West Highland Way Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse

4. West Highland Way – Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse

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West Highland Way Day Four Low Down

Day 4: Bridge of Ochry to Kingshouse (Glencoe): Bus Day
Miles: 12
Time: Got the bus! Day 4 Team – less than 4 hours
Weather: Dry
Accommodation: Glencoe Independent Hostel (£15 per person / taxi £15 each)

Let’s get to Buss’ness

After hobbling into Bridge of Orchy on Day 3 of The West Highland Way, I made the conscious decision to sit out on day 4 and leave the team (Helen and Lee) to march on.

As advised by the owner of Stance Cottage, I hopped on the Citylink bus, there was a small group outside The Bridge of Orchy Hotel next to the tables (I was told to wave the bus down). I met some walkers who often drive up to Bridge of Orchy, get the bus to Glencoe then walk back to the car (one to note). The Thursday part time hikers were on the bus, some of our friends we travelling to meet us at Glencoe to finish the West Highland Way with us.

Kingshouse, Glencoe

Julie had returned, healed and ready to go and Susan, Gemma T, Gem’s Mum and friend Linda were excited to join us on the West Highland Way route from Kingshouse. We were greeted by these fellas

Deer at Kingshouse, Glencoe West Highland Way

The Kingshouse Hotel was fully booked (we booked at the start of February for April), the alternative was to stay with the Glencoe Independent Hostel (review here) and hire a mini van taxi to collect us from Kingshouse and return us the following morning which worked well (taxi £15 each). We had a hostel room to ourselves which was ideal and the hostel had a drying room for our outdoor gear which was magic.

Kingshouse West Highland Way

We dined at The Clachaig Inn, deciding on what to eat was a challenge, I went for the chilli.

Clachaig Inn Kingshouse West Highland Way

The hostel didn’t offer the best sleep unfortunately but the cereal / toast breakfast packs set us up for the day and I was rested enough to take on The Devil’s Staircase the next day with the WHW ’14 full squad.

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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