West Highland Way (in 6 days) – Day 5. Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven 34km/21miles
Day five was another beast. Somehow we got up again, put the shoes on, had a hearty breakfast at our lovely b&b and off we went. It was a beautiful morning and we actually saw a deer as we were climbing a hill just outside of Bridge of Orchy. The Way started with a big climb but the views were incredible. To be honest day five was epic! The views were insane the whole day. We decided to do a lot of little stops on this day as we had 34km to cover plus a few big climbs ahead of us. We stopped for a few minutes outside Inveroran hotel and made a few friends there. There was an American lady and it was her 60th while doing the walk, so Calum wasn’t alone.
The next hour took us through woodland and a steady increase, which was lovely and we slowly entered stunning boggy area called Rannoch Moor which is one of the most dangerous parts of the way because in a bad weather there is nowhere to hide and it gets bad very quickly. But we got sunshine! After a few hours winding up and down the hills we were approaching Glencoe. The plan was to stop at Glencoe ski lodge for a hot chocolate and lunch. It was great actually! Exactly what both of us were after.