Day 6 West Highland Way – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven
A “short” run on this day, only 8.5 miles but of course it involved both the highest climb and point on the trail, the Devil’s staircase.
The morning started with a lot of wind which made us all happy because it meant no midges. It also was a pretty good indicator that we’d get rained on and before the climb started it was coming down pretty good. It meant a long climb in the rain but although the climb was challenging it was a good climb.
Overall because of the weather, the hike wasn’t all that exciting but the weather improved steadily and the midges never appeared.
One thing is that trail community has finally developed over the hike and we all have our little bubble of people we’re pacing with and then see again at dinner in town. It’s my favorite part of long distance hiking.
The descent into Kinlochleven was very steep and long, but contrary to my kid I didn’t find it terribly ugly of a town. The place I stayed and ate, the Highland Getaway Inn was my favorite so far. The Glencoe chicken I had for dinner was fantastic.
A yard in Kinlochleven
Tomorrow is the final the final push to Fort William. – Rev Kane