Scenes along the West Highland Way

I do hope this selection of photographs, taken over a number of years, enables you to experience the magnificent scenery that is the main attraction of Scotland's first offical long distance walk established in 1980 and which stretches north from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William in the Highlands.


The start of the trail at Milngavie


Looking north to the Highlands from Arlehaven Farm in the Blane Valley


Dumgoyne Hill on the edge of the Campsie Fells


The Campsie Fells with Duntreath Castle in the foreground


Dumgoyach Hill in the Blane Valley


The Campsie Fells from Dumgoyne


Looking across the A81 near Dumgoyne to the Kilpatrick Hills


The Campsie Fells from Gartness


The Endrick Water near Gartness


Bluebells near Drymen


Butterfly by the wayside


View across Loch Lomond from Conic Hill


Woodland path leading to Balmaha


Looking east across Loch Lomond to the Campsie Fells from Balmaha


Looking west across Loch Lomond to the Luss Hills from Balmaha


Paddle steamer "Maid of the Loch" at Rowardennan in 1980, the year the WHW opened


The Waterfall at Inversnaid


A glimpse of Ardlui at the head of Loch Lomond


Looking south along Loch Lomond from Cnap Mor opposite Ardlui


Robin Redbreast, my lunch companion


Waiting to be sheared! Kirkton Farm, Strath Fillan


Loch of the Legend of the Lost Sword in Strath Fillan


Ben Lui from Dalrigh


Looking east along Strath Fillan to Ben More, Stob Binian and Cruach Ardrain


Hiking party north of Tyndrum


View to Ben More and Stob Binian


View north of Tyndrum to Cruach Ardrain


Steam Train on the West Highland Line north of Tyndrum


Ben Dorain


Looking towards Stob Ghabhar south of Bridge of Orchy


The River Orchy from Bridge of Orchy


Kayaker on the River Orchy


View to Stob Ghabhar from the Mam Carraigh summit


The Inveroran Hotel on the descent from Mam Carraigh


Loch Tulla


Loch Tulla with Stob Gabhar in the background


The Clashgour track near Forest Lodge


Highland Burn near Forest Lodge


Looking northeast across The Rannoch Moor to Lochan na h-Achlaise and Loch Ba


View to Clach Leathad from Ba Bridge


Blackrock Cottage


Buachaille Etive Mr near Kingshouse


Buachaille Etive Mr from the Devil's Staircase


View to the Mamore Mountain Range from the summit of the Devil's Staircase


The descent to Kinlochleven from the Devil's Staircase


The River Leven at Kinlochleven with Mam na Gualain in the background


The Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall at Kinlochleven


Heather and Buttercups by the wayside near Kinlochleven


Stag near Kinlochleven


Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe from the Mamore Lodge north of Kinlochleven


The ruins of Tigh-na-Steubach on the Old Military Road to Fort William


Lochan Lunn da Bhra


The path near Lochan Lunn da Bhra


Glen Nevis


Misty day, Glen Nevis


The River Nevis


At the Fort William Highland Games


Fort William -- the end of the trail

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