Day out with Kids Rowardennan Scotland
Many men and women desire performing the West Highland Method, but think it could be too much to arrange or simply too hard. Well it needn’t be hard to arranged and you will reduce it into chunks to match you. Just what exactly will you be waiting around for? Get the shoes in and join myself today when I answer the five huge West Highland Method questions.
In which do I begin?
All good walking experiences begin with good planning. Therefore obtain a decent chart – the Trailblazer guide is fantastic therefore is sold with a beneficial waterproof map. Sit-down with a wee dram and appear at simply how much surface you can realistically cover per day.
Most fairly fit walkers can handle the complete 96 kilometers in weekly with 7 days walking. When you can allow somewhat longer you'll take it some simpler or also tackle some of the hills that tempt en route also.
In the event that you only have a couple of days i suggest tackling the more northerly chapters of the Way. The views just converts Highland after Tyndrum. Many dazzling sections in my situation tend to be across Rannoch Moor and then from Kingshouse in Glencoe throughout the Devil’s Staircase, as well as the last lengthy part from Kinlochleven to Fort William.
exactly what equipment do I need?
Having the right gear is completely important, not just for comfort, but safety too. You'll need the basics like a significant waterproof coat, waterproof pants, a warm cap and decent gloves. Right walking boots tend to be for me the most crucial bit of kit – get your boots wrong and you'll get blisters and waterlogged feet.
I always get my boots from Scottish outside equipment specialist Tiso. Their particular stores not just have well-trained staff, however they have rock mock-ups also which means you road test your shoes because it were and determine how they feel on high inclines as well as on uneven surfaces. Even though Method is usually an easy task to follow I’d recommend using a compass (additionally the understanding of utilizing it) along with the aforementioned waterproof chart.
In which do I need to stay?
Hotel accommodation on the way is commonly costly on the western Highland Method and trailing a tent along can be backbreaking. This is when Scottish childhood hostels come into unique.
Some exemplary youth hostels tend to be strategically put along the Way at Rowardennan on Loch Lomond, Crianlarich from the edge of the Highlands, at Glencoe simply from the means and lastly nearing the finish in profoundly scenic Glen Nevis.