The Challenge Route

We are delighted to announce that we will be introducing a NEW route for the RBS Caledonian Challenge 2009. This year the Challenge commence at the Start Line in Gairlochy. Your team will walk south along the Great Glen Way, where you and your team-mates will take in the majestic sight of Ben Nevis in all its glory before you reach Checkpoint 1 at the Lochaber High School, Fort William.

Your team will then set off towards Glen Nevis and join the famous West Highland Way, due south. Take a moment to capture the breathtaking view of Loch Leven before heading down the trail that will lead you to Checkpoint 2 at the Ice Factor, Kinlochleven.

Once you leave Checkpoint 2, it's a steady climb up to the summit of the Devil's Staircase, where you will take in the splendour of Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor, before descending down the Devil's Staircase and making progress towards the Glencoe Ski Centre and Checkpoint 3.

Teams will then take in the wilds of Rannoch Moor as they leave Checkpoint 3 and continue on the West Highland Way to reach Checkpoint 4 at Inveroran. Once your team have mustered that last bit of enthusiasm and determination to complete the Challenge, you will walk via Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum to reach the Finish Line at Strathfillan Wigwams and complete the 54 Mile course!

The distance between Checkpoints is as follows:




Start - Checkpoint 1Gairlochy to Fort William8 Miles
Checkpoint 1 - Checkpoint 2
Fort William to Kinlochleven16 Miles
Checkpoint 2 - Checkpoint 3Kinlochleven to Glencoe10 Miles
Checkpoint 3 - Checkpoint 4Glencoe to Inveroran8 Miles
Checkpoint 4 - Finish LineInveroran to Strathfillan
12 Miles