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The East Highland Way Itinerary

Daily Plan
Each day you will be guided along The East Highland Way to the next B&B, there is no need for you to worry about being lost, we will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you enter your B&B in the evening. You will only be expected to carry your day sack (what you will need to keep you warm, dry, fed and watered for the day). Everything else will be transported to your next B&B for you. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Day 1 - Arrive in Fort William Moorland in front on Ben Nevis
This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Fort William. We will have a B&B arranged for you so you just need to turn up and tell them your name. If you plan to get the train to Fort William and would like a lift to your B&B this can usually be arranged just let us know. In the evening you will usually get a chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides at a local pub for a drink or two.
Accommodation – B&B in Fort William

Day 2 – Walking to Spean Bridge - 12 miles
Today you will be walking to Spean Bridge. It is 12 miles of walking in total and will take around 5 hours on the good paths, which are generally flat. You will get views of the famous Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, as you leave Fort William behind.
Accommodation – B&B in Spean Bridge

Day 3 - Walking to Inverlair - 11.5 miles Rainbow in forest over East Highland Way Path
Today we will be walking to Inverlair which is 11.5 miles away, which will again take around 5 hours. Highlights of today will include walking next to The River Spean for most of the day and views of the mountains in the South.
Accommodation – B&B in Spean Bridge

Day 4 – Walking to Feagour - 21 miles
Today is the longest day of the trek. It is 21 miles and will take around 7-9 hours to walk, so be prepared for a long yet very rewarding day. The route will give you fantastic views throughout the day starting with views of the Moy reservoir to the North followed later by Binnein Shuas to the south and Creag Meagaidh in the North.
Accommodation – B&B in Newtonmore

Day 5 – Newtonmore - 14 miles Wide paved track on farmland
Today we will be walking to Newtonmore, which is 14 miles away. This day offers some of the best views of The East Highland Way, you will be ascending through the Black Woods to a fantastic vantage point, and later will be following the River Calder until descending into Newtonmore.
Accommodation – B&B in Newtonmore

Day 6 – Walking to Kincraig - 15.5 miles
Today we will walk to Kincraig, it is 15 miles away and should take around 6 hours to get there. Highlights include a fantastic morning walking in remote, wild cat country so keep a look out. Soon after you will be following the paths of the Badenoch Way, which will take you through open moorland and broadleaf forests.
Accommodation – B&B in Aviemore

Day 7 – Walking to Aviemore - 10.5 miles
Snow and cloud on distance mountains This is the last day of walking and is 10.5 miles in length. Today's highlights include excellent views of the Cairngorms as well as passing the island castle on Loch an Eilein. Then finally descending to Aviemore through fields and forest and a short, pleasant cycle path to finish the long, exhilarating journey.
Accommodation – B&B in Aviemore

Day 8 – Depature/Drive back to Fort William
Today we will pick you up from your B&B in Aviemore and drive you back to Fort William or to a train station if you have arranged this with us beforehand. From here it is time to say goodbye and make your way home.

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