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Traveling the West Highland Way by William Kerr


The story of six men all 40 somethings taking up the biggest single challenge they have encountered in their dull dreary lives. Until now their biggest thrill was a boggie or par and looking forward to the 19th.

To break away from the mundane I decide to walk the West Highland Way. The coward I am I cannot do it all alone so I recruit a few Friends to come along and help raise cash for a good cause at the same time. 

Life is hard and Wullie needs a recipe. To beat the day-to-day drudgery of forty somethings life he seeks a new regime, a new way forward. Enlisting the support of his golfing buddies six guys take on the task to raise money for a good cause by walking through some of Europe’s remotest landscapes, following the West Highland Way.

Be the midge on the tent and join in the walk and share every high, every laugh as well as their lowest moments in walking a hundred miles through the remotest and arguably the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

What seems in planning to be a `doodle` the guys soon find out that there is no easy way on foot with both physical and mental pain battering their emotions only being kept in place by camaraderie, a good carry out and plenty of laughs.

From Milngavie to Fort William they meet people from all over the world and share with them the warmth and humor of the Scots.

See through the eyes of the walker, what the West Highland Way is, what to do or in this lots case  what not to do.

Willie Kerr (

West Highland Way walk May 23-28 2019

Join me as i take a walk along the 96 mile West Highland Way in Scotland during late May 2019. This was my first attempt at the WHW - a walk i had wanted to do for many years. When i first began to plan my walk i was to have been joined by my friend Connor who was just starting to get into the outdoor life of walking and wild camping. Tragically five months prior to setting off and just before Christmas 2018 Connor was killed in a road traffic accident. As a way of dealing with my own grief and keeping a promise to my late friend i carried a portion of his ashes along the entire route and scattering some near Glen Coe. It made for a very emotional hike and in a way made this beautiful 96 mile route even more special. I believe nobody comes back from the WHW the same person, the scenery, the people you meet and friendships you forge change you forever.This may have been my first journey along the "Way" but it certainly wont be my last!

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