Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven

This route is arguably the most spectacular and most runnable section of the West Highland Way. It starts at Bridge of Orchy, which enjoys a railway station, and a hotel. Sadly the bunkhouse has now closed, but please let us know if anyone gets an update on that. The gpx file takes you on a short diversion to Kings House Hotel, which is a great place to fuel up. Kinlochleven, the final destination, has plenty of amenities. You can stay over night, arrange transport back to your start point, or even grab lunch and then run back!


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Rannoch moor is absolutely spectacular open moorland wilderness and enjoys breathtaking views, particularly of the iconic Buchaille Etive Mor (not runnable!) The route follows the well sign posted West Highland Way throughout, so navigation shouldn't be a problem although you will be very exposed in poor weather. Rannoch Moor is very exposed to high winds as they sweep down Glencoe. The Devil's Staircase has a reputation for being very steep - watch out for waist deep snow in winter! 

Posted in Trail Running Routes, asked by Jon Burdon, 5 years ago. 5611 hits.

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