Scotland long distance walks: West Highland Way – part 6
Today was day 6 and the last day of my long distance walk. I was going to trek from Kinlochleven to Fort William, a distance of 24 kms (16 miles).
Once again it was a clear skies day. I slept well inside my tent last night with a few beers.
The path to Fort William is a good path at this last stage. There is a steep climb out of Kinlochleven, then there are no more serious gradients. The path through Nevis Forest is a bit rough, then on to some tarmac descending into Fort William. The sight of Ben Nevis is impressive. The highest mountain in Britain, I had climbed this mountain back in 2010. For details of my climb in 2010 see the link below:
I have no photographs to show you as my camera died last night! So there you go, no battery and no photos.
Anyway I made it to Fort William and celebrated completing my walk in six days.
My backpack weighed a mere 14.5 kgs when I got home. It was 25.9 kgs when I started the walk.
When I got back home, I checked my feet for sores and blisters.
I had blisters….
….as well as my foam going mouldy!
Luckly for me, I know first aid.
I did my walk. A cuddly toy completing the 96 miles route in six days.
I would like to thank all the people who supported me in my long distance walk.
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For more information on the West Highlands Way please visit: