Blackwater Reservoir, Kinlochleven

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This circuit explores the industrially-exploited but today very beautiful and peaceful Glen Leven, including a visit to the bleak Blackwater Dam.


Good paths and tracks for most of the walk. There are a few boggy sections and the section of the walk below the dam is pathless and rough.

Public Transport

Regular buses to Kinlochleven from Fort William. Traveline Scotland.


Kinlochleven. Map and directions.

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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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