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Fort William and Glen Nevis

Fort William and Glen Nevis

Fort William is the largest settlement on the whole western coastline of the Highlands, its stunning location having enabled it to become the self-styled 'Outdoor Capital' for all kinds of adventure activities. It is a cross-roads of major long-distance walking routes, a convenient base for scores of mountain ascents or easy forest, woodland and canalside walks.

Fort William is most famous as being at the base of the highest peak of them all, mighty Ben Nevis. The town is also the gateway to Glen Nevis, one of the most picturesque of all glens. This leads not just along the foot of the Ben itself but past the stunning ridges of the Mamores and through the dramatic Nevis Gorge to Steall Falls - surely one of the most dramatic destinations for a shorter walk in all Scotland.

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AREA SPONSOR: Nevis Range Mountain Experience

AREA SPONSOR: Nevis Range Mountain Experience

Nevis Range Mountain Experience, 7 miles from Fort William, Has all year-round Activities for all the family! The Mountain Gondola takes you 650m up Aonach Mor to the Snowgoose Restaurant & Bar with awesome views, mountain trails and viewpoint walks. There are 60km of trails for MTB in Leanachan Forest serviced by the Pinemarten Café. The Downhill track (Gondola uplift) hosts the Mountain Bike World Cup each year and is also home to the Top Chief Black Graded Enduro Trail. Winter activities include: sledging, skiing boarding and Climbing!  ` 

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.