5 hiking highlights – Scotland’s West Highland Way: Stage 1

Stage 1 of Scotland’s most famous long-distance hiking route. Milngavie to Drymen. The feeling of Getting Started (& getting finished!). Walking into Milngavie to start the walk, take the photo opportunity at the obelisk with the West Highland Way thistle logo carved into it – this marks the offical start of the walk. Pass under the big steel gateway and after so much anticipation, the … Continue reading 5 hiking highlights – Scotland’s West Highland Way: Stage 1

…but what does “Sauntering” mean?

“Sauntering” is a fairly common word in Scots, in daily life “sauntering” means to amble/ ramble/ meander. It’s an unhurried way to get somewhere or get something done. If you say someone is “sauntering around”, it can also imply a cockiness or confident and you might hear the phrase, “sauntering around like he owns the place”. It’s a late Middle English word, which probably dates … Continue reading …but what does “Sauntering” mean?

The complete* A-Z packing list for walking Scotland’s West Highland Way

A Attitude – the right one, not the one Secondary (High School) Teachers encounter. Your attitude from the outset will determine how well the ups and downs of the Walk goes for you. If travelling with someone else, it’s worth agreeing aloud that you’ll both (or all) be putting the effort in physically and mentally to make sure your trip gets off on the right … Continue reading The complete* A-Z packing list for walking Scotland’s West Highland Way