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!

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