The climb out of Kinlochleven was a shock after a full Scottish breakfast! Despite lots of huffing and puffing the fantastic views over the village were enjoyed.
The walk then took us through a remote valley, past ruined stone cottages and onwards towards Fort William.
We were expecting a forest trail but disappointed by the scar left by the foresters. The weather was very hot and sunny and we missed the shade that would have been provided by the trees.
The spectacle of Ben Nevis provided a changing backdrop as we stepped out to the end of the walk. The final two miles along the Glen Nevis road, was an anticlimax after the stunning scenery experienced during the day. The official end of the West Highland Way at the main street of Fort William provided a quick photo stop before that final and well earned lager in celebration of our achievement! We did it!