Day 6: Kinlochleven to Fort William


We had much better rest at Blackwater campsite, due to the fact that we hired a small caravan for the night, I know hardly slumming it. We knew that there was only 14 miles between us and the end of the West Highland Way. Again, the weather looked like it was going to threaten a major downpour, but this never happened. The day stayed dull but muggy.  
A large part of the morning was spent on largely flat track, as you can see above. Bear in mind that the start of this walk, from Kinlochleven was all uphill for the first couple of miles.
Where did all the trees go?
I knew from previous experience on the West Highland Way that there was a large wooded section that lasts for about 3.5 miles. The last section of the walk, before it heads down to Glen Nevis is a walk through the woods. The path ascends and descends a couple of times and keeping track of where you are during this time can be quite tricky. Things were different this time as a lot of the trees has been felled, giving you a good view of where the path was going. I found this part of the walk much easier this time around.

Where is the end?

Something I had forgotten about was getting to the end. Once the trail has taken you down Glen Nevis, it takes you to a main road. At this point you think your're at the end. Wrong! We had to walk a further 2 miles to get to the "Original West Highland Way end". This is the signpost at the roundabout. Fort William has since made a bigger end centre piece in the town centre, which was a further mile and a half walk!
The end

Overall we were happy on finishing the West Highland Way but disappointed that we couldn't continue on with the Great Glen Way....for now.

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