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Spean Bridge to Fort William

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Leave Spean Bridge and follow the East Highland Way to Fort William.  
Distance 18.7 km
4:51 h
151 m
216 m
178 m
7 m
Entering a forest trail to start your walk it is worth keeping an eye out for red squirrels. The dominating feature of the walk is Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain at 1344m, which reveals its massive bulk in full as you near Fort William. Passing in its shadow you enter the town to complete your walk.
Highest point
178 m
Lowest point
7 m

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

 WSSWHL

Start

Spean Bridge (74 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NN 22745 81496
DD
56.890848, -4.911406
DMS
56°53'27.1"N 4°54'41.1"W
UTM
30V 383555 6306863
w3w 
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Destination

Fort William town centre

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We 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 22745 81496
DD
56.890848, -4.911406
DMS
56°53'27.1"N 4°54'41.1"W
UTM
30V 383555 6306863
w3w 
///barefoot.icebergs.harvest
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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Distance
18.7 km
Duration
4:51 h
Ascent
151 m
Descent
216 m
Highest point
178 m
Lowest point
7 m

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