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West Highland Way

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Tour style - Active & Adrenaline, Wildlife & Nature

6 days

Loch Lomond, Glencoe & Fort William Departs Glasgow Travelling from the Lowlands to the Highlands this adventure starts in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. You will leave the crowds and noise behind and trek from the Lowlands, past lochs and through glens into the breath-taking and barren landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Your journey is 96 miles (154km) by foot, bike, canoe and sea kayak, following parts of the West Highland Way, one of Scotland’s most iconic trails.
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    Day 1: Glasgow to Loch Lomond by mountain bike After a pick up from our Glasgow hostel, there’s a transfer from the hustle and bustle of Scotland’s biggest city to our starting point at Milngavie, the official starting point for the West Highland Way. After a kit check, we bike north past lochs and through forests and areas such as the ‘Khyber Pass’ as it is known locally, then onwards up Conic Hill from where you can see the line of islands following the Highland boundary fault across Loch Lomond. Tonight we overnight in a hostel by the stunning Loch Lomond. Day 2: Loch Lomond to campsite by canoe We take to the water and canoe the world famous Loch Lomond surrounded by stunning scenery. Get a unique view point of the dramatic Ben Lomond before setting up camp for a night in a tepee. Once the camp fire is lit and the dinner is cooked, it’s time to huddle round and gaze up at the stars. Day 3: Campsite to Bridge of Orchy by foot and bike Travelling by foot and on bike, we follow the River Falloch through stunning gorges, rocky rapids and wide dark peaty pools. Along sections of old military roads, the Way winds through some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscape. We also pass two railway viaducts constructed in the 1890’s to carry the West Highline Line north towards Fort William. Overnight is in a hostel. Day 4: Bridge of Orchy to Glencoe hike We hike through one of the most remote areas of Europe along the military road built in the 1700’s by General Wade. Tonight we have another night under canvas in Scotland’s stunning wilderness. Sit back and relax in front of the campfire with your new travel buddies. Day 5: Glencoe to Glencoe Village by foot and sea kayak We tackle the ‘Devils Staircase’, named by Wade’s soldiers who built the route and into the stunningly beautiful Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of 1692. What better way to truly experience how the Highland clans lived than to literally follow in their footsteps. In the afternoon we take to the water and sea kayak along the gorgeous Loch Leven a saltwater loch that leads into the Atlantic Day 6: Glencoe Village to Fort William by sea kayak A truly amazing day travelling from the calm inlet of Loch Leven into the open water of Loch Linnhe. Surrounded by mountains, what better way to experience the Highlands of Scotland and a great ending to your trip

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