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    Scotland,  We12hike

    The best hikes in Scotland: an inspiring list

    Scotland is definitely one of world’s prime hiking destinations. It may rain a lot, but as soon as the sun starts to shine and the clouds disappear, hiking in Scotland is simply wonderful. It has been a few years since I was on a walking holiday in Scotland and so it’s about time I share my best hikes in Scotland with you. I traveled for two weeks with my tent and my own car through Scotland, of which one week in the snow and the rain, but fortunately also a week in relatively sunny spring weather.   Popular in Scotland is the so-called ‘Munro bagging’. Munros are mountains that are…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Scotland,  We12climb

    Mountainous Monday: Ben Lomond

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! In  2015 we’ll go in search of inspiring mountains again. We’ll start the first Monday of the year with Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands. Ben Lomond is a very nice mountain to climb because of the following three reasons: 1. There is a very easy and wide path going up, no need for any scrambling. 2.  The view from the summit is just breathtaking. You have excellent views over Loch Lomond (or Lake Lomond) and on a clear day, when you’re looking to the north, you can see many Scottish Munro’s and even the Ben Nevis. 3., It is very easy to get to the start of the Ben…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Scotland,  We12climb,  We12hike

    Mountainous Monday: Ben Nevis

    Today another Mountainous Monday! This time the mountain on our list is the highest mountain in Great Britain, Ben Nevis. This ancient volcano lies in the middle of Scotland and is located about 100 miles or 160 km north of Glasgow. With an altitude of 1.344 meters above sea level, the summit of Ben Nevis is a perfect way to get a good view of the Scottish highlands. For this effort you will have to do with a bit of a crowd, because about 100,000 people attempt to climb the mountain every year. Ben Nevis is also the highest Munro of Scotland. A Munro top is a summit which is over 3,000…

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    A day on the West Highland Way

    The West Highland Way is among the most famous multi day trekkings in Europe, or maybe even in the world. It’s an epic 154.5 km long hiking trail leading from Milngavie just north of Glasgow to Fort Williams, based on the foot of Ben Nevis. When planning our trip to Scotland back in 2012 we knew we totally wanted do this hike! Also read: the best hikes in Scotland Also read: the best hikes in Scotland However, we had never been to Scotland before and found ourselves with a dilemma: the trail would take us about a week to finish and we only had two weeks for our trip available.…