Essential Skills for Keeping Safe on the WHW

You’ll need to know what skills are essential while walking the West Highland Way- here’s a brief rundown.

Read our Tips for Succeeding at the WHW as a starting point.

Navigational Skills are essential and we recommend reading through the free navigational course on Mud and Routes and taking a weekend course in navigation. The right maps are essential, here’s a rundown of all the West Highland Way Maps.

Using the right equipment for walking the West Highland Way is essential.

Planning the trip is the first step to keeping safe. Ensure you choose a West Highland Way itinerary that’s safe and realistic.

View this link – Outdoor Skills and Tips – for more information on keeping safe on our sister site – Mud and Routes. This has all the information you’ll need to know!

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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