Distance: 17 miles (28km)
Start: 0.5 miles NW of Inveroran Hotel, PA36 4AQ
Finish: Ice Factor, Kinlochleven
Terrain: Path, track, short road section
Toughness: Moderate
Ascent: 744 metres
Navigation: Easy to moderate (waymarked)
Good for: National Trail, really wild
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 56.5370, -4.8141 / NN2705441875

The first half of this run, across the vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor, is one of the classic stages of the West Highland Way. From Victoria Bridge at the start, it follows the clear path of Telford’s Parliamentary Road NE through a sea of heather and bog, surrounded by towering mountains on either side. In fine weather, this is a place of wild and peaceful beauty, turning to an exposed and foreboding arena on the arrival of a storm. Underfoot conditions are generally easy and runnable. The second half of the run is the most dramatic section of the Way, as it climbs to the highest point on the route. The final long descent, with excellent views, to Kinlochleven is an enjoyable finish.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From start cross Victoria Bridge and head north east following clear track and WHW waymarkers across Rannoch Moor to lane at Glencoe Mountain Resort
8.0 12.9 Follow lane north, crossing A82 and continuing north west to track behind Kings House Hotel
9.4 15.1 Turn left and follow track north west, parallel to A82 to reach car park at Altnafeadh
12.2 19.6 Head north away from A82 and ascend to top of Devil’s Staircase (550m – highest point on WHW) before descending north west across moorland and through forest into Kinlochleven

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