Things to See & Do in Fort William and Lochaber

Said by many – but very true. It is clearly apparent why Fort William and Lochaber is named the Outdoor Capital of the UK.  Skiing, climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, watersports, canyoning….and that’s just on day one!

There’s the Harry Potter steam train, museums, boat trips, waterfalls – did we mention mountains?

Head a bit further west and you reach the Ardnmaurchan peninsula, Morvern, Sunart and Moidart where life takes a slower pace. And it needs to be slow to appreciate the stunning scenery and hidden gems.

Once visited, this area is never forgotten.


The Highland Mountain Company – Mountain Guides – Fort William

We deliver instruction, coaching and guiding for individuals, groups and families, in both summer and winter.

Ranging from Ben Nevis ascents via the Pony track, CMD arête or the North Face, walking and scrambling up the Munros in Lochaber and Glen Coe. To introductory sessions in climbing and abseiling and low level environmental walks to Steall Falls. There is something for everyone!

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Our aim is to deliver a professional and complete service that gives you confidence and reassurance in our ability both on and off the hill. We provide more than just a guide who gets you safely from A to B, for us that is the absolute minimum requirement. Our guides are always local to the area who have great knowledge and enthusiasm in the mountains and they cannot wait to take you there.

In winter we also offer: winter skills training from 1 day to 3 days, guided winter walks, Ben Nevis ascents. Crampons, ice axes and helmets are available for use or hire.


Hunter Mountaineering – Mountain Guide – Fort William

Offering Private Guiding, Instruction, Coaching and Courses, let Max Hunter take you to the limit! With summer and winter courses ranging from walking up Ben Nevis, to climbing classic rock or ice climbs, to mountain navigation and safety, there is something for the beginner to the experienced.

t: +44 (0)7724 740225 | w: www.huntermountaineering.co.uk
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Be secure in the knowledge that your guide is a highly qualified professional, offering years of experience and enthusiasm to ensure your day out is truly memorable.

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Hillwalk Tours Scotland – Walking Tours Made Easy – Scotland

Imagine a Scotland hiking tour designed to meet your needs.  A hiking tour where you tell us what you want. What day you’d like to start. When you want to finish. How far you wish to hike each day. On a Hillwalk Tours – Scotland walking holiday, the only wishes that matter are your wishes. You are the best person to decide what you want. We are the best people to organise it for you.

Every step you take on your hiking tour, we will have been there before you. Each B&B you stay at, we will have checked already.  We’ll transfer your bags, tell you all about Scottish history and folklore and show you where to find the tastiest food and the best local whisky.

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Choose from different walks for different levels of fitness and length of walk. Take the West Highland Way and treat yourself to a trip on the Harry Potter steam train at the end! The Great Glen Way will allow you ample time to Nessie spot and visit Urquart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness. And the Rob Roy Way will take you through some of the prettiest villages and past some of the stunning lochs Scotland has to offer.

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Inverlochy Castle

One of Scotland’s most complete and unaltered 13th century castles stands near to where the River Lochy enters Loch Linnhe.


West Highland Museum

This renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause but also features a wealth of curious and fascinating objects relating to less well-known aspects of the lives of the people of the West Highlands.

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Ballachulish Slate Quarry Walk

A waymarked trail climbs high above the old Ballachulish Slate Quarries, there are interpretation boards on the history of the quarries, the people, the nature and versatility of the slate, as well as excellent information of the geology of the area.

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Glencoe Lochan Walk

From Glencoe Lochan car park there are three scenic waymarked trails that take in this landscape planted with North American trees.