Thursday, May 23, 2013

West Highland Way: Day 7

Scotlands long distance routes    Stage 6: Inveroran to Kings House

The crossing of Rannoch Moor is one of the classic stages of the West Highland Way, following the line of Telford's Parliamentary Road across an otherwise vast wilderness of heather and bog encircled by grand mountains. In fine weather this is a place of otherworldly beauty - in a storm it is wild, forbidding and exposed. Underfoot conditions are easy and some may opt to continue to Kinlochleven. I'll stay the night at The Kingshouse Hotel.


Good tracks; easy walking in fine weather but very exposed if conditions are poor.


Walk Statistics

Distance  15.5km/9.5 miles
Time  4 - 5 hours
Ascent  314m
Grid Ref  NN274413

Route Profile

Tomorrow: Stage 7 and yesterday: Stage 5