Laggan to Newtonmore
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The fifth stage of the East Highland Way climbs gently into the remote moorland of Strath an Eilich where you are surrounded by hills, passing Dalnashallag (Dail na Seilg) Bothy before following the river towards Newtonmore where there are plenty of accommodation options and facilities. The route has several burn/river crossings in Glen Banchor; these become impassable when in spate - in such conditions, use the alternative easier southern route described in paragraph 8.
Minor road, pathless moor, potentially dangerous river crossings, navigation skills required, boggy in places
There's a school bus connecting Laggan with Newtonmore / Kingussie - school days and times only. Newtonmore itself is well served by buses and trains.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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