Thursday, 5 July 2012

Walking the West Highland Way

During the week commencing Saturday 23rd June, three SRC A-walkers (Lorraine Matthews, Jane Thompson and Phil Barker - all pictured below) set off walking (and completed) the West Highland Way (WHW) in Scotland. They covered a distance of about 96 miles and, after arriving in Fort William, rounded off their expedition with a successful ascent to the top of Ben Nevis (4406 feet).
Group Photo at Rowardennan Youth Hostel

The itinerary for the WHW expedition was as follows:

DAY 1:
Milngavie to Drymen (11.2 miles)

DAY 2:
Drymen to Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel (15.6 miles)

DAY 3:
Rowardennan YH to Crianlarich Youth Hostel (20.4 miles)

DAY 4:
Crianlarich YH to Inveroran Hotel (16.8 miles)

DAY 5:
Inveroran Hotel to Kinlochleven (19.7 miles)

DAY 6:
Kinlochleven to Fort William (16.7 miles)

DAY 7:
Ascent of Ben Nevis (8.8 miles and 4406 feet)

Some of the photos that were taken during the 109-mile walking expedition can be seen by clicking on the pink button below:

Many thanks to Lorraine Matthews, Jane Thompson and Phil Barker for taking the photographs.

Other recent completions of the West Highland Way (by SRC members) have been made by Bob and Marie Thompson and Peter and Les Cull.


At 12 July 2012 at 11:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one, Phil and to Jane and Lorraine. I would love to walk the West Highland Way and looking by the photos, it does seem a lovely walk. By the way, maybe next year. I'm walking the Cleveland Way this week-end in 5 days, lightweight back-packing at that.

At 13 July 2012 at 01:04 , Blogger philbee said...

Hello Martin. Good to hear from you. Yes, the West Highland Way is a great walk - but be careful of the midges! I thought you were planning to do the Southern Uplands Way? Good luck with the Cleveland Way - I hope the weather is fine for you. Good wishes. Phil.


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