“The End In Sight” – Day 6, Kinlochleven to Fort William

All good things, apparently, have to come to an end – though I don’t know why.  I was really enjoying The West Highland Way, especially after the walk through Glencoe, and then I realised that there was just one day left .

So I set off after the sixth full English (Scottish?) breakfast in a row in reasonable weather along what seemed to be mainly forest trails through a number of pine plantations.  The day’s walk was just over 15 miles and mostly downhill so not the challenge of the previous day.

After a while the walk goes into Glen Nevis with a good view of Britain’s highest mountain – tomorrow’s challenge. Soon I reached the River Nevis which was “pretty sprightly” and a visitors’ centre before continuing along the river into Fort William.

I have to say that it did feel a bit odd walking along the High Street in full walking gear whilst people were going about their day to day shopping! I had a similar experience at Prestatyn at the end of the Offa’s Dyke Path. But I continued and leaped over the finishing line to a congratulatory bottle of Champagne from my most excellent support team – Noelene.

Another walk done but the following day I “rested not” but climbed Ben Nevis – just cos it was there! 🙂