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Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

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Map / Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
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Climb the Devil's Staircase and catch a glimpse of Ben Nevis (Scotland's highest mountain). 

moderate
14.4 km
5:00 h
340 m
581 m

From Kingshouse follow a track to Altnafeadh, which reveals great views of the famous ‘weeping glen’ and site of the Glencoe Massacre in 1692. Zigzag up the Devil’s Staircase to the highpoint of the West Highland Way at 548m, giving stunning views towards Ben Nevis in clear weather. From here wind your way down into the small town of Kinlochleven.

 

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Author
Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 05, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
550 m
Lowest point
13 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSWHW1

WSSWHW2

WSSWHW3

WSSWHW4

WSSWHW5

WSSWHW6

WSSWHW7

WSSWHW8

WSSWHE

Start

Kingshouse (or Glencoe Mountain Resort - see your individual trip documents) (248 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
56.650890, -4.839970
UTM
30V 387188 6280039

Destination

Kinlochleven 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.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Reviews

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Shelly Vold
September 05, 2019 · Community
Not too bad to go up but it’s a long trek down. The view at the top is stunning.
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Maura Halkiotis
August 11, 2019 · Community
Don't be fooled by the term Devil's Staircase. It's not hard and is not even a staircase. Just a series of switchbacks with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet.
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Frederik Moreel
March 28, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
340 m
Descent
581 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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