A Guide to the West Highland Way: Day 4-7

The West Highland Way is a legendary long-distance hiking trail that winds its way through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Stretching over 96 miles from Milngavie, just outside of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, this trail offers adventurers a truly unforgettable experience. As you traverse the rugged terrain, you’ll encounter majestic mountains, tranquil lochs, and charming villages along the way.

The final stretch of the journey brings hikers through the wild and remote landscapes of Rannoch Moor, where the vast expanse of moorland stretches out in every direction. The last three days of the walk are filled with both anticipation and a hint of sadness as the journey nears its end. Passing through the enchanting Glencoe Valley, with its towering peaks and cascading waterfalls, hikers are treated to some of the most awe-inspiring views of the entire trail, before finishing in the Outdoor Capital of the UK– Fort William. 

Day 4 – Inverarnan – Tyndrum

West Highland Way- Day 4 - Tyndrum

Inverarnan – Tyndrum 

12 Miles [19.3Km]

Terrain – The path and tracks are mainly well-surfaced where much of the route consists of an old military road with moderate hills.

The section of the West Highland Way from Inverarnan to Tyndrum is a scenic and enjoyable part of the trail. Starting from the quaint village of Inverarnan, hikers are greeted with stunning views of the surrounding hills and the rushing waters of the River Falloch. The trail meanders through lush woodlands and alongside picturesque Loch Tulla, offering plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the natural beauty of the Scottish countryside.

As walkers make their way towards Tyndrum, they pass through open moorland and rolling hills, with the towering peaks of the Crianlarich Hills looming in the distance. The landscape is dotted with charming sheep farms and old stone ruins, adding to the rustic charm of the journey. Along the way, hikers may encounter fellow adventurers, exchanging stories and tips for the trail ahead.

Arriving in Tyndrum, weary walkers are rewarded with a warm welcome and the chance to rest their tired feet. This small village is a popular stopping point along the West Highland Way, offering cozy accommodations, delicious meals, and a chance to replenish supplies before continuing on the next leg of the journey. With its peaceful atmosphere and stunning surroundings, the section from Inverarnan to Tyndrum is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who traverse its paths.

Once you arrive in Tyndrum, there are numerous accommodation options, we kept to a budget so stayed in the Tyndrum Campsite , but here are some ideas for if you are looking for something more upmarket: Mathu Den Doran Hotel, The Tyndrum Inn, Tyndrum Lodges or the Tyndrum Holiday park, these are only a few options, there are many more to suit everyone’s needs. 

Day 5 – Tyndrum – Kingshouse

Kingshouse Glencoe - West Highland way

Tyndrum – Kingshouse (Or stop earlier, in Inveroran)

19 Miles 

Terrain – There is a good path underfoot throughout with a few inclines and descents

The Tyndrum to Kingshouse section of the West Highland Way is a rugged and scenic part of the trail, offering hikers stunning views of Scotland’s majestic landscapes. Starting from the village of Tyndrum, walkers embark on a journey through the heart of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by towering mountains and sweeping valleys. The trail winds its way through open moorland, past shimmering lochs, and alongside rushing rivers, providing plenty of opportunities to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the area.

As hikers make their way towards Kingshouse, they encounter the vast expanse of Rannoch Moor, a wild and remote landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see. The moorland is dotted with rocky outcrops and boggy terrain, making for a challenging yet rewarding trek. Along the way, walkers may catch glimpses of native wildlife, including red deer and Highland cattle, adding to the sense of adventure.

Approaching Kingshouse, the landscape transforms into dramatic mountain scenery, with the iconic peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor dominating the horizon. The sight of this majestic mountain is a welcome sight for weary hikers, signaling that the end of the day’s journey is near. Kingshouse itself is a historic inn nestled in the shadow of the mountains, offering comfortable accommodations and hearty meals for tired travelers. With its stunning vistas and rugged terrain, the Tyndrum to Kingshouse section of the West Highland Way is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who venture along its path. 

Day 6 – Kingshouse – Kinlochleven

Kingshouse- Kinlocheven

9 Miles [14.5Km]

Terrain: The Way is good underfoot, stony in places and easy to follow, but can be very exposed in poor weather, especially on the moorland section before Kinlochleven.

