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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Milngavie to Drymen
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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from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
Hiking route · United Kingdom
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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Balmaha to Rowardennan
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. 

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Rowardennan to Inversnaid
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.   

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Inversnaid to Inverarnan
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.  

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Inverarnan to Tyndrum
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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Tyndrum to Inveroran
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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Inveroran to Kingshouse
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.  

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from Macs Adventure,   Macs Adventure
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 ...

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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
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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Hiking route · United Kingdom
Kinlochleven to Fort William
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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