East Highland Way

With Heritage Path!

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A 7-stage unmarked walk with an overall difficulty grading of 3 (Moderate) from Fort William to Aviemore. This trail can include pathless sections calling for more careful navigation!! There may be scree and minor scrambling. The East Highland Way starts out from Fort William and runs to Aviemore connecting the West Highland Way, the Great Glen

Way and the Cape Wrath Trail to the Scottish National Trail and the Speyside Way.

The trail passes through forests and quiet wilderness and skirts unspoilt marshlands. You will see the last remnants of the ancient Caledonian forests of Inshriach and Loch-an-Eilean Castle, a ruinous reminder of warring times long past.


  1. Fort William - Spean Bridge 19 km (Grade: 1-Easy)
  2. Spean Bridge - Inverlair 16,5 km (Grade: 2-Slightly harder)
  3. Inverlair - Feagour 35 km (Grade: 1-Easy)
  4. Feagour - Laggan 8,5 km (Grade: 1-Easy)
  5. Laggan - Newtonmore 15,5 km (Grade: 3-Moderate)
  6. Newtonmore - Kincraig 24,5 km (Grade: 2-Slightly harder)
  7. Kincraig - Aviemore 16,5 km (Grade: 1-Easy)

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Heritage Path:

At Spean Bridge NN248811 (GPS: 56.888539,-4.876658) you can take the 15 km Lairig Leacach Drove Road followed by the 20 km Road To The Isles and the 19 km Rannoch Moor Track to Kingshouse (West Highland Way )