Repository for useful information on the West Highland Way, which we are hiking s a family excursion in July 2016. This is intended for our own access and reference, but please enjoy if it is useful!
The WHW a route of close to 100 miles (154km) running through the south-western Scottish Highlands from Milngavie (a town on the outskirts of Glasgow) to Fort William. While undulating, the normal route generally remains low in the valleys an does not have particularly large climbs, with the highest point at only 548m on the summit of the ‘Devil’s Staircase‘.
- UK Met Office weather warnings for the West Highlands
- UK Met Office forecast for Fort William
- yr.no climate and weather statistics for Fort William
- yr.no forecast for Milngavie
- yr.no long-term forecast for Fort William
- West Highland Way official web page
- WHW Pocket Guide (PDF, 2016 edition) as available from the official web page
- Wikipedia: West Highland Way gives a brief overview and some of the history of the Way.
- Trailblazer guide to the WHW – this is the homepage of the guidebook we have been provided, and features some (free) excerpts from the book)
- Alpine Exploratory guide to the West Highland Way – a company providing guided walks and itineraries on the Way, which features a good overview of the route, conditions and logistics.
- WHW on Hikeviiew features an interactive Google map of the route marked in 1-mile segments.
- PureBound.com has some information, and a photo walk-through of the route.
- WalkHighlands has another interactive map of the route, as well as over 65 trail reports from previous walkers.
- HillWalk Tours has yet another interactive map and a route profile, as well as plenty of information.