The section of the West Highland Way from Kingshouse to Kinlochleven is a challenging yet rewarding part of the trail. Setting out from the picturesque Kingshouse, walkers are surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Scottish Highlands, including the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. The trail leads through rugged terrain, with rocky paths and steep ascents, providing adventurers with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

As hikers make their way towards Kinlochleven, they pass through the dramatic landscape of the Devil’s Staircase, a notorious section of the trail known for its steep climb and breathtaking vistas. Despite the challenging terrain, the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit is unmatched, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains stretching out in every direction. Descending into Kinlochleven, walkers are greeted with the sight of the tranquil Loch Leven and the welcoming village nestled at its shores. With its stunning scenery and sense of achievement, the Kingshouse to Kinlochleven section of the West Highland Way is a highlight of the journey for many adventurers.

Day 7 – Kinlochleven – Fort William

Kinlochleven – Fort William 

15 Miles [24Km]

Terrain – Steep climb out of Kinlochleven.  The Lairigmor is rough underfoot.

The path through from Lundavra to Glen Nevis is undulating before finishing on tarmac into Fort William.

The final leg of the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Fort William is a thrilling conclusion to the epic journey. Leaving the peaceful village of Kinlochleven behind, hikers embark on a picturesque path that follows the shores of Loch Leven. The tranquil waters and lush greenery provide a serene backdrop as walkers make their way towards the bustling town of Fort William.

As the trail winds its way through the rolling hills and woodlands, hikers catch glimpses of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, towering majestically in the distance. The anticipation builds with each step as the iconic peak draws nearer, signaling the end of the long trek. Finally, the trail leads into Fort William, where weary adventurers are greeted with a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to celebrate their journey’s end. With its stunning scenery and sense of achievement, the Kinlochleven to Fort William section of the West Highland Way is a fitting finale to this unforgettable adventure.

After a tough 7 days of trekking through the incredibly beautiful scenery of the Scottish Highlands, you will be ready for a good rest! Fort William is the perfect ending point, as there are several places where you can relax and recuperate. We stayed in the luxury lodge accommodation at the Ben Nevis Inn, where we also enjoyed some traditional Scottish Pub grub. 

Intrepidus Outdoors is an adventure tours and outdoor experience providers, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that specialises in private and open canyoningcoasteeringmountain biking and hill walking tours.

My Adventure Edinburgh (Part of the Intrepidus Group) is an outdoor tours provider that specialises in canyoning, coasteering, canoeing and hillwalking tours. As well as delivering these adventurous experiences across Scotland, My Adventure is also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people.

If you are looking for additional information about adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of blogs:

  • Open Coasteering guide here
  • Adventures in Edinburgh here
  • A guide to Wild Swimming in Scotland here
  • Eight Scottish Wonders- by Paul Lamarra here
  • High and Mighty- Bouldering in Scotland here
  • Top tips for backpacking Scotland here
  • 6 steps to being happy like a Scot here 
  • You’ll never get bored in Edinburgh here 
  • Best Budget Hotels and Hostels Edinburgh here 
  • Hen Party Adventures Edinburgh: here
  • Stag Party Outdoor Adventures Edinburgh Essentials: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the our Trip Advisor, Youtube channeland check us out on Visit Scotland.

Intrepidus Outdoors – Adventures Edinburgh, Scotland!

Intrepidus Outdoors is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and specialises in Outdoor Activities. We are an adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. However, we also operate out of Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed ValleyPerth, Fort William, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.

We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer. Through our MY Adventure (Edinburgh) brand we are also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people. These expeditions are through the disciplines of hill walking as well as canoeing. 

Mission Statment :

To deliver the highest quality adventurous experiences to entertain, thrill and inspire.


Outdoor Activities: Edinburgh & Scotland

Our values reflect those of a business started by a small group of rock climbers and mountain bikers. The experiences that we have had adventuring, and our passion for the outdoors, has led us to choose a lifestyle dedicated to sharing our love for the outdoors with others. The approach that we take to the experiences that we provide, and the business that we run, is that of sustainability, and an unapologetic quest for quality.

For us at Intrepidus Outdoors, we recognise that our experiences kayaking in clean rivers, surfing on unpolluted beaches and climbing frozen waterfalls have contributed to who we are as people. Therefore, protecting the planet so that the next generation of adventurers can have their own experiences, is hugely important for us. We believe that for people, communities and businesses to make the choice to minimise their impact on our planet, they must first value the planet that we have. We feel that the best way for people to value our blue planet, is to have first hand quality experiences in nature. They can then see the beauty of a forest, feel the power of an ocean and learn to love what is outside our towns and cities, so that they then fight to protect them. We strive to through the products that we deliver make a small difference to peoples understanding of the impact that they have on our world.

