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West Highland Way - Day 7 - Kinlochleven to Fort William

Date walked: 20/07/2018

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 23.2km

Ascent: 647m

Day 7 - Kinlochleven to Fort William

Well, our last day's walking started rather miserably! We set off in quite heavy rain and climbed straight away, up out of Kinlochleven.
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WHW Day 7 - Kinlochleven sign

As we ascended the rain eased off, although views were obscured by low lying mist for most of the morning.
Pre-lunch walking was a bit desolate looking as a lot of the forestry had been felled and the aftermath always looks a bit like no-man's land. The nearby Mamores offered impressive neighbours as we progressed towards Glen Nevis.
The afternoon was brighter and warmer and we enjoyed the views of Ben Nevis before descending into Fort William.
The last stretch of walking, through the town centre is a slightly uninspiring finish for such a wonderful route but we made it!
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WHW Finish

All in all we had a very enjoyable West Highland Way. Taking 7 days to do it allowed us to enjoy moderate walking distances each day and definitely made for a more relaxed and pleasant experience that it would have been, had we been more rushed. The weather also played a huge part and we definitely enjoyed Scotland at its best!

One final push up Ben Nevis tomorrow!

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Activity: Walker

Munros: 6
Corbetts: 1
Wainwrights: 2
Sub 2000: 3
Long Distance routes: West Highland Way   



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Statistics

2018

Trips: 21
Distance: 308.61 km
Ascent: 11370m
Munros: 1
Corbetts: 1
Sub2000s: 2
Wainwrights 2

2017

Trips: 5
Distance: 33.15 km
Ascent: 1148m
Munros: 1

2012

Trips: 4
Distance: 22 km
Munros: 2

2007

Trips: 1
Munros: 1


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