What is the record for the West Highland Way?

What is the record for the West Highland Way?

The race record holder is Rob Sinclair with a time of 13 h 41 m 8 s, set in June 2017. The female record holder is Lucy Colquhoun of Aviemore with a time of 17 h 16 m 20 s, set in 2007.

Can you do the West Highland Way on a bike?

Can I cycle the West Highland Way? You can but it is worth noting that the West Highland Way was designed as a long distance walking route and consequently cyclists will come across terrain, underpasses and gates which were designed specifically for walkers.

Can you cycle the West Highland Way in a day?

How about cycling the West Highland Way? Many people do cycle the WHW. It can be done in one to three days although there are sections, such as the shores of Loch Lomond, that require good levels of skill on a mountain bike.

How hard is the West Highland Way?

The West Highland Way hike is a moderate to difficult trail. It starts out with fairly easy, flat sections and becomes more difficult as you journey into the Highlands. The total elevation isn’t very high so you don’t have to be an experienced mountaineer or climber to successfully do the trail.

How much of the West Highland Way can you cycle?

Let’s not beat about the bush, the West Highland way is a big ol’ challenge. Its 95-odd miles are usually treated as a walk over several days, but they work marvellously well as a magnificent bike ride (you can take a bike on all the trails, after all).

How fit do you have to be to do the West Highland Way?

People take on average from five to 10 days (that’s an average of 19 miles or 9.5 miles each day). You need to be able to walk a little further than your longest day before you set out on your WHW multi-day trip.

How fit do you need to be to walk West Highland Way?

Is the West Highland Way safe?

I can warmly recommend The West Highland Way to every solo traveler with the physical ability to walk it. It is easy, it is safe, and above all – it is so much fun! What is this? Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)

Is the West Highland Way clearly marked?

The West Highland Way is very clearly marked and the route makes use of old railway tracks and drovers road so the route is never overly difficult. However for those who are not used to the particular challenges of Scottish Highland walking then the 2nd half of the route becomes very demanding.

Can you do the West Highland Way with no training?

Training for the West Highland Way You must build your fitness up for the West Highland Way given that every day is a demanding hiking day. You’ll enjoy hiking the walk more if you’ve worked to get your fitness up.

Do you need to be fit to do West Highland Way?

The WHW walk is not a race so you do not need to be pushing yourself hard. But you will want to be in good enough shape to enjoy the walking at a steady pace for many days in a row. As your fitness builds, incorporate a longer walk each week.