Our experiences adventuring have made us who we are and Intrepidus Outdoors is a reflection of us. We provide real adventurous experience that we hope you will cherish.


Adventure Activities: Edinburgh & Scotland

There are cities where stuff is happening all year round and where you will never get bored. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of these cities. It’s an extraordinary place, full of history, festivals, impressive architecture and plenty of attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention that we are located on the door step of so many amazing adventures and outdoor experiences.

We would like to introduce you to this extraordinary city, giving you a full range of possibilities that can be found north of the wall! Edinburgh has a huge dose of beautiful history, world-famous festivals, fantastic attractions, adrenaline fuled expereinces and great food. Edinburgh is calling you and you simply cannot refuse its invitation.

There are a many outdoor and adventurous experiences to be had in Edinburgh. If you are a thrill seeker visiting Edinburgh and interested in a canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking adventure in Scotland, Get In Touch!

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is a fantastic destination with a rich history, stunning architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. Here are 11 reasons why Edinburgh is a great city to visit with friends:

  1. Historic Architecture: Edinburgh is known for its historic and impressive architecture. Explore the medieval Old Town, with its narrow alleys and the iconic Edinburgh Castle perched on Castle Rock. The contrasting Georgian New Town offers elegant streets and squares.

  2. Edinburgh Castle: Dominating the city’s skyline, Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit. Explore the various sections of the castle, learn about its history, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its vantage points.

  3. Royal Mile: The Royal Mile is the main street of the Old Town, running from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It’s lined with shops, pubs, and street performers, making it a lively and entertaining stroll.

  4. Festivals: Edinburgh is famous for its festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. If you visit during August, you’ll be treated to a vibrant atmosphere with countless performances, events, and shows.

  5. Scenic Views: Climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano located in Holyrood Park, for breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. It’s a great place for a hike or a picnic with friends.

  6. Cultural Museums: Edinburgh boasts several excellent museums, including the National Museum of Scotland, the Museum of Edinburgh, and the Scottish National Gallery. These institutions offer a diverse range of exhibits, from art and history to science and technology.

  7. Whisky Tasting: Scotland is renowned for its whisky, and Edinburgh is a great place to sample some of the finest Scotch whiskies. Explore local pubs and whisky bars to experience the rich and varied world of Scottish spirits.

  8. Haunted History: Edinburgh is known for its haunted history, and there are various ghost tours that take you through the city’s spookiest spots. It’s a fun and eerie way to learn about the darker side of Edinburgh’s past.

  9. Dynamic Arts Scene: The city has a vibrant arts scene, with numerous theaters, galleries, and performance spaces. Whether you’re into traditional or contemporary arts, you’re likely to find something that suits your tastes.

  10. Friendly Atmosphere: Scots are known for their friendliness, and you’ll likely find the welcoming atmosphere extends to the city itself. The friendly locals and the convivial ambiance of Edinburgh make it an excellent destination for a memorable trip with friends.

  11. Outdoor Activities on your Doorstep: Edinburgh is on the edge of the Pentland Hills, Ochil Hills, East Lothian, the East Neuk of Fife and a hour and a half drive from the Cairngorm National Park. We deliver outdoor adventures, activities and exciting pursuits to all of these amazing locations. 

Outdoor Adventures Scotland.

We operate out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed ValleyPerth, Fort William, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.

It’s no secret that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the rural coastlines to vast mountain ranges, we have it all. Whatever kind of experience you’re after you’re sure to find it here, so we’ve put together an adventurer’s guide to Scotland to help get you started. Our guide breaks down all the outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer and many more adventures to keep you entertained on your holiday.

Scotland’s allure for outdoor adventures is rooted in its unparalleled natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From the rugged peaks of the Scottish Highlands to the tranquil shores of its countless lochs, the country provides a stunning backdrop for a myriad of outdoor activities. Hikers can traverse historic trails like the West Highland Way, while mountaineers are drawn to the challenge of scaling iconic peaks such as Ben Nevis. The expansive coastline and intricate network of rivers offer opportunities for water enthusiasts, from thrilling white-water rafting to peaceful kayaking. Scotland’s commitment to preserving its wilderness allows for accessible exploration, inviting both seasoned adventurers and casual nature lovers alike. With a rich cultural heritage woven into its landscapes, including ancient castles and historic sites, Scotland stands as an exceptional destination for those seeking not just outdoor excitement, but a profound connection with the untamed beauty of the natural world.

