Diversion for lambing time

Please be aware that the enclosed fields on the approach to Conic Hill are closed to dog walkers during lambing time from the 3rd April to the 30th May.

There is an alternative route available during this time which is well signposted and does not add any time or distance to your walk.

See below for map

Kingshouse Hotel

Please note that there are NO facilities available at Kingshouse, be prepared with enough drinking water and supplies for this section of the route. The nearest facilities available are at Glencoe Mountain Resort.

As the Kingshouse Hotel remains closed for refurbishment, we kindly ask that visitors be aware of works and repairs on or around the site at this time. The West Highland Way remains open and accessible but care should be taken when passing through.

Notice of minor diversion

Work is due to start on the 23rd April until the end of August between Kinlochleven and Lundarava. A Hydro Scheme is being constructed in the area and will have some impact on the West Highland Way.

There will be minor diversions in place during these works but access to walkers will be maintained at all times. Please be aware that construction vehicles will be using the route also.

Please see below for location of site map (the work site is marked in red).

For further details contact:

  • Phone – 01738 493110
  • Email –


Path upgrade

Work to upgrade a 1 km section of the West Highland Way between Altnafeadh and Kinlochleven is due to begin on Monday 9th April and will run until the end of June.

Access through the site will be maintained at all times.

See below for map for location of site  (the work site is marked in red).


Diversion to the south of Kinlochleven

Highland Council will be undertaking some tree felling along Wades Road in Kinlochleven.

In order to keep West Highland Way walkers clear of the works a minor diversion at the rear of Kinlochleven power station which will take walkers down into the village by the Black Water Campsite.

The diversion comes into operation on the 5th March and is expected finish on the 27th April.

Please see map below for details:

Path Repair

Work will take place on Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th March to repair potholes on the section of West Highland Way between Rowardennan and Ptarmigan Lodge. Works will then pause for two weeks over the holidays and restart on the 16th April.

Signage will be put up at Rowardennan and past Ptarmigan Lodge.

Keep it clean

Our forests are at risk from tree pest and diseases. Tree diseases can travel. That’s not new but the increase in global trade and the impacts of climate change mean the foresters are tackling an increasing number of problems at once.

Pests and diseases can hitch a ride in mud and debris on your shoes, dog’s paws and bike tyres, ending up in new forests. We’re doing everything we can but we need your help too.

Before a forest visit, make sure you’ve cleaned your shoes, your bike, your kit and your dog too.

This helps slow disease spread, preserving our woodlands now and for future generations. Together we can help control the spread of diseases.

For more information visit


Scottish Six Day Trials

The Scottish Six Day Trials are an annual event which has taken place in the area around Fort William since 1977.

The event itself has little impact on the West Highland Way, but you are likely to come across spectators who may use the path to access the Trials route. You may find that while the Trials are taking place, Fort Williams can be busy with spectators and support crews, however we’ve never had any complaints regarding the event.

You can find more information on the trials at