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Fort William & Lochaber

Fort William & the surrounding Lochaber area is the self-proclaimed capital of outdoor sports. Whilst Fort William is nothing to write home about architecturally, the outdoor scenery is majestic and overwhelming.


Activities

Walks

  • Camusfearna Bay

    The home to Gavin Maxwell where he wrote Ring of Bright Water and still a place of pilgrimage for visitors...
  • Steall Falls Walk

    A fairly easy low-level walk is to the spectacular 300 ft-high Steall Falls at the head of the glen. It's a popular walk, especially in the summer when the trail can resemble the queue for the Ladies at a Tom Jones concert, but this doesn't detract from its stunning natural beauty.
  • Am Bodach Munro

    These three peaks are on the main spine of the Mamores near the middle of the range.

Popular Visitor Attractions

  • Glencoe Ski Centre

    Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning views of the iconic Buchaille Etive Mhor. Offers mountain biking, archery, orienteering, hill-walking, climbing, chairlift rides, photography, trail building, guided walks and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe, skiing, snowboarding, sledging and avalanche rescue training are available. 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, including the longest and steepest runs in Scotland.
  • Nevis Ski Range

    All year round resort beside Glen Nevis with a great range of activities from walking through to paragliding or mountain biking...
  • Wild West Safaris

    Wildlife safaris starting from Spean Bridge and covering some of Scotland's great wild landscapes.

  • Inverewe Gardens

    Northern headland gardens started by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862. The North Atlantic drift allows exotic shrubs, trees and bamboos to flourish.

  • Attadale House & Gardens

    Sunken garden with spectaculare views. Readers of Gardeners' World magazine choose Attadale Gardens as their favourite Scottish garden in their 2010 Gardens to Visit guide.