How long does it take to ride from Kings House to Kinlochleven on West Highland Way track?

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How long does it take to ride from Kings House to Kinlochleven on West Highland Way track?
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Posted: Jul 25, 2012 at 14:17 Quote
thinking about riding from kings house on west highland way to kinlochleven. Including going up Devils staircase and the downhill past the aluminium smelting plant into kinlochleven. Anyone know how long this takes?

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Posted: Aug 7, 2012 at 5:43 Quote
It only takes a couple of hours if you follow the west highland way. However, if you want a good descent down to Kinlochleven, take the following trail:

Descend from the top of the devil's staircase until you hit the fire road. Instead of following the WHW to the left, turn right and get onto the Conduit (covered waterway- like a big road in the sky!) follow this all the way up the valley.
This takes you up to the Dam at blackwater reservoir. Hop the fence to get onto the Dam and run across, then hop the fence at the other side. Start bearing left (you'll see tyre tracks & footprints) and this leads you to a singletrack trail all the way down to Kinlochleven. It's a bit tricky to find the start of the trail as it's pretty boggy, but bear with it (it's worth it) It's super tech, and basically a 3-4 mile long rock garden, but it's great fun!

Make sure you take a bike you can pedal on, as it's pretty hard work. But it kicks the arse out of following the Fireroad down into town.

Posted: Aug 11, 2012 at 4:39 Quote
Thanks don't suppose you know how long it takes from kinlichleven to fort will on whw or any other good tracks you know?

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Posted: Aug 11, 2012 at 12:11 Quote
It's only a couple of hours. The only thing is it's a bugger of a push up the WHW- super steep for ages. I'm sure there's probably another way you could go which isn't quite as steep a climb, but you'd need to look it up on an OS map.

A really good descent on the WHW is down towards Inveroran (from the hill behind Bridge of Orchy)- it's loads of natural switchbacks and wee lifts which you can jump. Great fun!

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