and a chance to see its famous waterfall.

The next day we continue to walk beside the loch in the morning. We might encounter some wild goats and catch a glimpse of the Golden Eagle and Osprey. In the afternoon, after lunch, we start to climb up above the treeline into the highlands, passing the Falls of Falloch, before reaching the halfway point on our journey at Crainlarich for the night.

In the morning, it is relatively flat for the first few hours, as we follow the River Fillan, pass the ruins of St Fillan’s Priory and an old lead mine, before arriving for a short break in Tyndrum. Late morning, we climb up into the Highlands proper, heading towards Bridge of Orchy. The route is made easier, as we join the old military road which heads all the way to Fort William. We will continue past Bridge of Orchy until we reach the beautiful old Inveroran Inn.

The next day, Rannoch Moor beckons and we pass Black Mount and head out on the military road across the Moor. Rannoch Moor is one of the last great wildernesses of Europe. We might get a chance to see some red deer and grouse, before descending to the Kingshouse Hotel via the Glencoe Ski Centre. After lunch, we pass the famous mountain Buachaille Etive Mor, the location of the James Bond film Skyfall, the scene of the massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692, before heading up the zig-zag path of the Devil’s Staircase to the highest point on the walk at 550m. From there the route meanders across and down the otherside of the hill to Kinlochleven.

Our final day on the West Highland Way, starts with a short sharp steep climb up onto the old military road which will take us most of the way to Fort William. This is easy walking along the Lairigmor (The Great Pass) between steep hills either side. The way continues through forestry, as Ben Nevis comes into view before we start our descent down into Glen Nevis and the finish of the West Highland Way.

You will feel a great sense of achievement on this journey

After a night’s rest, we will set off in the morning, to walk up the path to the summit of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain, where if the weather is kind to us, will give you a view across most of Western Scotland. In the evening, we will celebrate your accomplishment with a dinner. In the morning, we will return you back to Glasgow from where you can depart.

 

Booking

EARLY BIRD OFFER – £1,300 (ex VAT) before 1st November 2018

Normal Price – £1,700 (ex VAT)

Maximum of 10 people only

What Is Included:

  • Airport transfer at the start and end of the West Highland Way Experience
  • Accommodation (and breakfast where it is included )whilst on the West Highland Way
  • Minibus support and carrying luggage during the experience
  • Dinner on the last night
  • Experience and qualified guide for the experience

What Is Not Included:

  • Personal Equipment
  • Food such as snacks, lunch or dinner in the evening
  • Any necessary and relevant travel insurance














  •  I confirm I have read and understand the terms and conditions herein
  •  I confirm I will have appropriate travel insurance at the time of the trip
  •  I confirm I am fit and healthy and have informed Peak Dynamics of any conditions they should be aware of

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