Other Things to Do

Lochaber is renowned as the Outdoor Capital of the UK and has a wealth of activities on offer.

The region is a paradise for hill walkers with numerous Munros and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, waiting to be conquered. For the less adventurous, low levels walks along Glen Nevis or the Caledonian Canal afford stunning views of the surrounding scenery. The gondolas and ski lifts at Nevis Range and Glen Coe offer a more relaxed way to get high into the mountains and are the places to come for snow sports in winter and early spring.

Cyclists are spoilt for choice with miles of forest trails, country roads and dedicated tracks across Lochaber. There is everything from quiet woodland routes that are perfect for families to world championship downhill courses for adrenalin seekers. Bikes and equipment can be hired locally and route maps can be downloaded here

If you prefer to travel in a more sedate fashion, then why not take the Jacobite train steam made famous by the Harry potter movies, or cruise along Loch Linnhe and Loch Shiel





The beaches of west Lochaber are simply breathtaking. On a sunny day the silver sands and turquoise waters around Morar and Arisaig can transport you to the Caribbean. The area is a mecca for sailors and kayakers and island excursions and guided trips are available.

Seakaying is a popular option.

The National Trust visitor centres at Glen Coe and Glenfinnan are a good place to discover more about the history and wildlife of the area and the West Highland Museum in Fort William town centre has many interesting artifacts.

After a day's fishing or exploring the other activities on offer, you can be assured of the warm hospitality for which the Scottish Highlands are famed. There are numerous restaurants, tea rooms and country hotels around the region serving excellent food including local seafood and venison. And no visit would be complete without sampling a dram from the Ben Nevis Distillery


Explore some of Lochaber's magnificent scenery