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:

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

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


2 Comments:

At 12 July 2012 at 11:43 , Blogger mart stock 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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