The day begins with a steady climb out of Kinlochleven and into the hidden valley of Lairig Mor. Flanked by the Mamores Mountains, the wide track passes by the ruins of shepherds’ houses, and in such wild surrounds, it’s hard to imagine the hardships of the farming communities which lived here. On reaching Glen Nevis, the route narrows and rolls through pine forests as you see your first views of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain (1345m). Finish the day with a descent into Fort William, the end of the West Highland Way.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Overlooking Loch Linnie and only a short walk from town, Myrtle Bank is run by Dora and her team in a converted Victorian Villa, en-suite rooms are classically furnished. The property also has extensive gardens, which are a personal passion of Dora’s. Known for its friendly atmosphere, this guest house is a great end to some of the finest walking days in Scotland.