West Highland Way 7: Kings House to Kinlochleven

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On a clear day, this is perhaps the most dramatic section of the West Highland Way as it climbs to the highest point on the route with fabulous views of the Glencoe mountains. The high level mountain section can be exposed in poor weather but the long descent, with excellent views, to Kinlochleven is easy to follow. Kinlochleven has all services, including hostel and camping, and the Ice Factor climbing centre.


Easy to follow path but stony and rought in places, steep climb from Glencoe, then undulating section of exposed moorland, followed by a long descent on stony tracks to Kinlochleven.

Public Transport

The A82 by the Kings House has Citylink buses between Glasgow and Fort William; Kinlochleven is served by local buses.


Kings House hotel. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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