Finding your night rest along the West Highland Way

During my month-long hiking adventure in the Scottish Highlands, I was almost only sleeping in my tent - either wild camping or on a camping site, only a few times sleeping in a bothy.

Scotland is the perfect destination for a budget travel. It has very liberal laws regarding wild camping, but there are, of course, limitations.

Make sure you research them and learn how to camp leaving no trace. There are areas (in National Parks and such) where camping might be forbidden outside of designated camping areas.

Below are the places I stopped at and some I know about that might be useful. There is also a plethora of B&B and hotel accommodation if that's your style - just make sure you book them well in advance.

When I was hiking I saw only signs announcing they had no openings. The good thing is if you are a hiker/walker a camping site can't turn you away if there is no other one near (they can do that for driving tourists).

It is also good to know that thanks to West Highland Way's popularity there is a number of luggage transport services.

They will take your big bag to the next campsite or B&B while you hike the trail with just a light day pack. This is a wonderful service, although I did not use it, I've seen a lot of positive opinions and recommendations.

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Happy Hiking the West Highland Way!