Friday, May 24, 2013

West Highland Way: Day 8

Scotlands long distance routes    Stage 7: Kings House to Kinlochleven

On a clear day, this is perhaps the most dramatic section of the West Highland Way as it climbs to the highest point on the route with fabulous views of the Glencoe mountains. The high level mountain section can be exposed in poor weather but the long descent, with excellent views, to Kinlochleven is easy to follow. Kinlochleven has all services, including hostel and camping, and the Ice Factor climbing centre. Tonight: The Tailrace Inn.


Easy to follow path but stony and rough in places, steep climb from Glencoe, then undulating section of exposed moorland, followed by a long descent on stony tracks to Kinlochleven.

Walk Statistics

Distance  14km/8.75 miles
Time  4 - 5 hours
Ascent  430m
Grid Ref  NN259546

Route Profile

Tomorrow: Stage 8 and yesterday: Stage 6