Buchaille Etive Mor

West Highland Way - 11 Days & 10 Nights (WSSWHW5)

A relaxing itinerary which is well suited to adding additional walking and sightseeing

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 130 m
Descent 120 m

A gentle walk through the Scottish countryside from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to reach the charming Stirlingshire village of Drymen.  

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Hiking trail
Drymen to Balmaha
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 306 m
Descent 356 m

Walk through lush forest, and climb Conic Hill on the shores of Loch Lomond. 

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.1 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 153 m
Descent 133 m

Follow the path along the shore of Loch Lomond to reach Rowardennan. 

from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 90 m
Descent 97 m

On this section of the Way the path rises high above the loch giving excellent views of the Arrochar Alps.   

from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.4 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 167 m
Descent 134 m

Leave Inversnaid and pass through the RSPB reserve and near Rob Roy's Cave before reaching Inverarnan on an undulating path.  

from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.6 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 384 m
Descent 178 m

Enjoy spectacular views south over Loch Lomond, and north towards the mountains of the Highlands, as you make your way to Crianlarich.  The West ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.9 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 271 m
Descent 321 m

Make your way towards Bridge of Orchy on good paths and gaze upon the conical mountain Beinn Dorain.  After passing through the remote hamlet of ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 280 m
Descent 210 m

After passing the isolated Inveroran hotel, walk across the Rannoch Moor and look upon Scotland's most iconic mountain: Buachaille Etive Mor.  

from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.2 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 323 m
Descent 145 m

A beautiful section of the Way and one our favourites at Macs - this route variation will take you from Inveroran straight to the Macs Adventure ...

from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 339 m
Descent 581 m

Climb the Devil's Staircase and catch a glimpse of Ben Nevis (Scotland's highest mountain) on this section of the West Highland Way between Glencoe ...

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from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 504 m
Descent 509 m

The final section on the West Highland Way: follow a track through the beautiful forests of Glen Nevis to gain excellent views of Ben Nevis before ...

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