Helped by the good weather of course. Did this in late May 2013 over five days. If I was doing it again I'd take 6/7 days as we were out a long time each day with not much recouperation time.
Day 1 - Milngavie to Balmaha. Stayed in Balmaha Bunkhouse and ate in nearby Oaktree Inn. Both excellent. Bunkhouse provided free breakfast to help yourself to. Only gripe is I'd have liked some porridge and/or muesli provided. Local shop sells filled rolls.
Day 2 - Balmaha to Drovers Inn. A long, hard up n doon section but very scenic. Got in quite late but Drovers serve food until 10pm. It's a place you have to stay in for the 300 century old atmosphere. I had one of the rooms that had been spruced up. Hopefully they'll do the same to the other rooms and the bathroom as it doesn't detract from the atmosphere. Great nosh but lumpy porridge. £7 for packed lunch from Drovers
Day 3 - Drovers to Inveroran. God this was a tough day with the last 2 miles from Bridge of Orchy particularly hard. Had called ahead to Inveroran Hotel to say we'd be late and they held back six portions of steak pie for us. Very hospitable Inn with fab rooms. Some midge nets over window would be good so they can be opened in summer. Fantastic breakfast and best coffee en route. £7 for packed lunch from Inveroran
Day 4 - Inveroran to Kinlochleven. A day of superlative scenery. Coming over Rannoch Moor into Glencoe is unsurpassed in terms of the wow factor. Devils staircase wasn't that bad but the 4x4 road on descent on other side was a killer. Wear your good boots! Macdonald Hotel was very accommodating and served food until late. Stayed in cabins in garden. Very cosy. £5 for packed lunch from Macdonald
Day 5 - Kinlochleven to FW. Our shortest walk but lovely trail. Hardest bit was last 2 miles on the pavement. Be sure to follow the signs right into the town centre where there is a statue of a weary traveller rubbing his feet and a 'end of the way' line to step over. The 'original' end of the way is unceremoniously located on the outskirts of town in the carpark of a woollen mill. Try to book accommodation as close to end as possible. The Travel Lodge is right at the end and The Crannog restaurant also where we had our celebratory dinner (highly recommended fish restaurant). We had booked the Premier Inn which was great value and very comfortable but a mile back the way we came - grrrr! Still great breakfast, comfy beds and lashings of hot water for that well earned bath.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.