Hillwalking Kinlochleven Highland Walks with Tony Connery


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Hillwalking Kinlochleven

Hillwalking Kinlochleven              Kinlochleven Campsites & Accommodation

Kinlochleven, Highlands - Small town at the head of Loch Leven is the former district of Lochaber including the Pap of Glencoe & Sorn Gharbh.
Good for Fishing, Cycling, Sightseeing, Hillwalking, Climbing, Touring in the Scottish Countryside.


Here in Kinlochleven, where I stopped over for a night, I managed to add another section of the West Highland Way to my repertoire.  Staying at the Blackwater Campsite and Hostel is an excellent base for walking in the area and easy access north or southbound for The West Highland Way.

Kinlochleven and the Mamores
Loch Leven & Marmores

Looking East to the town of Kinlochleven.


It is recommended to do the West Highland Way in a northerly direction because the terrain is less steep that way and you are not facing into the sun. However just being on a one night stopover I headed south for the Devil's Staircase. I had not previously been here before and walking south you should pick up the path next to the campsite. Outward is slightly strenuous and is a good 7mile walk. What is important to remember is that the Staircase isn't near any large towns or villages, so heading south from Kinlochleven, the chances are that you will be returning there, hence doubling your journey, i.e. 14 miles

Sorn Gharbh.
Sorn Gharbh

Pap of Glencoe from Kinlochleven
Pap of Glencoe from Kinlochleven




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