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Rucksack Readers => West Highland Way, from near Glasgow to Fort William, Scotland => Topic started by: northface on September 07, 2008, 08:01:28 pm



Title: West Highland Way in November
Post by: northface on September 07, 2008, 08:01:28 pm
Hi there.  I am looking to walk the Way in November for charity.  Would this be a good time?  I am looking for a challenge and wet weather not a issue. Looking to camp on the route and use bothies.

Any advice would be good.


Title: Re: West Highland Way in November
Post by: Jacquetta on September 08, 2008, 09:16:24 am
Hello northface

November is a good time for wet weather and a bad time for daylight, so whatever else you take, carry a headtorch!  It all depends how many days you are planning to spend on the Way, but by November you can't count on more than 7 to 9 hours of daylight (just over 9 in early November, 7 and a half by month end).  If you're carrying heavy loads and trying to complete the Way in 6 days or less in wet, windy conditions, you will certainly have a challenge on your hands ::)  Good luck with it anyway.  Which charity are you fund-raising for?  Feel free to include a link.

There are bothies at Rowchoish and Doune (on the mid- and northern east shore of Loch Lomond respectively).  Plenty of campsites (both free and commercial) are listed on page 13 of our guidebook (http://rucsacs.com/books/whw/) and you are also allowed to do wild camping.


Title: Re: West Highland Way in November
Post by: northface on September 08, 2008, 09:57:56 pm
Thanks for the info. I am looking to walk it at the end of October/start of November.  The charity is the company I work for: the Richmond Fellowship Scotland
to raise funds for the people we support.  I was looking for the info to help us set a date. Thanks for that, all the best, Robert