Fersit to Fort William Section 3

  • Location: Lochaber
  • Starting Point: see section 1
  • Trail Length: see section 1
  • Time Required: see section 1
  • Route Type:
    1. Cross Country
  • Difficulty:
    1. Intermediate
    2. Advanced
  • Grade:
  • O.S. Map:
  • Parking:

Trail Description:

From the Mamore Lodge Hotel follow the West Highland Way through the Lairig Mor towards Fort William. The trail reaches a sheep pen after some five and a half miles and heads into a section of pine forest. After a mile and a half of forest road, the West Highland Way branches off to the right just before Lundavra and becomes a highly recommended single-track path winding over into Glen Nevis. Alternatively a quicker route back to Fort William is made by heading straight on at this junction, down the hill to the tarred road. Following this road north for five miles brings you back to Fort William town centre. Turning right on to the single track section of the West Highland Way at Lundavra leads to approximately 4 miles of rolling single track (with several stiles along the way) and a fast forestry road descent into Glen Nevis. At the bottom of the downhill section in Glen Nevis, turn left and follow the forestry road towards Fort William. You have just completed some 40 miles of uninterrupted off road riding! It is feasible to cycle the 20 miles back to the start of the route, though this involves using the A86 road and the better choice is probably to tackle the route with the use of two cars. Alternatively the train from Fort William to Tulloch will get you back to within 3 miles of your vehicle.
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