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Inveroran to Kingshouse

Summary:

  • Distance / Time: 10 miles (16km) / 4 to 5 hours
  • Total Ascent: 336m
  • Total Descent: 270m
  • Max Height: 446m
  • Terrain: The surface is mainly good underfoot but on Rannoch Moor you are highly exposed in bad weather. There is no shelter of any kind available until you reach the White Corries ski centre (12km) The scenery is spectacular but if conditions are poor, this can be a very tough stage of the Way.
  • Accommodation: Kingshouse, Glencoe Village, Ballachulish, Kinlochleven 
  • Refreshments: Kingshouse, Glen Coe Ski Centre  
  • Places of Interest: Glen Coe Ski Centre

Route:

  • You are now about to cross over one of Britain’s largest and wildest moors. When conditions are calm this is a deceptively easy walk, the way is extremely exposed with no shelter. Do not stray from the path as there are places you can sink into a peat bog.
  • This stage starts at Victoria Bridge; you can see Loch Tulla with its crannogs. The way follows an old drove road, while the old military road climbs higher to the left.
  • After a steady climb the route passes a plantation, the two roads rejoin at a reedy lochan shortly before Ba Bridge. In adverse weather Ba Bridge marks the halfway point; turn back if in doubt about your safety.
  • A mile further along, you reach a small path leading to the ruins of Ba cottage on your left, possible picnic site. Two bridges later, the military road bears left. The way maintains a lower line around Meall a Bhuridh. Within a mile, the way reaches the summit (1500 feet/450metres), and then starts the descent to Kingshouse.
  • Turn right at the end of the track, cross the A82 carefully and continue to the Kings House Hotel, Kingshouse. (If you stay over at the free campsite or stay in the Hotel watch out in the early morning for the deer that come down from the hillside to feed on the left-overs. It is also a good refreshment stop).