West Highland Way hiked and liked

West Highland Way

152km trail walked in six days, from which 3 were totally gray and rainy and the rest time to times rainy. Despite some heavy winds and even hales, the weather wasn’t fortunately that bad. The scenery was quite nice and snowy peaks all around was a pleasant suprise. The trail itself was quite undemanding having only few longer ascends and descents. I managed without any blisters or real pains, which was complitely the opposite as most of the walkers seemed to be experiencing: campsites, pubs and Fort William train station were all full of more or less limping hikers…?

West Higland Way

Nice trail for being my first solo hike. I met some great people but unfortunately I didn’t climb Ben Nevis… as usual, the trip report, video and photo slideshow will follow here later on!

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West Highland Way, everything ready.

Tomorrow I’ll be flying to the land of Braveheart and Rob Roy, to experience the Highlands of Scotland. West Highland Way will be my path to take this time. I’m excited though the weather looks wet and cold for the coming week. Funny, I heard UK is facing some kind of a drought? Seems not to reach that far up to Scotland… but I’ve been telling myself that the weather forecast could be much much worse:)

Last sunday I did my last training and walked some 27 km, from Tikkurila to Leppävaara, with full backpack and faced no problems. So everything looks promising and I’m looking forward to spend my first night in the Power Lizard!

Vaude Power Lizard

Vaude Power Lizard quick test pitch the night before the trip.

Kerava river

Flooding Kerava river.

Some snacks

Some snacks for the trail.