Hillwalking from Kingshouse hotel to the Devil's Staircase
Part of The West Highland Way walk which streches from
Kingshouse Hotel in the Highlands to the Devil's Staircase .
Good for Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.
Hillwalking Kingshouse Hotel to the Devil's Staircase - Scottish Walks.
|Length: 4 mile||Duration: 4 Hours.|
|Difficulty: 4/10||O.S. 41|
Again, another one day shot of 12 miles, this walk really lets you know you've reached the Scottish Highlands.
Weather permitting, this is one of the most enjoyable Scottish walks you are bound to encounter in your entire life...seriously. Park your car somewhere near the Kingshouse Hotel on the A82 and pick up the West Highland Way from behind the hotel.
A low level track dominated by Beauchaille Etive Mor on your left and Beinn a' Chrulaiste, on your right, leaves you in no doubt about your place on this planet, the mountains just rise from your feet.
This part of town is the real entrance to Glencoe and the traveller may feel a sense of fear, history and wonder at their surroundings. It has to be tried to sense the feeling. This is an easy walk for the most part until you reach the bottom of the Staircase, then you have to exert yourself a little, but not too much
Walk the Staircase and look down the Lairig Gartain valley for one of the best photographs you will ever take. For your second best photograph, climb a little higher than the Staircase, westwardly, to Stob Mhic Mhartuin and catch a piccy of The Three Sisters in the Pass of Glencoe. You can easily be back at the hotel within 5 hours. Easy Peezy.