Details, walking the Scottish Highlands

Sunday, March 13, 2011; F04

Getting there

British Airways offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles and BWI Marshall to Glasgow from $692 round trip.

Trains depart for Milngavie from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street several times an hour. One-way fare is about $9. Trains return to Glasgow Central from Inverness every two hours. Fares vary widely

but are usually around $50 one way.

Where to stay

The Ways are served by a wide assortment of bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs and hotels. Easyways (, a walker's accommodations service, will make arrangements for you at several different price levels.

Some favorites:

Ardlui Hotel

Ardlui, Loch Lomond


Across the loch from the trail with its own boat to ferry you. Singles about $115 per night.

West Highland Way Sleeper Bridge of Orchy Station, Bridge of Orchy 011-44-1838-400548 A bunkhouse in a train station. Bunk with linens, dinner and breakfast from $54.

Loch Ness Youth Hostel

Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire


Right on the shore of the loch. Bunks $31.

Hebrides Guest House

120a Glenurquhart Rd., Inverness


A classic B&B just a mile from the end of the trail. Rooms from $33 per person per night.

Where to eat

Oak Tree Inn

Balmaha, Loch Lomond


A gastro-pub with modern spins on Scottish classics. Main courses from $16.

Real Food Cafe

Main St., Tyndrum


Fish and chips plus natural foods. The Fish Tea Deal, a complete meal, is about $14.


Both trails have bag-carrying services. Travel-lite ( covers the West Highland Way. Several companies serve the Great Glen Way and are listed on the trail's Web site.

Make Tracks (, Contours Walking Holidays ( and Sherpa Expeditions ( provide a package of bag transport and accommodations booking for the entire route.


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