East Highland Way

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A relative newcomer to the long distance walking scene in Scotland, the East Highland Way runs over 82 miles between Fort William and Aviemore.

With glorious scenery, and lots and lots of rivers and lochs, it's also a lovely walk in which to escape the crowds that fill some parts of the Highlands.

Rambling Man Walks The East Highland Way

Read about my journey in book format. Available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and more.

East Highland Way: Introduction

Published 28 January 2015

Sometimes you just have to get off your backside and board a sleeper train to the Scottish Highlands.

East Highland Way Day 1: Fort William to Spean Bridge

Published 4 February 2015

From small beginnings comes a smelter, an encounter with cattle, a bridge and pain, and a railway station.

East Highland Way Day 2: Spean Bridge to Tulloch

Published 11 February 2015

Taking a detour to pay respects to the commandos, a trip down the river and some cult 1960s television.

East Highland Way Day 3: Tulloch to Feagour

Published 18 February 2015

The longest section of the East Highland Way goes through forests and alongside lochs. And is made even longer by a nice detour.

East Highland Way Day 4: Feagour to Newtonmore

Published 25 February 2015

From a waterfall, back to where we came from, and over the moors to the bright lights of Newtonmore.

East Highland Way Day 5: Newtonmore to Kincraig

Published 4 March 2015

History, bird watching and a visit to a top 5 restaurant view in Europe.

East Highland Way Day 6: Kincraig to Aviemore

Published 11 March 2015

Tree sculptures, a trek through forests, a bothy and people just everywhere as we arrive at Aviemore.

Planning your East Highland Way walk

Published 18 March 2015

The perfect walk to explore the Highlands, whilst also avoiding the crowds.

East Highland Way - the trail highlights

East Highland Way Gallery

Published 28 January 2015

From Fort William to Aviemore, in September 2014.

Video The Wobbly Bridge of Monessie Gorge

Published 26 April 2017

Take two walkers and wobbly suspension bridge and you get a hilarious tale, a thrilling video and many laughs along the way. Unfortunately that video was done by someone else.

Also about East Highland Way

How now brown cow

Published 30 August 2020

It’s been six years to the day since I saw this cow.

At the end of the East Highland Way. And the start of the Speyside Way.

Published 11 February 2018

To Aviemore, where you’ll find a simple sign and a toilet block.

At the end of the West Highland Way, and the start of the East Highland Way

Published 28 January 2018

The point at Fort William where two walking trails with similar names, meet and say hello to each other.

Because I’m such a fungi

Published 13 September 2015

Anyone for a video about mushrooms? Well it may happen, but in the meantime, here’s a picture of some instead.

What’s that growing out of that tree?

Published 15 February 2015

Fungi of the East Highland Way.