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Kinlochleven to Fort William

This last section begins with a steep climb out of Kinlochleven, eventually relenting and giving you superb views down Loch Leven and back to Kinlochleven.

Ahead of you is Lairigmor (the great pass) which provides easy walking between steep and grand mountains. The path follows the glen as it bends to the north, reaching woodland before heading towards Glen Nevis.

The Way continues through forestry plantations while Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis comes into view. There is plenty opportunity to climb this from the valley floor should you wish! Before the last section and descent to Fort William, you could also make a small detour and visit the remains of Dun Deardail, an Iron Age fort located in Glen Nevis.

You are now on the home stretch of the West Highland Way where Fort William and celebrations await. Make your way into the centre of town to the finish for a photo opportunity with the bronze statue of a fellow walker at Gordon Square.

Congratulations, you have just completed the 96-mile West Highland Way from Milngavie to Fort William! Where will your footsteps take you now?

Download here a GPS track for the Kinlochleven to Fort William route section for your mobile app or GPS navigation device.

You can find out distances between various locations along the West Highland Way using the mileage chart

Click on the symbols of the map to find out more information about each of them. This map is not intended for navigation purposes. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017. 

Elevation profile


Fast facts


15 Miles (24 km)







Steep climb out of Kinlochleven.  The Lairigmor is rough underfoot.

The path through from Lundavra to Glen Nevis is undulating before finishing on tarmac into Fort William.

Height range: 5 – 336 m
Height at start: 5 m
Height at finish: 5 m

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Fort William


Fort William

Places of interest

Lairigmor, Dun Deardail, Ben Nevis

“It had to be done for the landscape, the wildlife, the adventure and the incredible experience”

Learn more about the iconic sore feet statue at the end of the West Highland Way here.

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