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14.
... WEST HIGHLAND WAY

 

............... langeafstandspad ........ middelzwaar/zwaar



West Highland Way: mooiste deel Tyndrum - Fort William.
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West Highland Way:
T
he West Highland Way was Scotland’s first official long-distance
.. route and the 96-mile trail remains one of Britain’s most popular
.. walking challenges.

Running roughly north from the town of Milngavie on the edge of
.. Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, this multi-day
.. walking route passes through mile after mile of stunning lochside and
.. mountain scenery.

Although the West Highland Way goes past mountains rather than
.. over them, the variety of the terrain and rugged nature of the
.. Highlands make it a big challenge – although one that should be
.. within the capabilities of experienced walkers.
You’ll walk on the ‘bonnie bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond and across
.. the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor, before peering into Glen Coe as
.. you climb the ominously named Devil’s Staircase on your way
.. towards the finish at Ben Nevis.

IMPORTANT:

1. You’ll have to organise overnight accommodation in advance
– many people camp along the way and
– if you don’t fancy carrying everything there are organised by
companies packages who’ll transfer your baggage for you each day.

2. Be prepared for bad weather.



Beoordeling:
The Outdoor Guide verdict (= oordeel):
 A stunning long-distance walk that passes some of the true icons of
the West Highlands, including Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor,
Buachaille Etive Mor and Ben Nevis.
A must for backpacking enthusiasts !

 


Blackrock Cottage met Buachaille Etive Mór rechts achter.


Mooiste etappes volgens www.sherpavan.com en ook SNP

Zie :... www.snp.nl/reis/groot_brittannie/west_highlands

1. Tyndrum ― Bridge of Orchy . 11 km .lichte wandeling. ↑180 m
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( Tyndrum ― Inveroran Hotel...14 km.. middelzwaar. ↑330 m )
- The shortest and easiest section on the WHW.
- Tyndrum is an old mineral mining village where you will find cafes and
.. restaurants as well as enough shops.
- Be sure to stock up on supplies before leaving Tyndrum as the next
.. shopping centre is not until Kinlochleven further on.

- There follows a gradual climb up out of the village, parallel with the
.. road and rail communications.
- This then passes into a classic glacier carved 'U-shaped valley' of Glen
.. Auch/Glen Orchy.
- The most spectacular section is that of walking under the titan bulk of
.. Beinn Dorain (1074 m) before reaching the accommodation at Bridge
.. of Orchy

2. Bridge of Orchy ― King's House H.. 19 km. zwaar ↑460
.. Inveroran Hotel―King's House Hotel.15 ½ km. middelzw.↑310
- This section is held by many to be the most engaging and scenic
.. section of the WHW.
- It starts with a climb on a forested slope beyond Bridge of Orchy,
.. reaching a wonderfully wild viewpoint around 320 m on
.. Mam Carraigh.
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A moorland path leads down to the Inveroran Hotel, splendidly
.. situated at the head of Loch Tulla.
- But then from Victoria Bridge near to the Inveroran Hotel, you will be
.. back on the old military road with a reasonable surface rising to
.. 350 m on the Rannoch Moor
(een uitgestrekt veenplateau).
- The first part of the Moor is called the Black Mount the name which
.. it probably gets from the colour of the Peat and the Lochans.
- This is a wonderful, remote and rugged place to be, but exceptionally
.. hostile in bad weather. There is no shelter and accommodation upon
.. the moor, before King's House Hotel.
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3. King's House Hotel Kinlochleven . 14 km .middelzwaar. ↑430
- Another striking section of the WHW with stunning views.
- It begins by following the old military road away from King's House
.. Hotel. through spectacular scenery past Glen Etive and Glen Coe to
.. the ascent up. the Devil's Staircase.
.. This is an amazingly well engineered and graded section of the military
.. road, opening up great views back towards Rannoch Moor and over
.. to the sublime peak of Buachaille Etive Mor
.. (The Shepherd of Glen Coe).
- The Way reaches its highest point at 544 m and then descends fairly
.. steeply down to Kinlochleven on the sea loch of Loch Leven, under
.. the 'Pap of Glen Coe' where there is plenty of accommodation and
.. refuelling points.

4. Kinlochleven Fort William . 24 ½ km . zwaar..↑480 m
- This final stage of the Way takes you to a resolute climax over looking
.. the. hulk of Ben Nevis before you drop down to the end of the walk at
.. Fort William.
- It is quite a long day and inspite of a good mixture of forests and
.. abandoned. farmsteads, can once again be pretty exposed to the
.. elements.
- From Kinlochleven you will ascend quite steeply, although on good
.. tracks to 330 m from sea level. The Way then descends from the
.. Lairigmor pass and. reascends through forest.
- Then down to Glen Nevis and on to your final destination, Fort William.
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www.snp.nl/reis/groot_brittannie/west_highlands


Let op:

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https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1668557/OS-Re.....

Wandelgids:

. The West Highland Way
.... Terry Marsh
.... Cicerone, 2013 (Third edition)

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Strookkaart:

. Harvey Maps 1: 40,000
.....West Highland Way

... De route wordt aangegeven met een rode
... stippellijn.
... De km's worden aangegeven met blauwe
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