Moreover, Scotland’s outdoor appeal extends to its diverse range of activities, accommodating adventurers with varying interests and skill levels. Cyclists can navigate scenic routes, taking in the breathtaking views of rolling hills and coastal panoramas. As winter blankets the land, the Cairngorms and Glencoe transform into playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders, offering a thrilling winter sports experience. Wildlife enthusiasts find solace in the country’s natural habitats, where red deer roam freely, eagles soar overhead, and seals bask along the rugged shoreline. The proximity of Edinburgh, the capital city, further enhances the Scottish adventure, providing a seamless transition from urban exploration to the untamed wonders that lie just beyond its borders. In every season, Scotland’s outdoor wonders beckon, promising a tapestry of experiences that blend natural splendor with a rich tapestry of history and culture.

MY Adventure and Intrepidus Outdoors are adventure tours and outdoor experience providers, both based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in private and open canyoningcoasteeringmountain biking and hill walking tours, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland. We are also a provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions where we run bronze, silver and gold level awards for young people.

If you are looking for additional information about adventures from Edinburgh, we have published a number of blogs:

  • Welcome to Edinburgh- A guide to the Scottish Capital: here
  • 6 steps to being happy like a Scot: here 
  • Adventures guide to Scotland: here
  • You’ll never get bored in Edinburgh: here 
  • Best Budget Hotels and Hostels Edinburgh: here 
  • Hen Party Adventures Edinburgh: here
  • Stag Party Outdoor Adventures Edinburgh Essentials: here
  • Best Restaurants in Edinburgh: here

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the our  Trip AdvisorYoutube channelVisit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventures with us! Equally, if there is any gear that you would like us to review, drop us a DM.

Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Adventures from Edinburgh!

What are the best outdoor activities in and around Edinburgh?

Canyoning, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Canoeing and Rock Climbing!

Is Edinburgh a good venue for adventures?

Edinburgh is on the doorstep of incredible locations for outdoor adventures. Only a short minibus ride and you are in world class venues for coasteering, canyoning, mountain biking and hiking.

Are your adventures suitable for beginners?

Yes. Our outdoor adventures are great for everyone!

Do you provide all the equipment?

We provide all technical equipment for your outdoor adventures with us. This includes canyoning and coasteering boots!

Is Edinburgh good to visit?

Yes. Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit, offering a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Is Edinburgh expensive?

If you live in the south of England, No. If you live in the Midlands or the North of England, Yes.

How much is a pint in Edinburgh?

Between £4 and £6

Do you collect us from our hotel for adventure tours?

Yes. On our private adventure tours we collect clients from their hotels.

Where do you collect open group tours from?

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station – The Market Street Entrance.

What is the age range of your adventures?

Open groups 14+. Private groups all ages!

How extreme are your outdoor adventure tours?

Canyoning and coasteering has jumps up to 10meters and the canyoning has waterfall abseiling uptimes 17 meters. So you tell us?!

How much are your adventure tours?

Days trips from £95 per person including transport.

What is the most popular outdoor adventure from Edinburgh?

Canyoning. People LOVE canyoning. We also love canyoning!

Do you take pictures?

Yes. All instructors will take pictures with their iPhones and GoPro’s. They will send them to you after the adventure.

What is your favourite outdoor activity?

Our team like lots of different adventures! Some like the extreme trips like canoeing while others like the more mellow tours like canoeing.

How are your trip advisor review so good?

We aim the exceed the expectations of our clients on all our outdoor adventure tours from Edinburgh!

Where do you run adventure tours from?

We operate out of Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Tweed Valley, Perth, Fort William, Bruar, Dollar, Alva, Cairngorm National Park, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Loch Tay.  .

What are your group sizes for private outdoor adventure tours?

Between 8 and 80!

Do you provide transport for your outdoors experiences?

Yes! We have a National Operators License to operate our own fleet of 17 seater minibuses.

Who is the best adventure tour provider in Edinburgh?

With over 350 5star TripAdvisor reviews the Intrepidus team aims to exceed our customers expectations in every trip!

What provider runs the best outdoor experiences in Scotland?

Intrepidus Outdoors run canyoning, coasteering and hiking almost every day and we have over 350 5star TripAdvisor reviews!


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