Scotland’s West Highland Way Trek Day 8: Kinlochleven to Fort William: 15 miles

The last day was upon us, it was a big one, 15-miles, but we were ready and the weather looked promising!DSC02684.JPGPam pumped us up for the morning climb and off we headed to the hills…DSC02712After a long climb, we eventually hit more undulating type hills that continued for several miles.  We saw more groups of people on the trail this day than any other day.  DSC02737.JPGAn old home in ruins lie next to the path, an intriguing site along the way.DSC02747.JPGAbout a third of the way through we stopped for lunch planting ourselves right on the trail.  DSC02772.JPGThe second half the day had some fun obstacles to find our way over, several streams andDSC02780a log slide surrounded by mud in an area that had been clear cut not too long ago.DSC02820Eventually half of Ben Nevis (Great Britain’s tallest mountain), came into view (the other half was in the clouds), letting us know we were almost to the end of our 96-mile journey.DSC02834We finally made it to the last hill of the day, the last hill we would walk up on our adventure together, the hill that lead us to our final and gorgeous B&B 🙂  Exhausted, excited, and feeling rather elated over completing our long journey, we hit the showers and cleaned up for our last big dinner together.  What a trek, what a group, and what a view from our B&B!DSC02881DSC02887The end of the West Highland Way is marked by a tall rectangular sign, located at Gordon Square in Fort William.  It was the perfect spot for our last team photo!  DSC02869

Up next day hikes on the Orkney Isles

Until then,

Keep on Trekking!

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