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.
TerrainGood tracks; easy walking in fine weather but very exposed if conditions are poor.
Distance 15.5km/9.5 milesTime 4 - 5 hours
Grid Ref NN274413
Tomorrow: Stage 7 and yesterday: Stage 5