Day 13 Garlochy to Fort William (Glen Nevis) Wednesday 25 May

Distance 13.90 miles, cumulative 217.66 miles, 8hrs 45 mins, walking time 4 hrs 30 mins, pace 3.1mph, camped Glen Nevis campsite. 

After a very cold night we awoke to a bright but fresh day. The Scottish airforce launched their first major offensive as we struck camp, even the Scottish couple next to us said they were particularly bad. Once back on the path which continued to follow the Caledonian Canal the midges retreated and we continued along the canal  to it’s end at a series of eight locks, Neptune’s Staircase. We completed the final three miles of the Great Glen Way to reach Fort William where we spent a leisurely three and a half hours resupplying and forward  booking camping all courtesy of  Scot Rail’s free wifi which reached us sat in Morrisons cafe! Other supermarkets are available but may not be adjacent to a Scot Rail station. 

Lynn could live in Wetherspoons, so it was inevitable that we should enjoy a long lunch there before the last few miles walking up Glen  Nevis to the camp site which sits directly beneath Ben Nevis. 

Today’s milestone was finishing the Great Glen Way and tomorrow we start the West Highland Way which we follow for it’s entire length to the northern outskirts of Glasgow. This will occupy the forthcoming week taking us through the Nevis and Glencoe ranges and along Loch Lomond. 

Thank you for the comments on the photos. It is a little difficult to upload more each day on to the blog as often the broadband we are using has limited bandwidth and the uploads fail or take a while. However the good news is that we are taking loads of photos and on our return we may host a showing – bring caffeine and your pyjamas. 


3 thoughts on “Day 13 Garlochy to Fort William (Glen Nevis) Wednesday 25 May”

  1. I forgot that you might get eaten by midgets in Scotland. I see Lynn has found a new friend she is posing by, you forgot to tell us his name?.The route for next week seems a very good one. Keep well both of you.


  2. Still loving the blog, Dad is enjoying reading it too. We have a new addition to the family, Lee & Sam had their baby girl Kensi Rose this week, weighing 6lb 9oz, she was a bit early but all are doing well. Will be seeing Mum & Dad on Monday during our ‘tax deductible’ holiday in Devon!
    Bet the other walkers are now hoping for cold weather since the legs have made an appearance, chortle, chortle!


    1. Day off today so enjoying a lazy breakfast in Wetherspoons in Edinburgh. Congratulations on the new addition to the growing list of grand children, send our love to Lee & Sam. Hope all went OK with your trip to Devon., love Steve & Lynn


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