Saturday, May 25, 2013

West Highland Way: Day 9

Scotlands long distance routes    Stage 8: Kinlochleven to Fort William

This final stage of the West Highland Way climbs up through the woods above Kinlochleven before following the route of the old Military Road through an empty glen flanked by grand mountains. There is then a stretch through forestry before a gradual descent into stunningly beautiful Glen Nevis - with the highest mountain in the UK towering ahead. The town of Fort William beckons for a deserved celebration. My two nights in Fort William will be at Corrie Duff Guest House.


Ascent through woods then long section on stony track. Forestry paths and tracks with a finish on tarmac pavement.


Walk Statistics

Distance  24.5km/15.25 miles
Time  6 - 7 hours
Ascent  475m
Grid Ref  NN187619

Route Profile

Tomorrow: Ben Nevis, weather and health-permitting and yesterday: Stage 7