Category Archives: Hiking

Ridiculously useful hiking guides including itineraries, packing, and other tips.

Walking The West Highland Way – 5 Days Itinerary

Walking the West Highland Way in 5 days

The West Highland Way is one of the best hikes in Scotland. Why? Revellers trek through the rolling hills and by calm lochs of the west coast, which is deemed one of the country’s most beautiful areas. This 96-mile hike starts just outside Scotland’s friendliest city, Glasgow, at the town of Milngavie (pronounced Mill-guy) and […]

West Island Way: How to + Things to do in Bute

West Island Way Hike | Isle of Bute Scotland

After the success of trekking the 96 miles of the West Highland Way in Scotland (ok, there was that one blip) we (Gemma and friends, Gordon and Laura) decided to embrace the long May Day weekend and head to the striking west coast island of Bute to tackle the supposed 25 mile/40km (whoever wrote the […]

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Is This Peruvian Hike For You?

Lares trek to Machu Picchu

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the alternative hiking routes to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail actually books up at least six months in advance and only a certain amount of passes are available each day, therefore, the Lares is a great alternative for those who are less […]

West Highland Way Accommodation List (Review): Where We Stayed

Kingshouse Hotel West Highland Way Accommodation

Scotland’s West Highland Way is a 96-mile trek which starts in sunny Milngavie, just outside of Glasgow and concludes in Fort William. I had the pleasure of hiking it over six-days with friends to celebrate a year of 30th birthdays. The full story starts here. If you are reading to find out about West Highland […]

6. West Highland Way – Kinlochleven to Fort William

Kinlochleven to Fort William WHW sign

West Highland Way Day Six Low Down Day 6: Kinlochleven to Fort William: Songs from A-Z Miles: 16 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Weather: One sideways downpour Climbing out of a Valley Leaving Kinlochleven was one of my favourite parts of West Highland Way ’14, not because the town is basic (the Co-op is nice enough) but because […]