A long stage of the trail, which can be broken into two short days if need be. It's gentle underfoot and stays in the main glens shadowing the railway and A82 for much of the time (but not really spoiled by them). Several classic Southern Highland mountains are passed en route, any of which make a worthwhile detour. Despite the proximity of the hills, this stretch of the WHW is fairly tame with easy access to shops, accommodation and public transport. Major highlights include the Falls of Falloch, the iconic cone of Beinn Dorain and Tyndrum's world famous Green Welly shop (only kidding).
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Distance: 18.56 miles (29.87 km)
Total ascent: 696m
Steepest Gradient: 14% (1 in 7)
Time: 8 hours (Walking)
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Additional InformationStart Beinglas campsite, Inverarnan, NN321186; Finish Bridge of Orchy, NN297396
Crianlarich (though 'town' is stretching things)
Clear, well-drained gravel tracks with few notable ascents.
Easy in any season unless there's low lying snow (of course)
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: West Highlands – Met Office: West Highlands
Bus and train services on the Glasgow-Oban and Glasgow-Fort William routes are both close at hand. There are rail stations at Crianlarich, Tyndrum (two) and Bridge of Orchy.
West Highland Way, Dan Bailey, pb. Pocket Mountains http://www.pocketmountains.com/product/west-highland-way
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Beinglas campsite near Inverarnan 01301 704281 Drover's Inn, Inverarnan 01301 704234 Crianlarich Youth Hostel 01838 300260 B&Bs etc in Tyndrum Bridge of Orchy Hotel (plus bunkhouse) 01838 400208
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