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Kinlochleven to Fort William

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  • Ben Nevis in the distance
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The final leg of this coast to coast hike follows the Lairig Mor pass skirting the base of Ben Nevis to finish in Fort William.
moderate
Distance 24.1 km
7:15 h
505 m
507 m
332 m
9 m
All that remains is a final push to the west coast at Fort William. Reflect on a coast to coast journey of contrasts as you walk through the remote Lairigmor pass towards Ben Nevis. Scotland’s highest mountain, which marks the end of your coast to coast epic. Well done!
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
332 m
Lowest point
9 m
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Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSCTC

Start

Kinlochleven (11 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 18742 61887
DD
56.713377, -4.963085
DMS
56°42'48.2"N 4°57'47.1"W
UTM
30V 379840 6287202
w3w 
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Destination

Fort William

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional turn-by-turn route notes. We are have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NN 18742 61887
DD
56.713377, -4.963085
DMS
56°42'48.2"N 4°57'47.1"W
UTM
30V 379840 6287202
w3w 
///ruling.jogging.coverage
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Phil Livesey 
September 15, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.1 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
505 m
Descent
507 m
Highest point
332 m
Lowest point
9 m

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