West Highland Way named one of Europe’s ‘once in a lifetime’ walking routes

The West Highland Way has been named in a new list of ‘must do at least once in a lifetime’ European walking routes.

The list was compiled by style and fashion magazine GQ Mexico and includes seven itineraries that showcase “the great natural beauty that Europe has to offer”.

Listed alongside the 96-mile long route, which runs from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William, are routes in countries including Sweden, France, Portugal, Spain and Italy .

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About The West Highland Way, GQ Mexico wrote: “The West Highland Way is the most famous and popular hiking trail in the country. Frequented by thousands of hikers each year, it does not present any particular difficulty and is therefore suitable for everyone.

“The best time to visit is from May to October, during the rest of the months the weather is very unstable and the rains are heavy. The West Highland Way starts at Milngavie (11 km from Glasgow) and ends at Fort William, with a total of 150 kilometers.

“It crosses the entire Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering walkers wonderful landscapes typical of the Scottish Highlands. Each stage is designed to reach a town at the end of the day, so you can stay in bed and breakfasts or inns and discover the local atmosphere.

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Other routes named in the list include the Rota Vicentina in Portugal, the Caminito del Rey in Spain and the Kungsleden Trail in Sweden.

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